The director of White Lotus wants to focus on desire and sexual selection in Season 2 (photo credit – still from White Lotus)
As Jennifer Coolidge-led streaming series “The White Lotus” enters its second season, show director Mike White revealed that he wanted to narrow the focus this time to themes of desire and sexual selection.
The season is set at a resort in Sicily and follows the adventures of various guests and employees over a period of one week.
Talking about the men and a personal relationship in the season two storyline, Mike says, “Just before I started writing season two, my dad and I went to Sweden. I had planned this trip for us so that he could see where his mother’s family came from. We had that experience, and shortly after, he was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. The miracle of being able to make that journey was so intense. ,
He further mentions how he becomes a teenager again after hearing about sex from his father, “As soon as my dad starts talking about s*x, I’m 14 again. ‘Oh dear’. (laughs) But here’s my dad, he’s a sensible, great man, but he can never escape his beast. We will be humiliated for the rest of our lives because of this part of us. What do we do with desire? What is a ‘good man’? What is s*xual selection? It’s been changing throughout my lifetime.”
In the second season, Jennifer Coolidge returns as Tanya, a wealthy heiress. The director says he intended to explore sexuality through the prism of a heterosexual man.
“In season two, I specifically wanted to explore these themes through the lens of male heterosexuality. I thought it would be interesting to have three generations of men travel together and have older men grapple with the reality that their sex life is going to be different.” The *x drive has essentially ruined their heritage and families, while the grandson’s character, Albie di Grasso, is more ‘I’m sorry, I don’t really have the *x drive,’ he concludes.
In Season 2, Jennifer Coolidge F. Murray is joined by a whole new cast including Abraham, Adam DeMarco, Meghan Fahy, Beatrice Grano, John Gries, Sabrina Impatiatore, Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lou Richardson, Tom. Hollander, Leo Woodall, Will Sharp and Simona Tabasco.
Season 2 of ‘The White Lotus’ is available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar.
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