When we were 12, and had huge crushes on Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth, this storyline would have been awesome.
Now, we're (a tiny bit) more mature and simply roll our eyes at the planned lesbian storyline coming to 90210.
Indeed, show producer Rebecca Sinclair confirms that Rumer Willis' lesbian character of Gia will get a girlfriend in early 2010... in the form of previously straight Adrianna!
In the past, the strategy of turning a series regular gay for a few episodes was a clear publicity stunt, as fans of The OC and Mischa Barton likely recall.
But the ratings for 90210 have surged this season. Says Sinclair of the plot:
“This isn’t a fling. We’re coming at this [relationship] from a genuine place and not going, ‘Let’s do a titillating story that will grab some promotion.’ This is a real aspect of teenager life that’s interesting... And there’s been a real void in the 90210 universe in terms of gay and bisexual characters.”
That will actually start to change this Tuesday night when Samantha Ronson guest stars.
What do you think of this storyline?