If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing the hot mess on here! Networks that is Dante’s Cove, then you’re missing actor Thea Gill in her most recent lesbian role: the mysterious, magic-addicted, maniacal Diana Childs.
Until recently, Gill was best known to gay audiences for her role as Lindsay, one half of the only lesbian couple on Showtime’s Queer as Folk. After Queer as Folk’s fifth and final season, Gill immediately traded in her snow boots for beach sandals and joined the clothing-optional, camptastic boys and girls on Dante’s Cove.
Gill was the recipient of the 2003 National Leadership Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the 2006 Spotlight Award from PFLAG of Washington, D.C. She also happens to be a jazz singer and a MySpace avoider. She didn’t sing for us, but she did admit that it’s time to give in and get her own MySpace page.
AfterEllen.com: Congratulations on another season of Dante’s Cove.
AE: Dante’s Cove characters are over-the-top crazy. Or naked. Or both. Diana spiraling into hell makes perfect sense.
AE: I can’t wait to see that. Is Diana a lesbian, a bisexual, or does she not label herself?
AE: You say she’s addicted to Tresum?
AE: So no magic sexy time for Diana?
I think maybe people are tired of seeing that with me. I’m starting to get too old for that kind of stuff. [laughs] I used to be young and fresh on Queer as Folk and now I’m shriveling up.
AE: There are many people out there who would disagree. Besides, QAF took place in Pittsburgh, but Dante’s Cove residents live on a tropical island and run around, nipples to the wind. Sex is never far from their minds.
AE: Here are some mysteries I hope you can help us with. Your character, Diana, and Grace [Tracy Scoggins] are unmarried sisters, right? So why is Diana’s last name Childs and Grace’s last name is Neville?
AE: And why does Grace have a British accent and Diana sounds American?
AE: You just made that up.
AE: Come on.