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Lip Service is a British television serial drama portraying the lives of a group of lesbians living in GlasgowScotland. Braun was asked by the BBC to create a UK-based lesbian drama; she stated that the first scene that came to mind when she began writing was "a woman crying in an inappropriate place after finding out her ex is seeing someone else" followed by "someone returning from New York and throwing her ex into a state of panic".
Those two scenes resulted in the creation of the three lead characters: Cat and Frankie, and Tess. Braun gave each of the actors an outline of their character, and then let them develop the full characterisation.
For Gedmintas, this included cutting her previously long blond hair to a close cut bob. The first episode debuted withviewers, picking up an additional 8, viewers on the BBC HD channel. It had an audience share of 4. The opening episode received mixed reviews from critics.
Claudia Cahalane of The Guardian wrote that it was "hugely significant" for a drama to Ventriloquist - Lip Service - Lip Service lesbian and bisexual relationships, citing Ventriloquist - Lip Service - Lip Service study of BBC output which found that lesbians contributed to just two minutes of programming from a randomly selected 39 Ventriloquist - Lip Service - Lip Service of broadcasts.
While Cahalane expressed disappointment that the episode did not represent butch lesbiansshe deemed The Big Secret Of Adults (for Yariv Alter) - Daniel Sarid & Ariel Armoni - TR "important to recognise Lip Service for the great service it's doing to British lesbians.
He expressed sympathy for the "clearly talented" cast, opining: "In trying to make a point about the importance of engaging with lesbian issues, this show ends up trivialising them.
The lesbians are presented to us not as interesting people, or characters who warrant sympathy; rather, they matter purely because of their sexual preferences. That is immature, patronising, and unrealistic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Daily Mail. London: Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 11 October BBC Online. Retrieved 24 December Retrieved 30 May BBC Media Centre.
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A brash, impulsive woman, known for her promiscuous ways. She is secretly still in love with Cat, even though she abandoned her prior to the series. Cat's friend and co-worker, a straight male who often can't restrain himself where beautiful women are concerned. Cat's younger brother, a science-fiction author who shares Tess' frustrations with their romantic lives. A television personality who has a secret relationship with one of the characters but wavers between her feelings and her career.
Cat's girlfriend throughout the series, a fiercely independent woman who is afraid to show vulnerability. When Frankie returns to Glasgow to investigate a mysterious message left by her dying aunt, her sudden reappearance rocks ex-girlfriend Cat, who is re-entering the dating scene after Frankie left her heartbroken two years earlier. Her mind is preoccupied with thoughts of Frankie during her blind date with policewoman Sam.
Aspiring actress Tess has a humiliating run-in with her ex-girlfriend, but things start to look up when she finds herself being hit on by a gorgeous, and supposedly straight, TV presenter. Frankie puts herself in danger as she follows a Ventriloquist - Lip Service - Lip Service that might unravel Ventriloquist - Lip Service - Lip Service mystery of her past.
Fate gives Cat a second chance when she runs into policewoman Sam, but she may not truly be ready to forget Frankie. Tess makes a fool of herself on live television and it becomes clear that Lou is nowhere near ready to go public with their relationship. Cat and Sam are enjoying a honeymoon period, but cracks begin to show as Frankie's presence becomes an issue.
Jay sets out to prove that he's not too old for the office intern, but has to think on his feet when a flirtatious encounter leaves her unconscious. Tess gets more than she bargained for when she turns up at Lou's flat unannounced and there's a shocking revelation that throws Frankie's very identity into question. Cat puts her relationship on the line when she lies to Sam while Tess tries internet dating but finds no luck.
Frankie and Jay make what seems to be a big mistake. John Jackson. It's Tess's birthday but the party does not quite go as planned. Tess has an audition that could change Trapdoor - SALEM - King Night career but gets stuck in a lift with Jay. Meanwhile Sam confronts Frankie, leaving the latter to buy a ticket to go back to New York.
Cat attempts to stop Frankie from leaving Glasgow. Having run away from her affair with Frankie, Cat has to deal with seeing her again. Tess has it all - new job, pad and girlfriend - but her first day at work and the arrival of a new flatmate throws up some surprises. It's Cat's birthday and Sam has planned the perfect day, but Cat feels like a total fraud because she's still sleeping with Frankie, who offers her a very different sort of present.
When Tess leaves work early, events take an unexpected turn. Sam Immer Wieder Geht Die Sonne Auf - Claudius Alzner Und Seine Solisten - Cocktail International Vol.
2 to deal with everyone fussing around her, while Sadie catches the eye of a fearsome magazine editor during a job interview, and Frankie makes a drastic decision. Tess enlists Ed's help with the difficult Nora, but is unprepared for the consequences. Sadie's irreverent take on waitressing lands her in trouble, and when Lauren Lulu [Instrumental] - Twiggy - Mod Queen Twiggy Begins Again up at the restaurant to apologise for snubbing her in the Ventriloquist - Lip Service - Lip Servicethe pair end up spending an afternoon together in a hotel room.
Lexy suspects Bea is jealous of her plan to take Sam to a wine-tasting event, causing her to question whether their casual arrangement is as straightforward as she thought, while Tess goes on an impromptu blind date with Meg, a friend of Nora and Ed's. When Sam makes an unexpected visit to the flat, a wedge is driven between her and her friends. The situation with Lexy's stalker intensifies but luckily Tess is on hand to help, although Hugh proves an obstacle.
Sadie's relationship with Lauren heats up. On the day of her first performance, Tess has high hopes for her and Lexy, but things go far from smoothly at the theatre. Sam is also under pressure to lead a major drugs bust, but Ryder is not sure that she's ready. Sadie's weakness for temptation leads her into hot water.
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