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Russell Tovey raves about gay sex scenes in new dystopian drama Years and Years

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Dino Fetscher and Russell Tovey [right] in Years and Years | Photo: BBC

Actor Russell Tovey has celebrated the gay sex scenes in his new BBC TV drama Years and Years, calling the show ‘graphic-o!’

Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, he said: ‘This is the world we’re living in so we should be able to see this and your children should be able to.’

He furthermore clarified: ‘Not that children are gonna watch this show after the watershed. It’s graphic-o!’

The new futuristic drama was written by Russell T Davies. He previously wrote the seminal Channel 4 show Queer As Folk.

‘How the hell do you normalise it?’

Russell went on to add: ‘Everything has to be shown. Because, otherwise, if you don’t show diversity, if you don’t show gay sex, if you don’t show men in love, or women in love, or whatever, then how the hell do you normalise it?

‘The only way for people to get cultural references is through television.’

According to The Times Russell’s gay character David in Years and Years ‘strips off with his lover’ after the ‘four-minute warning of a nuclear attack sounds.’

‘I’m a big believer in therapy’

Speaking to the publication about the drama, Russell also addressed his break up with fiance Steve Brockman. ‘It was a shitty break up,’ he said, ‘but I’m a big believer in therapy.’

Optimistic about the future, the actor – who will soon star in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf on Broadway – added: ‘I reckon I’ll be thinking about children within 18 months.’

The star explained: ‘I’ve said I want to be a dad by 40 and I’m serious. I’m 37 now.

‘By the time I’m done on Broadway I want to be with someone and thinking about children or else I’m just going to do it on my own.’

The openly gay star is known for roles in Being Human, Looking and also The Pass.

Years and Years is on BBC1 in the UK tonight [Tuesday 14 May] at 9pm.

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Did Russell Tovey split from fiancé Steve Brockman?

https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russell-tovey-raves-about-gay-love-scenes-in-new-dystopian-drama-years-and-years/

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