In an excerpt of “Scenes in My Life” published by Vulturethe actor confessed that he felt apprehensive about taking on the role of a gay man, a fear he wrote “come from [his] raised, the community raised [him]and stubborn stereotypes about gay characters. “But when Williams adapted to the role and realized it wouldn’t require him to play a ‘type’, he accepted the character’s gender and even started pushing for it to be well represented. than.
While there are many ways “The Wire” breaks through, the show often makes Omar’s central relationship with Michael Kevin Darnall’s Brandon more implicit than obvious. For a series that doesn’t shy away from gangster violence, as well as displays of heterosexual love, the lack of intimacy between the pair is striking. “It seems like everyone is dancing around their intimacy issues,” Williams wrote. “There’s a lot of hair-touching and lip-rubbing and things like that. I feel like if we’re going to do this, we should do our best.”
Williams wrote that he felt directors were afraid to portray the couple’s love in a physical way, saying, “Twenty years ago, men – especially men of color – didn’t kiss on television. I by no means rare; I mean it didn’t happen. “While another influential HBO show, “Oz,” started a few years ago when “The Wire” featured a number of gay characters, it’s true that the TV scene as a whole is devoid of intimacy. strange among men of color at the time.” Gay people f***, right? “Williams recalls saying to one of the directors.
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