Russell Tovey thanks his dad for not allowing him down the effeminate path.
I knew my aversion to Russell Tovey was warranted. Y’all think I’m judgmental, but really, I’m just perceptive and I can smell the bullshit even through a TV screen. Check out this cute little passage from Russell Tovey’s interview with The Guardian:
"I feel like I could have been really effeminate, if I hadn’t gone to the school I went to. Where I felt like I had to toughen up. If I’d have been able to relax, prance around, sing in the street, I might be a different person now. I thank my dad for that, for not allowing me to go down that path. Because it’s probably given me the unique quality that people think I have."
Dammit, Dad! Why didn’t you make me more manly?!
Oh wait, you forced me to play baseball when I didn’t want to. You forced me to play football when I didn’t want to. You forced me to go on construction jobsites with you when I didn’t want to. You forced me to play with those terrible, bad-ass boys in the neighborhood (and get beaten up all the time) when I didn’t want to.
Maybe I’m was just meant to be a sissy and there was nothing my dad could have done about it and maybe Russell Tovey is a dick who pats his dad on the back for “making” him Grindr Masc.