Still 'Looking': Where Are They Now (and Where Are They Going)?
By Jesse Steinbach
What are our favorite San Franciscans up to?
All photos courtesy of HBO
Just the other day the trailer for Looking: The Movie dropped and hinted at plenty of drama and feelingz. In passionate anticipation of the movie's premiere on July 23 (at 10 PM on HBO to be exact), we decided to revisit the Californian crew and see how they're doing. We'll look back at where Season 2 left them and also contemplate possible plot points the friends may face in the feature-length film airing next month. Needless to say, we'll be looking into the future (had to do it, sorry).
Before clicking through, check out the movie trailer below:
Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez)
Season 2 found Agustín maturing from complete drunk hotmess to mildly functional/respectable human. Now that he's done with his ex, Frank, Agustín is deep in love with Eddie, his HIV-positive bear of a BF. Eddie has pushed Agustín to become a better person, encouraging him to help out at the LGBT homeless youth center and paint a mural at the end of Season 2. The movie trailer hints at a wedding, and we're left wondering (fingers crossed!) if it'll be a big gay one between Eddie and Agustín.
Eddie (Daniel Franzese)
Eddie stole our hearts and the media's attention when he became one of the few openly HIV-positive characters on television. Now courting Agustín, Eddie has educated his new guy about his status and safe sex, and has propelled him from the worst to bearable being. We hope Eddie and Agustín continue to work together at the LGBT shelter, and like, co-teach a class or something.
Dom (Murray Bartlett)
Sweet beautiful man child Dom is all grown up (kind of). He has made amends with his BFF, Doris, who he was arguing with about money and the new man in her life (he felt all sorts of replaced and just. couldn't. take. it). But now that Dom's over this hump, he's ready to open his new restaurant (er, food window?) and maybe convince Daddy Lynn to be in love with him.
Lynn (Scott Bakula)
Lynn helped Dom organize his restaraunt dreams and lift him up to greatness (overstatement). Though Dom fell for Lynn and wanted to persue something more serious, Lynn is wise and unphased and basically just wanted to have a threesome with Dom and call it a day. We don't know how Lynn will play into the movie, but we hope he at least tries out Dom's new eats.
Doris (Lauren Weedman)
Our favorite Looking lady is settling down with Malik, her rad new boyfriend, and finally putting an end to spinster life. In Season 2, her father died and she gave her inheritance to Dom so he could open up his food situation (because she's in love and doesn't need $$$ anymore). We're guessing Doris and Malik are getting hitched in Season 2, though we're secretly hoping it's a dual wedding with Eddie and Agustín. A gay can dream!
Kevin (Russell Tovey)
Eternally sexy British a-hole Kevin just wasn't satisfied with Patrick. At the end of Season 2, Kevin was trolling Grindr right as Patrick moved in with him. Shady move. We assume Kevin will either try to convince Patrick to enter an open relationship or try to change his own non-monogamous ways. Either way, we're #TeamRichie.
Patrick (Jonathan Groff)
Poor Patrick. In an emotional showdown with Kevin in the Season 2 finale, Patrick held strong to his monogomous principles. The next morning, he slipped out of bed and paid Richie a visit at the barber shop. In a not-so-subtle metaphor, Patrick literally shed some dead skin cells and got a fresh cut from our favorite Latin lover. Patrick sort of screwed Richie over in Season 2 and idiotically chose Kevin, but we hope he switches gears in the movie and wins back our dream man.
Richie (Raúl Castillo)
Richie is all kinds of perfect: spritiual, soulful, sexy. Though he was hooking up with some other gay (we forgot his name) who sparked an intriguing conversation about PrEP use, Richie held strong to his morals and turned away a rather deperate and manipulative Patrick. For the sake of movie-magic, we hope Richie gives Patrick a fleeting moment to redeem himself and considers taking him back. But if Looking is to remain as real and gritty as its track record, we can't expect any happy endings.
Looking: The Movie permieres July 23 at 10 PM on HBO .