The Last Of Us Director Jokes He Tricked Audiences Into A Gay Romance

There is no doubt that the third episode of the series HBO’s The Last of Us, It has been a whole chapter for the history of cinema and TV. The public has been raving about it, both fans of the game and newcomers to the series. The way the story of Bill and Frank was approached (as long as it is seen for what it is), left many with their mouths open.

In an interview with Inverse, director Peter Hoar shed some light on the importance of Bill and Frank to the broader gay community, joking that the story would have come as a surprise to some The Last of Us viewers.

“Maybe it’s not as complicated as it seems. It is about the heart, love and truth. They are kind and gentle with each other. Middle-aged men who fall in love, you don’t get it all the time, so I think it was nice.”

“Sometimes you have to trick the rest of the world into seeing these things before they say, ‘Oh my gosh, that was two guys. I just realized’. I think then they could understand that everything is real. It is the same love.”

Hoar himself is gay and spoke about the importance of variation within LGBTQ stories, having worked on It’s a Sin, which is a show about young men in the midst of the AIDS crisis in the UK.

“I would love to do it again if my schedule allows it. I don’t know when they’re going to start, maybe it’s tomorrow,” she replied when asked if she’d be happy to return to The Last of Us for a second time. season. Based on the raucous response to the third episode, many people would lend their right arm for Hoar to repeat his excellent job bringing the tumultuous events of Part II to life.

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HBO’s The Last of Us will premiere its fourth chapter this Sunday, February 5.