Billions has shown a non-binary sex scene in a landmark move. Last year, the Showtime drama introduced Taylor, a character who does not identify as male or female, played by Asia Kate Dillon, who is also non-binary. They were widely considered to be the first representation of a non-binary character on TV.
The acclaimed TV show, which stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, tells the story of a battle between a top hedge fund and the New York District Attorney’s office.
Taylor is an intern at the hedge fund who is super-intelligent, a vegan, and also happens to use the pronoun ‘they’ – as briefly discussed with another character when they came out in the Season 2 premiere. In the latest episode on April 22, Taylor is sent to San Francisco to hear technological pitches with venture philanthropist Oscar Langstraat, played by Mike Birbiglia.
The two bond over a mutual love of nerdy pursuits like Star Wars, Apple and – finally – popular board game Netrunner, which they end up playing against each other at a tournament. They both go back to Oscar’s mansion, undress, and enjoy a pretty lovely TV sex scene.