Russell Tovey: Last News


Russell Tovey doesn’t fumble his role as a closeted footballer in this British sports drama

Welcome back to our queer film retrospective, “A Gay Old Time.” In this Super Bowl weekend edition of the column, we’re taking a cheeky look at the story of “footballers” from across the pond in 2016’s The Pass.Historically, there hasn’t been a strong connection between team sports and the queer community. They tend to be culturally regarded as one of the epitomes of traditional masculinity, and it hasn’t been until quite recently that more players in national and international leagues have felt comfortable coming out.

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