Between Roma Maffia‘s lesbian anesthesiologist character, Rosie O’Donnell‘s guest-starring role and Portia de Rossi‘s multi-episode arc as a lesbian mom, Nip/Tuck was already on track to be the gayest show on cable this fall when it debuts its fifth season in October. But now comes news that Joely Richardson‘s character, Julia, will be getting involved with Portia’s.
Yes, that’s right, Julia is switching teams. (Are they any women left on that show who haven’t?)
Here’s the scoop, according to TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello:
One piece of major Nip/Tuck scoop coming your way! You already know that Portia de Rossi will be joining the cast for nine episodes playing a lesbian mom whose teen daughter wants to go under the knife. But what I’m 100 percent certain you don’t know is that Portia’s character is going to be involved in a torrid relationship with — holy lipstick lesbians, Batman! — Joely Richardson. That’s right, Julia’s switching teams for Ellen’s honey. And word on the set is the pair’s sex scenes are anything but tame. Of course, this is Nip/Tuck, so that much is a given.
To help you envision this pairing, I’ve photoshopped Portia and Joely together:
I’m looking forward to seeing how this relationship plays out, but these two look a little too similar for my taste. It’s kinda creepy. I mean, who was the casting directory on this one, Freud?
But last season’s weirdly sexual relationship between the characters played by Jacqueline Bisset and Sanaa Lathan (love her!) was really creepy, and those two couldn’t look more different.
And then there was the bisexual brother-and-sister Carver team, and the sexual undertones in Christian and Sean’s relationship …
OK, I have to admit — this is one show where the creepy relationships aren’t limited to lesbians!