‘Playboy Club’ star Sean Maher opens up about his sexuality

From Entertainment Weekly:

For the first time, Maher opens up about his sexuality in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly
…Maher says that not coming out wasn’t so much a choice as much as it was a reality of the business when he first came to L.A. fresh out of college back in 1997. Publicists working with him during his first Tinseltown role as the title character on Fox’s short-lived cop drama Ryan Caulfield: Year One assumed he was straight — and he didn’t tell them otherwise, out of fear. “I’m 22, I move to L.A., and it’s such a cliché, but the day I arrive, publicists from the show took me out to The Ivy for lunch,” he remembers. “They’re telling me, ‘You know, gosh, we’d really appreciate it if you could keep your girlfriend on the side because we want to appeal to the female demographic of the show.’”

Maher’s role on the show is a closeted gay man married to one of the bunnies, who is involved with launching the Chicago chapter of the Mattachine Society.

I may have a new show to add to my must-see-tv.

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