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Looking (with Alex Philamond)

Season 3, Ep. 32

Writer and manicurist Alex Philamond joins me to discuss the HBO series Looking - the Jonathan Groff-led show that was pitched as the gay Sex And The City. But, despite its compelling cast of characters and a dedicated fanbase, Looking was cancelled after two seasons.


Hozier's chart successes: 0:46

Looking with Alex Philamond: 3:33

Top of the Flops: 1:11:06


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Read the Looking oral history here!

Editing: Adam Shanahan

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