The editor of 'Edition NY' magazine, and Jonathan's sometimes employer, George has been a tastemaker and man about town for decades. He's had three marriages and countless lovers. His penthouse bachelor pad and high-rise office may be peppered with souvenirs of his success, but George has become somewhat inured to a life that garnered him his own Chuck Close-esque portrait. George has become friend and mentor to Jonathan, perhaps as a way to vicariously reclaim his youth and to escape boredom. Also, Jonathan has access to marijuana, which pleases George immensely.