In a cover interview with UK LGBT
glossy Attitude, out actor Murray Bartlett responded to
criticism of HBO's Looking.
The Australian-born Bartlett, 48,
played Dominic “Dom” Basaluzzo in the series about a group of gay
friends living in San Francisco. After two seasons, HBO ordered a
one-time special to end the series.
Looking was criticized for
focusing too much on the experiences of gay men.
“It's tricky when you're just
focusing on a few characters,” Bartlett
said. “There's a lot of pressure on a queer show to be fully
representative of the [LGBT] community, and that's kind of an
“I'm proud of what we tried to do
[but] it's understandable that the queer community wants to be fully
represented. We should celebrate that first, then look at how it
could be better or whether we all felt represented or not.”
Bartlett plays Michael “Mouse”
Tolliver in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Tales of the City.
The 10-episode limited series arrives June 7.
“I think Tales of the City
does a more comprehensive job, and I hope people will like it,”
Bartlett: I have so much love for Tales
of the City.)