HBO announced on Thursday that every single one of their original series and films will have "intimacy coordinators" placed on set when sex scenes are being filmed according to Rolling Stone.
The coordinators will serve as mediators between the cast, crew and production staff to make sure everything goes smoothly.
The Deuce, a show centered around the adult film industry in 1970s New York City, will be the first show the network's coordinators will be on set for. This decision might have come, in part, due to accusations of sexual misconduct against one of the show's stars, James Franco.
Franco was accused by five women, four of which were acting students he took on, saying that he, among other things, "would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts."
The 39-year-old actor was also accused of removing plastic guards that covered women's vaginas during orgy scenes on set for a film his now-defunct Studio 4 film school and allegedly got very angry when women refused to go topless for scenes, with one accuser saying, "I got it in my head pretty quickly that, OK, you don't say 'no' to this guy."
The allegations were published by the LA Times.