This AfterEllen.com column, “Great LezBritian,” will be a fortnightly stroll through the very best of British lesbo-centric entertainment and culture. Plus there will be some jolly good interviews with the top ladies who are waving the flag for gay UK.
Last year, Series 3 of the British drama Skins gave us one of the most beautifully depicted relationships in the form of Naomi and Emily.
At one stage, we thought we would only ever see the pair “hold hands through a cat flap.” However they confronted their fears, and, in a truly liberating coming out scene, they strolled off hand-in-hand at their college ball, and thus “Naomily” was born.
Kathryn Prescott, GreatLezBritain columnist
This week, Great LezBritain is celebrating the return of the new series of Skins (E4, Thursdays at 10 pm) by having a chat with the on-screen couple.
Kathryn Prescott and Lily Loveless talk about their lesbian fans, their final series together and the ladies that turn their heads in real life. Kat may also have suggested that the pair will have a rosy end in series 4.
Great LezBritain had it whispered in their ear that Kathryn Prescott and Lily Loveless will be signing the Skins novel on Friday, February 5, at 6pm at HMV in Oxford Street, London. So if you live in the area or indeed you are just willing travel, get down there early and go get something signed. Nice.
“Great LezBritain” authors Sarah, a Londoner, and Lee, a Glaswegian, met in a gay discotheque one bleak mid winter, eight years ago and have been shacked up together ever since. When not watching Tipping The Velvet, they find time to write, run a PR company, DJ at their own club nights and love a bit of jam on toast. Follow them on Twitter at greatlezbritain.