Getting undressed in front of a new love interest can be scary. It can be especially daunting after four open-heart surgeries leave you with scars that you would prefer no one to see. On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the actor Finn Wittrock tells the story of a young man’s struggle with vulnerability in “The Shirt Stays On.”
Jameson Rich, the author of the 2016 essay, is a writer and filmmaker in New York City. He is currently working on a memoir.
Mr. Wittrock’s recent films include “Write When You Get Work” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Stay tuned after the reading to hear from him, Mr. Rich and the Modern Love editor Daniel Jones.