Tovey Makes a Pass

As we were going to press, we heard that Quantico was cancelled.  That means some really hot gay guys are suddenly unemployed.  That leads to our Ask Billy question, from Karl in Atlanta.  “I remember you mentioning a movie with Russell Tovey playing a gay soccer player.  Did it ever come out?  The photos you ran were hot.”

You know, I completely forgot about The Pass.  It was made a couple of years ago, but then I never heard anything more.  Turns out it opened at the BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival in March of 2016.  Then it played a bunch of film festivals before winding up with a UK DVD release in April 2017.  Last week, it turned up on Amazon Prime in the US, so you can see it for yourself.  Here’s what I’ll tell you – Russell’s really hot.  Like REALLY hot.  Like, he’s never looked hotter.  And his “teammate”, Arinze Kene, is even hotter!  Together they are like gay porn hot.  I didn’t know anything about the movie, but it comes across as a play – most scenes include only two or three people in a single locale.  Turns out, it started life as a play – starring Tovey!  It’s interesting and sexy with a dark and somber turn towards the end.  Despite the claustrophobic atmosphere, there are some striking visuals – in particular, one I’d calling “sleeping double in a single bed”.  Because I’m such a giver, you can see the entire film on

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