Russell Tovey Praises ‘Graphic-O’ Gay Sex Scene in ‘Years And Years’

Years And Years, the new Russell T. Davies drama, premieres tonight at 9pm on BBC1 in the UK. Apparently there’s a graphic gay sex scene in the first episode of the weekly, six-part series, and Russell Tovey spoke about it in an interview with Yahoo Movies UK.

Said Tovey: “This is the world we’re living in so we should be able to see this and your children should be able to. Not that children are gonna watch this show as it’s after the Watershed. It’s graphic-o! 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 normalize it? The only way for people to really get cultural references is through television.”

BBC1 dropped the trailer last month. The show follows one family from 2019 forward over a period of 15 years.

“What sort of world are we in,” asks Tovey’s character at the start of the trailer as he cradles a newborn infant, “because if it’s this bad now, what’s it going to be like for you in 30 years’ time?”

The show also stars Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear, Jessica Hynes, T’Nia Miller, Ruth Madeley, and Anne Reid.

Tovey also sat down with Davies on ‘The One Show’ this week to discuss the series.

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Russell Tovey and Emma Thompson Flash Forward in ‘Years and Years’ from’Queer As Folk’ Creator Russell T. Davies: WATCH

BBC One has dropped the trailer for Russell T. Davies’ (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal) new six-part drama Years and Years, which stars Russell Tovey (Looking, Being Human) and Emma Thompson and follows one family from 2019 forward over a period of 15 years.

“What sort of world are we in,” asks Tovey’s character at the start of the trailer as he cradles a newborn infant, “because if it’s this bad now, what’s it going to be like for you in 30 years’ time?”

The show also stars Rory Kinnear, Jessica Hynes, T’Nia Miller, Ruth Madeley, and Anne Reid.

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BBC drops trailer for new show by Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies

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A trailer for the new show by Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies has dropped and it’s set to tackle the challenges of the future.

Years and Years, set to release on the BBC in early 2019, follows the Lyons family in Manchester and their tumultuous life across 15 years.

Unlike other dramas, this six-part show will take us into the future, with its start date in 2019. It will deal with the rise of populist politicians in Britain, trans-humanism, war and other cultural issues facing the UK.

The BBC said this about the show: ‘Everything we fear, and everything we hope for, is happening around this tight-knit family.

‘Society is hotter, faster, madder, with the turmoil of politics, technology and distant wars affecting the Lyons in their day-to-day lives.

‘Britain withdraws from Europe, America becomes a lone wolf, China asserts itself and a new world begins to form.’

Emma Thompson is starring as Vivienne Rook, a populist politician rising to power.

Russell Tovey will be Daniel Lyons, who marries his husband Ralph at the start of the show. Also, the trailer suggests two parents will have to deal with the concept of trans-humanism.

This is a complex philosophical viewpoint that deals with the repercussions of humans using technology to modify their bodies.

Russell T Davies is also known for his work on Doctor Who

Speaking to Radio Times, Russell T Davies said: ‘It’s a family saga, about ordinary Manchester family.

‘Because family sagas often travel through time, like through World War Two, or through the 20s, this one goes into the future.

‘It starts in 2019 and goes forward 15 years. It starts in 2019 and goes forward 15 years. So you see where we’re heading. History and society seems to be mad at the moment, it seems to be quite a fevered time.

‘So it’s trying to capture that, it’s trying to guess where we’re going.

However, he promises the show is ‘not a political diatribe’. He plans to make you fall in love with the characters.

Watch the full trailer here: 

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Author: Tom Capon

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