The It's A Sin creator believes casting gay actors is about authenticity. Don't miss a thing by getting the latest from the Manchester Evening News sent direct to your inbox. Corrie actor Peter Ash has hit back after Russell T Davis claimed only gay actors should play gay roles. Russell, the TV creator, producer and writer behind the Manchester-based series Queer as Folk, Doctor Who and Years and Years, which was also set in Manchester, explained why he only casts gay actors in the role of gay characters in an interview with the Radio Times. He tweeted: "Acting; the art or occupation of performing fictional roles in plays, films or television. Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter.
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On screen, what should have been a quick-witted, heart-warming Christmas crowd-pleaser, is instead a rather mortifying, star-stuffed misfire in almost every conceivable way garishly lit, incoherently edited, incompetently filmed , an extravagantly wrapped lump of coal dumped on Netflix for the holidays. On stage, the role of a flamboyantly gay larger than life Broadway star was embodied by flamboyantly gay larger than life Broadway star Brooks Ashmanskas, who the character was reportedly written around. For the film version, one would picture perhaps Nathan Lane, given not only his experience and persona but his age, closer to that of Streep, who plays his partner in crime even a straight actor like Stanley Tucci could have delivered. When critics first got to see the film, it was the bum note no one could ignore. But while Corden is inexcusably bad here, more blame should lie at the feet of Murphy for not only choosing to cast him in the first place but for then allowing him to gayface quite so grotesquely. I still believe that straight actors have the ability to play gay but in order to do so, there should be not only a basic internal conversation Am I right for this? Can I do this well?
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By Olivia Wheeler For Mailonline. Davies insisted at the time that he was 'not being woke about this' and said the idea of 'acting gay' is just a 'bunch of codes for a performance'. I'm sorry if that upstaged it slightly. Pictured: Earlier this month, the critically-acclaimed screenwriter, 57, said every gay character in his upcoming Channel 4 drama It's A Sin will be played by gay actors, because it is the only way to ensure an authentic portrayal the cast in show still. Thoughts: Several stars have since shared their thoughts on the matter, with Neil Patrick Harris, who stars in Davies' It's A Sin pictured , claiming it is better to hire the 'best actor' for the role regardless of sexuality.
Subscriber Account active since. Free subscriber-exclusive audiobook! Get it now on Libro. LGBTQ visibility has notably increased in recent years , and this push towards inclusion is reflected in how modern celebrities identify and express their sexualities. Others claim more fluid identities and advocate for a more open-minded society.