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'Lip Service' Lesbians Grace Diva Mag's Cover

'Lip Service' Lesbians Grace Diva Mag's Cover

Last May producers of BBC 3's lesbian-themed show Lip Service announced that the show had been greenlit for a second series. Mistresses’ scribe Harriet Braun penned the L Word-esque series about a group of Glaswegian lesbians starring Nina’s Heavenly Delights’ Laura Fraser as Cat the architect; hot blonde and Spooks’ star Ruta Gedmintas as Cat’s ex Frankie, a photographer with shades of Shane; Coronation Street’s Heather Peace as a police sergeant with the gender neutral moniker Sam, The Palace’s Fiona Button as Tess and Hollyoaks' Roxanne McKee as Lou – more gender neutral naming – a closeted daytime television star.

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Last May producers of BBC 3's lesbian-themed show Lip Service announced that the show had been greenlit for a second series.

Now, the Lip Service ladies grace the cover of Diva magazine’s April issue, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes on-set interview inside.

Mistresses’ scribe Harriet Braun penned the L Word-esque series about a group of Glaswegian lesbians starring Nina’s Heavenly Delights’ Laura Fraser as Cat the architect; hot blonde and Spooks’ star Ruta Gedmintas as Cat’s ex Frankie, a photographer with shades of Shane; Coronation Street’s Heather Peace as a police sergeant with the gender neutral moniker Sam, The Palace’s Fiona Button as Tess and Hollyoaks' Roxanne McKee as Lou – more gender neutral naming – a closeted daytime television star.

Diva chatted with Peace about what might happen regarding the Sam / Cat / Frankie love triangle in the second series.

“I guess Sam and Frankie attract different people at different stages in their life. That’s what’s so interesting about the situation with Cat,” Peace said.  “I think if cat could have Frankie and the history they share, but with Sam’s maturity and strength, then she would have found the perfect girl!”

There are a few new characters joining the Lip Service fold and Diva caught up with Anna Skellern, who plays newcomer Lexy. Regarding her character Skellern said, “Lexy’s a doctor in an accident and emergency and knows how to keep cool under pressure. This also means that she’d like for her personal life to be as straightforward as possible – but as you’ll see, it doesn’t always work out that way…”

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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.