‘Torchwood’ Showrunner Says U.S. Viewers Are More Progressive About Gay Characters

May 31, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"Torchwood" showrunner Russell T. Davies says U.S. viewers are more progressive about gay and bisexual characters than viewers in Britain, thanks to U.S. shows such as "Glee" and "Modern Family," reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.

“The portrayal of gay, bisexual, and lesbian characters [in America] is currently way ahead of Britain,” Davies said.

The show’s hero, Captain Jack Harkness, won’t have his bisexuality toned down for the Starz version of the show, "Torchwood: Miracle Day," which will debut this summer, the story notes.

John Barrowman, who plays Harkness, said his character "“gets to have full-on boy-sex a couple of times. On those days going to work I’d wake up and Scott, my partner, would say, ‘What are you filming today?’ And I’d say, ‘Oh it’s going to be a tough day, I get to have sex with a 24-year-old.’”

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