Yesterday, NewNowNext reported on HBO’s new series (based on an old web series), High Maintenance, which follows the lives of a group of New Yorkers connected by their cannabis delivery guy. When HBO greenlit six new episodes, president of programming Michael Lombardo said, “High Maintenance has proven to be one of today’s most highly-acclaimed online comedies.”
He continued, “We are thrilled to bring this sophisticated and clever series to our HBO audience.” The creators of High Maintenance, Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, added, “We have been growing this show organically for three years now, and we are elated to bring it into full maturity at HBO, the gold-standard of both online and televised entertainment.”
At some point during the day, NewNowNext updated their article, ditched their steamy featured image and removed some very racy screenshots from the article.
Apparently, someone at HBO wasn’t happy with the graphic photos but failed to realize this is the Internet — once it’s out there, it’s out there forever.
The first episode, “Meth(od),” follows a gay man named Max (Max Jenkins) who hooks up with Sebastian (Colby Keller). The screengrabs mentioned above show Jenkins getting pounded by adult film actor Keller. Apparently, the love scene is explicit, and Keller goes full-frontal.
As a bonus, Bob the Drag Queen (Christopher Caldwell) also makes an exciting appearance in the episode.
High Maintenance premieres on HBO on September 16, at 11 p.m., but in the meantime, you can watch the trailer below!