'Fellow Travelers' is a queer love story with highs, lows, tops, and bottoms : Pop Culture Happy Hour The sweeping new Showtime series Fellow Travelers chronicles a relationship between two gay men played by Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey. It spans the McCarthy Era of the 1950s through the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. One is perfectly content to stay in the closet and live a lie, and the other wants more out of their relationship. As the years pass the two men keep coming back together only to find the power dynamic between them shifting back and forth.

'Fellow Travelers' is a queer love story with highs, lows, tops, and bottoms

'Fellow Travelers' is a queer love story with highs, lows, tops, and bottoms

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Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer in Fellow Travelers.

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The sweeping new Showtime series Fellow Travelers chronicles a relationship between two gay men played by Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey. It spans the McCarthy Era of the 1950s through the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. One is perfectly content to stay in the closet and live a lie, and the other wants more out of their relationship. As the years pass the two men keep coming back together only to find the power dynamic between them shifting back and forth.