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Published on June 2nd, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Barrowman’s Loving It

Those of you that were worrying calm down; Captain Jack does indeed have some same-sex encounters in this year’s series of Torchwood.

Apparently it’s been a concern for some fans that this year’s run of Torchwood would not address the immortal Time Agent’s sexuality and that it would be ignored. But rest assured, the man himself gets some man on man time to please you all.

It does seem strange that some fans need Jack to prove that he’s a fifty first century guy every year but if confirmation is what you need then that’s what you’re going to get.

However, apparently, we don’t require a confirmation of anyone else’s sexuality, just the Captain’s. Never mind though, when a character is this popular, they need to have their familiar character traits in place to reassure audiences that everything is ok. It’s refreshing over the usual bigotry.

Barrowman described the filming of his sex scenes as something of a no brainer:

“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’.”

Obviously these have been tough times for the actor!

Torchwood: Miracle Day will air later this year in the UK and the US.


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One Response to Barrowman’s Loving It

  1. avatar domino says:

    I don’t know that it’s so strange that gay people want their gay heroes to be seen to be gay. My worry was that Jack’s sexuality might be toned down for the rather conservative sensibilities of middle America – until I realised Starz is the channel that brought us Spartacus – no worries there then!

    Straight characters can hold hands, kiss, have sex, and show practically everything on screen without anyone batting an eyelid. The moment a guy looks like he’s gonna get it on with another guy, you can feel the moral majority cranking up their complaining machine. The best way to combat that kind of prejudice is to make it normal to see gays being gay on screen, and you do that by featuring well-written gay characters in mainstream programmes.

    So, hooray for Torchwood and Captain Jack’s ‘tough day at the office’ – I’m going to enjoy that bit! x

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