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GOLDEN GIRLS

ROXY BOURDILLON MEETS THE FIRST SAMESEX MARRIED COUPLE TO WIN OLYMPIC GOLD TOGETHER

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“Your lives would make a great film,” I tell Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh. I promise I’m not sucking up. Their story has serious blockbuster appeal. The pair met playing hockey as teenagers, fell in love as adults, and overcame career-threatening injuries and major sporting setbacks to win Olympic gold for their country. It’s a heartwarming saga with a strong emotional arc and queer women wielding giant wooden sticks. Who wouldn’t want to stuff their face full of popcorn while watching that on the silver screen?

They seem keen on the idea so I ask who would play them in this sapphic double-biopic? Team captain Kate doesn’t need long to decide. “Jennifer Lawrence. She’s ballsy. She’s like, ‘This is who I am’.”

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Double Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams is this month’s cover star! Read our exclusive interview and get a boxing lesson from the “Baby-faced Assassin” in a fab video, available only to digital readers. Also in this issue… Jemma Redgrave on #Berena Hockey champs Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh talk exclusively to DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon about winning gold in Rio. Hoops and dreams: Carrie Lyell looks back at 20 years of the WNBA. Master Of None star Lena Waithe tells DIVA about being a queer black woman in Hollywood Trans punk rocker Laura Jane Grace on love, sex and heartbreak Desert Hearts: 30 years on Sinitta: Why I’m an LGBT ally DIVA Awards PLUS: Travel, family and much, much more!
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