Russell T Davies in Swansea, Wales, Jan 28, 2021. Davies, whose latest hit series is “It’s a Sin” on HBO Max, made waves in England by saying only gay performers should play gay characters. “I’m going to war,” he said. Francesca Jones/The New York Times

Should straight actors
play gay roles?

A star TV writer makes waves in England by saying only queer performers should play queer characters. “I’m going to war,” he says