Posted by on January 12, 2021 10:31 am
Originally From: Pink News

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Russell T Davies has said he wants “authentic” gay representation in TV shows.

The former Doctor Who showrunner is known for creating a swathe of beloved LGBT+ TV, from Queer as Folk to Cucumber, and is getting ready for the release of new drama It’s a Sin.

The upcoming drama stars Years & Years singer Olly Alexander in the lead role, with the proud queer musician playing a gay teen who moved to London just before the outbreak of the AIDS crisis.

Speaking to Radio Times, the showrunner explained that he thinks “authenticity” is key when casting gay roles.

Russell T Davies: ‘You wouldn’t cast someone able-bodied and put them in a wheelchair’

He said: “I’m not being woke about this… but I feel strongly that if I cast someone in


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