- Gossip Girl -How Sexy Is The New 'Gossip Girl' Gonna Be?
In the words of Gossip Girl's infamous Season 1 marketing, "OMFG." This is the only appropriate reaction to Evan Mock's Instagram Story, shared on Wednesday, Dec. 16, which featured nothing but an assortment of cock socks and strapless thongs. Mock, of course, will star in the new HBO Max reboot of the teen drama, begging the question, just how sexy is this new Gossip Girl going to be?
For those who don't know, cock socks are basically flesh colored, pantyhose-like pouches meant to cover up the family jewels on set while filming a nude scene. Whatever Mock was shooting on this "typical Wednesday," you can bet he had to strip down to do it. And while it's possible that Mock was on another job, based on the cast's recent Instagrams from set, and the fact that GG is currently filming in NYC, it seems like a safe bet that this special wardrobe was for the reboot. Which leads me back to my original question: just how sexy is this new Gossip Girl?
When Gossip Girl premiered in 2007, just the fact that it showed teens having casual sex on network television was a big deal. Remember those Season 2 ads that used critiques like "Every Parent's Nightmare" and "Mind-Blowingly Inappropriate"? People were scandalized watching Serena and Nate hook up on a hotel bar in the pilot, and the outrage only grew from there. And based on Mock's Instagram, and some paparazzi photos from set featuring a nearly naked Thomas Doherty, it looks like the new Gossip Girl reboot is hoping to be even more outrageous and even, dare we say, R-rated?
Sure, the O.G. Gossip Girl had sex scenes, but it did not have flat out nudity. It was all "of course girls leave their bras on to have sex and go to sleep," fancy editing tricks, and fade outs to the tune of an up and coming indie pop band. Assuming Mock was on the set of the new Gossip Girl when he sent this Instagram Story, it seems things on the Upper East Side are about to get a lot more graphic.
Showrunner Joshua Safran teased this shift on Twitter after reporter asked about whether or not the show would take advantage of its new home on HBO Max. "GG is a classy woman," Safran tweeted on Nov. 19, "She will be TV-MA, I imagine, but she will never just show something just because she can." (TV-MA means that the new Gossip Girl will be rated for "Mature Audiences Only," meaning ages 17 and up. For comparison, the original Gossip Girl was rated TV-14.)
So, yeah, it looks like the Gossip Girl reboot isn't just going to be sexy, it's going to be outright scandalous, cock socks and all! Dan Humphrey would never.