Monday, May 20, 2024

“Silicon Valley” Star, Verizon Pitchman Thomas Middleditch and Wife are Swingers: “You can go to that party, of course. You pay the fee, you’ll go.”


Thomas Middleditch, the nerdy guy from “Silicon Valley” and those Verizon commercials? He and his wife, Mollie, are swingers. As, in they go to orgies, have sex with strangers, and so on. They swap partners. This is not a joke.

Middleditch has told this to Playboy, and he’s not making it up. He says: “To be honest, swinging has saved our marriage. We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly, but it’s better than feeling unheard and alone and that you have to scurry in the shadows. By the way, it’s now called being “part of the lifestyle.” The term swinging is old.”

And Silicon Valley thought it had a hot potato in the star they ousted, TJ Miller. They thought he was a headline maker!

Middleditch’s publicist must be popping Xanax right about now. But this should bring more eyes to HBO this fall for the final season. Verizon? I don’t know. Maybe they’re into it.

The actor continues: ” I self-deprecatingly call myself a pervert, but that’s not what it is. I just like it. I’m sexual. I’d always thought I was a romantic and that when I fall in love, that stuff fades away. It does for some years—enough to be like, “I should get married, and I’ll be different.” But it’s part of me. If that’s part of your being and it feels important to you, find a way to explore it, because repression sucks.”

Writer Ryan Gajewski got a good one here. Congrats!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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