Stephanie Hunt puts herself out there on “Friday Night Lights”

It looks like I’m going to have to tell my girlfriend to make some room on the DVR queue to allow for some Friday Night Lights action. Thanks to a tip from AfterEllen.com reader Jenna, I get to look at pictures of Stephanie Hunt for the rest of the day.

Hunt plays the role of Devin, a cute rock n’ roll bass-playing lesbian who is living outside of the closet in their small, conservative town of Dillon, TX. On this week’s episode, she convinces her friend Julie (Aimee Teegarden) to accompany her to the town’s gay bar.

There was some major flirtation taking place and (gasp) some proper representation of what real lesbians look like!


I swear, I could’ve partied with those girls on a trip to Wellesley back in the day (those girls really knew how to throw a party, let me tell you)!

In a recent interview with the L.A. Times, Hunt talked about playing Devin:

There’s conflict in that because there’s not a lot of confident lesbians in high school that could just be together. So there’s a feeling that she’s a little bit alone. It would be easy for her to say she’s not gay just to be able to fit in more. Fighting for what you want could be a little more challenging, as well as more lonely. That’s what Devin is going through.

Apparently Stephanie is doing such a great job at bringing Devin’s character to life that her role is expanding. That being said, Hunt may have a larger role to fill on NBC’s upcoming show, Parenthood, playing the best friend of one of the main characters.

To add more crush-factor to her resume, Hunt is also a musician, backup singer and dancer. Forget crush, I think I want to be her.

Have you been watching Friday Night Lights? What do you think of Stephanie’s portrayal of a lesbian stuck in a conservative small town?

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