Well it’s official. Straight men are into completely different women than lesbians and bi broads. What makes me come to this conclusion? On Wednesday, after watching the first episode of Lip Service, I read some reviews. Lady-lovers were happy enough with it. But the straights panned it. Ok, it’s not going to win any awards, and some of the dialogue was a bit pants, but you cannot excuse this:
But by that point all my passion had been spent trying to decide which character most got up my nose. There was no shortage of competition but arrogant Frankie, a self-obsessed sneer in hip-slung jeans, took the biscuit. She was the flag-bearer for the smack of tokenism that dogged Lip Service from the start.
This man (Keith Watson from Metro.co.uk) who admits to suffering from straightness, doesn’t think Frankie (left in pic) is hot? What?!? She’s the sexiest thing on British telly! The pout, the moody eyes, the hair, the ab-revealing tops! She’s gorge! Yes, she’s a promiscuous eejit who broke Laura Fraser’s Cat’s (right in pic) heart, but she’s like totally tortured.
If you missed Lip Service, go to HQ, to the desk at the end of the long hallway and hand back your badge, tool belt and taste. The cat goes too. If you want to make up this cultural slight, you can check it out in here (let me know if it works for you, I’m having server problems). But here’s the run down.
Frankie - bad bi about town who’d get up on the crack of a smile. She’s back in Glasgow for a funeral. There, she meets up with her old friends. Is totally in love with Cat, but is terrified of it so she left her and ran away to NY. Deep.
Cat - gorgeous, slightly nervous lady who, we have learned, was friends with Frankie when they were kids. Frankie shattered her heart into a million pieces and she’s just about to go on her first date when the brooding wonder arrives back in town. Hate that.
Tess - kookie, funny, bessie mate. Cat’s flatmate and all round good egg, who has no idea that Cat’s brother is in love with her. Poor bloke.
Then there are the two blokes. Meh, who cares? Look at Frankie. Swoon.
Lip Service continues on Tuesday at 10.30pm on BBC3