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Alex Kingston and Emilia Fox to Play Lesbian Lovers in 'Upstairs, Downstairs'

Alex Kingston and Emilia Fox to Play Lesbian Lovers in 'Upstairs, Downstairs'

Finally, the Alex Kingston lesbian affair the collective imagination has been pining for since ER! Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration but the good news is that the lovely and amazing Kingston’s Upstairs Downstairs character will engage in a torrid, hidden lesbian affair with Silent Witness star Emilia Fox, according to The Mirror.

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Finally, the Alex Kingston lesbian affair the collective imagination has been pining for since ER! Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration but the good news is that the lovely and amazing Kingston’s Upstairs, Downstairs character will engage in a torrid, hidden lesbian affair with Silent Witness star Emilia Fox, according to The Mirror.

“These are two brilliant, intellectual women who have a deeply romantic friendship in the tradition of the great Edwardian romantics, which gives each of them endless stimulation and satisfaction,” writer Heidi Thomas told The Mirror.

Fox will play Lady Portia Alresford who returns to the household to resume an affair with Kingston’s aunt Blanche. The women will reignite their affair only for their secret to be eventually exposed and set off a firestorm of controversy.

“She is quite a radical, very used to a free existence, and doesn’t understand why she would have to conform to the beautifully kept world they’ve created for themselves,” Kingston said of her character, who is an explorer and archaeologist. 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.