Theo James attends Netflix FYSEE: The Gentlemen at Sunset Las Palmas Studios on May 19, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. Source: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix

'White Lotus' Star Theo James Strips Down for Commercial Shoot and Gay Twitter Goes Wild

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 1 MIN.

Ripped "White Lotus" star Theo James wore next to nothing in Italy as he and Vittoria Ceretti, Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend, made a commercial for Dolce & Gabbana. Gay Twitter lost it over the viral images.

James was spotted "getting up close and personal with Leonardo DiCaprio's model girlfriend" for the shoot, with the ad requiring them to be "nearly nude and nuzzling up together" in a small boat, TMZ reported.

The story noted how, in the photos TMZ ran, "Theo is all over Vittoria as she lies in an inflatable boat anchored along the rugged coastline," and pointed out how "the only thing separating them are his white swim briefs and her tiny white bikini."

Over on X (formerly twitter), video footage of the two in a clench while cameras rolled filled out the scenario. (Follow this link to see the clip.)

Things did not cool down when the ad's director called a halt to the action in between takes, TMZ relayed, detailing how "Theo was strutting around set in a towel, showing off his toned abs ... safe to say dude's an absolute hunk."

Added the report: "Of course, Theo kept it professional here and didn't channel his 'White Lotus' character on this particular trip to Italy."

Gay (and even Straight) Twitter was full of feelings as the viral images circulated.

"I'm switching sides," one man posted.

"need to be inside of his swimsuit," another fellow declared.

"Theo is the only British man that can have me," another offered.

See what others had to say:

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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