Watch Wentworth Miller and Russell Tovey share a kiss on The Flash
The gay kiss the internet has been praying for has finally happened.
Russell Tovey made his debut this week, starring as The Ray, a superhero with the ability to manipulate light who dwells on an alternate Earth where Nazis won World War II.
In the four-part “Crisis on Earth-X” which aired on The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, fans get to see The Ray get up-close-and-personal with Wentworth Miller’s character, Captain Cold.
Tovey’s character, whose real name is Ray Terrell, is a hero in the dystopian world with the ability to manipulate light.
He’s openly gay, as Tovey is in real life and, in one scene, we see him wearing a concentration camp uniform with a pink triangle.
In an episode of The Flash airing this week, Terrell shares a kiss with his partner, Citizen Cold, who is an alternate-universe version of Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold who is both gay and a hero.
Live the special moment here:
The scene was a rare case of a gay kiss being aired on primetime television.
The two actors are also both gay in real life, making it even more special.
It’s fair to say the moment caught the attention of Twitter.
— germery (@smoaksqueen) November 29, 2017
— disgusteDGuy (@disgusteDGuy) November 29, 2017
— Rusty Hatchell (@rustyhatchell) November 29, 2017
Russell Tovey and Wentworth Miller kissed on the Flash. That’s 2 of my gay idols ? even if it was a short smooch.
— Robbie Anderson (@RobbieA08) November 29, 2017
Prison Break star Wentworth came out as gay in 2013 in response to persecution of LGBT people in Russia.
After being invited to speak at the St Petersburg International Film Festival, he wrote a public letter of response: “I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government.”
He added: “However, as a gay man, I must decline.”
He faced online trolling since, eventually hitting back at a follower on Twitter who called him a “little bitch” and said he is not “a real man”.
The troll responded to Miller when he posted an article titled ‘4 Ways Sexist, Macho Culture Hurts Men.’
“A real man on camera and nothing but a little bitch in real life,” the troll wrote.
“Normally I would just ban this person,” responded Miller.
“Their sentiments have zero nutritional value and, in my opinion, reflect an antiquated belief system that is not only harmful but on its way out.”
Adding: “That said, the attitude expressed does open the door to some interesting topics. Like gender performance, gender policing, shaming, sexuality, projection, toxic masculinity, and the lowering of public discourse.”