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What Soap Opera (and The Hills) Stereotypes Will Lez Series Venice Adopt?

Now that CBS soap Guiding Light has gone into the light, it’s finally time for the show’s actresses Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia — who were lovers on the soap — to carry on their love affair on another screen. Your computer’s.

After much summer hype, the lady-loving web series Venice is here, and it’s a delicious post-coital, L Word-y appetizer of Hills-size proportions. We’re not sure how they’re going to monetize this (iTunes downloads?), but for now we’re just happy to see these pretty gals picking up where Guiding Light left off. Albeit with new characters, plotlines, and, we’re hoping, sex scenes.

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  • tammy

    I think every generation has its groundbreakers if you will. Crystal and Jessica do an excellent job of representing this generation on and off screen. After watching the first episode of Venice I, myself, could relate to each character and their feelings about the relationship they are in. You may assume I am gay, but you don not know for sure. That the uniqueness of this show. It relates to gay AND straight. There are no lines drawn. Think about it. The main characters are two straight women playing two gay women. How many straight people supported GL. How many straight people are supporting Venice? The story is about LIFE. What a success, for the creators of this series and for the fans who want to be entertained. Crystal and Jessica have busy lives with their husbands and children and yet make a living by doing what they love, acting. They support their endeavors outside of their “jobs”. They connect with people. We should all be so lucky to do that in our lives.

  • Mika

    What a compelling series! I think I have a new guilty pleasure…

  • jason

    The long flowing hair turns me off. It’s as if they’re aiming for the sleazy straight guy audience. You know, the ones who think girl-girl is hot but who don’t actually give a rat’s about gay rights.

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