Friday, 22 July 2011

Torchwood: Uncut?

There's been much kerfuffle this week over this story;
"JOHN Barrowman has clashed with the BBC by defending Torchwood's axed explicit gay sex scene - saying it was NOT gratuitous."
A word of warning though - THIS IS IN THE SUN!!!
They love to sensationalise and - quite literally - sex stories up.
You'd hope just two months after that "Pre-watershed gay TV kiss ban" (that never existed and was never proposed), people might be a bit more sceptical.
It was The Sun what broke it last weekend;
Barrowman bonk with a barman is banned by Beeb
"It has already been shown on US cable channel Starz, which co-funded the drama. But shocked Beeb bosses have cut it from the BBC1 version, fearing an avalanche of complaints from viewers..."
The Sun can only quote "an insider" - which means they may have made it up.
Or hacked someone's mobile phone.
Who can say.
Mr Ian Sider told them;
"It wasn't that it was a gay scene that worried people, but just the fact it was such an explicit sex scene, full stop.
"You can get away with scenes like that on American cable channels, but you can't on primetime BBC1."
A BBC spokesperson has said;
“The UK and US versions of Torchwood are slightly different. However these differences do not change the story in any way and the strong storylines are first and foremost to the series.”
Torchwood is shown after the watershed - the episode in question will be shown on BBC 1 next week.

Update: A certain Russell T Davies has emailed GT:
"Now be calm.
“There is a cut in Ep.3 to simultaneous gay AND straight sex scenes. As if I’d let them cut gay sex alone! Dear God. Have faith! They’re cut because the BBC thinks that, unusually, a young audience watches post-watershed Torchwood, because of Captain Jack. And it’s not as if Editorial Policy thinks sex is shocking in that context; they just think sex scenes cause embarrassment between kids and the adults watching, which encourages people to turn over. They want viewers to stay!
“And Ep.7 goes centre-stage with a proper, dark, beautiful, honest love story between two men, and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever had my name on. So there’s been no degaying here! Seriously: as IF I would! Come on!
“Be calm!”
Quoted on Gay Times Online.


  1. Apparently, the BBC said there was no way they could show a giant cock on primetime BBC1.
    Torchwood producers protested that it was too late to recast now, as John Barrowman has been in the show for a number of years...

  2. He has got a giant cock.
    I've seen that photo. :)

  3. Anuver joke rooned. :'(

    Has he really got a big cock?
    Show me the pictures!!!
    My favourite episode of Torchwood was when he kissed that US soldier in WW2, who I think was the original Jack Harkness.
    It was a beautiful episode. :'(

  4. John Barrowman's cock -

    (Cock not pictured).

  5. That's the shittiest picture I've ever seen in my entire life.
    Not only is it probably not Barrowman but you can't even see the cock.
    Disappointed. >:(


    The pilot gets killed later that night in a raid. :'(

  6. It's clearly him.
    I''m sure you can find the non-blurred cock version if you hunt around...

  7. Hunt around???
    I'm not that sad.
    Good day, Sir!