‘CAUSE WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF LESBIANS IN PRISON
As some of our British readers have pointed out to us, Sarah Waters‘ second novel, Affinity, about a Victorian woman who volunteers in a women’s prison (yes, lesbionic shenanigans ensue), has been made into a TV movie (adapted by Andrew Davies) that will air in the U.K. this spring on ITV1. If you are not in the U.K., don’t despair! We are happy to announce that Affinity will air on Logo, AfterEllen.com’s parent company, later this summer, and it will be available on DVD afterward.
I was lucky enough to recently watch a screener of Affinity, and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie’s gloomy atmosphere and creepy undertones. Some folks didn’t like the book so much because it’s not as cheerfully sexy as Tipping the Velvet or Fingersmith, but I really loved the book. What can I say? I like a dark and disturbing tale involving spiritual mediums and the clanking chains of a women’s prison. Yes, I’m twisted.
The movie had to streamline some of the plot because of time restrictions, but overall I thought it did a good job of capturing the feel of the book. Here are a few screenshots from the movie:
Anna Madeley as Margaret, during her first visit to the prison
Zoe Tapper as Selina, the imprisoned medium
The two women meet
In a recent interview with Diva about the movie version of Affinity, Sarah Waters admitted, "My girlfriend thinks we should have had Bodybag from Bad Girls [in the programme]." Now that would have been something!
Last week on So You Think You Can Dance Australia, out lesbian Demi Sorono was forced to "dance for her life" in order to prevent herself from being kicked off the show. Though she started the competition as a b-girl, her original style has been obscured by girlish dresses every since — until this week. Watch her b-girl moves here:
That third judge is lame. That performance was awesome!