Two of the most captivating storylines in the first season of Showtime’s “Masters Of Sex” dealt with the harsh realities of how men and women dealt with being gay in the 1950s, when opinions were worlds apart from where they are in the present day.
Besides young prostitute Betty (Annaleigh Ashford), who was in love with another woman but decided life would be better if she married a man, there was also the coming out story of middle-aged Provost Barton Scully (played beautifully by Beau Bridges) and how he dealt with his growing feelings for other men and the impact that had on his marriage to his devoted wife, Margaret (Allison Janney).
Last night at The Paley Center For Media’s PaleyFest event in Hollywood at the Dolby Theater, “Masters Of Sex” was celebrated with a panel featuring the cast and creator Michelle Ashford and I had the chance to ask series star Michael Sheen what we can expect to see in terms of that storyline in the new season.
Michelle Ashford also told me that we’ll see the Scullys “a little” in the second season, which is no surprise since both Bridges and Janney are busier than ever with sitcoms on CBS (Bridges on “The Millers” and Janney on “Mom“) as well as always-in-demand feature film careers. Annaleigh Ashford, however, will be back as a series regular in the second season so we’ll be seeing more of Betty and her journey.
“Masters Of Sex” returns for season two on July 13th on Showtime.
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