Only Gay Actors Should Play Gay Characters Says ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner

PASADENA, CA - JULY 29 : Executive producer Russell T. Davies of the television show "Doctor Who" speaks during the BBC America portion of the 2009 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel on July 29, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Straight actors should not play gay characters, says one of Britain’s leading writer/producers.

Russell T Davies (pictured), a prolific and successful screenwriter whose credits include Queer As Folk and the revival of the children’s sci-fi series Doctor Who, has told the Radio Times:

‘You wouldn’t cast someone able-bodied and put them in a wheelchair, you wouldn’t black someone up. Authenticity is leading us to joyous places.’

Clearly this is an excellent way of generating headlines, especially when you have a new gay TV series to promote — Davies’s latest is called It’s A Sin. But is his statement actually true?

Read the rest on Breitbart.

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