Gay Twitter Reacts to the 'White Lotus' Season 2 Premiere (and that Theo James Scene)

Saturday November 5, 2022
Originally published on November 1, 2022

Theo James in a scene from "The White Lotus" Season 2.
Theo James in a scene from "The White Lotus" Season 2.  (Source:Photograph by Fabio Lovino/HBO)

"The White Lotus" Season 2 had its premiere on Sunday night and Gay Twitter was instantly buzzing about the episode, which features hunky British actor Theo James in a full frontal scene that had many wondering if he was wearing a prosthetic for the eye-popping moment.

The second season of the critically acclaimed HBO series takes place in Sicily and features a slate of new actors, including Aubrey Plaza, F. Murray Abraham, Michael Imperioli, Haley Lu Richardson Will Sharpe, and more. Jennifer Coolidge returns as well.

Playing out like an awkward moment from "Seinfeld," the NSFW scene finds James, 38, nonchalantly changing into a bathing suit in front of his friend's wife, played by Plaza. The "Divergent" star previously talked about the moment and revealed that the scene is actually a "toned" down version of what was originally shot.

"The initial version we shot was way too much. So, we did a more subtle version,'" he told "Entertainment Tonight." "They toned it [down].'"

Check out some of the best and funniest reactions to the new "White Lotus" season and James's unforgettable nude scene below.