In episode 2, “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy”, we see how Nate, played by Jacob Elordi (a toxically masculine man) became so angry in the first scenes. Evidently, he is so terrified of seeing someone else’s penis inside a locker room, that he taught him to star straight ahead. Thus, we see Jacob Elordi sitting still in full clothed while hundreds of naked boys shout and cheer around him. It was originally shown with a lot more penises. HBO wanted to remove some.

Elordi stated that the scene was fascinating for him because it felt very real. The look on his face and how he was feeling were very authentic. “The energy in the room of that many big men jumping and yelling and slapping you—nudity aside—I’m nothing like Nate, and it was so intense. Although I was unaware locker rooms could get so intense, it was really quite humorous. I don’t care about that kind of stuff, and it’s funny reading all of the reviews now—everyone’s like, ‘There’s this many penises.’ The funny thing is that it’s hilarious once you get there. This is a hilarious scene and one I won’t forget.”