Breaking Down American Gods’ Most Jaw-Dropping Moment

Full spoilers for American Gods’ series premiere, “The Bone Orchard,” continue below.

At the Hollywood premiere of American Gods, no one in the audience seemed to know what to do after Bisques’ intense, glorious “Somewhere in America” vignette played in the middle of the episode.

Played by Yetide Badaki, the sequence shows the washed up, struggling African love goddess bring a man she met off a phone dating app into her room, have sex with him, and then slowly absorb him up into her through her vagina in a graphic, stylized sex scene. After a moment of silence following the scene’s conclusion, slowly one person, and then many in the Cinerama Dome auditorium, started clapping and cheering at what they had just witnessed.

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