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Netflix’s Special Season 2 Will Have ‘A Lot More Gay Sex’

When Netflix’s Special debuted last year it was groundbreaking for a variety of reasons but primarily for who it centered: a gay man living with a disability. The half-hour series was based on creator Ryan O’Connell’s 2015 memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves and was equal parts comedic and heartwarming. Viewers…

Netflix orders Jim Parsons-produced Special, a Comedy Series About a Gay Man

Netflix has ordered a comedy series produced by The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons. The series, titled Special, is loosely based on writer Ryan O’Connell’s memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, in which the author discusses growing up as a Millennial gay man with cerebral palsy, navigating internships, dating, and coming out.…