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Back to Barbary Lane

DARREN SCOTT MEETS THE CAST AND CREW OF TALES OF THE CITY DURING FILMING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS ICONIC SERIES
PHOTOS NINO MUNOZ/NETFLIX, ALISON COHN ROSA/NETFLIX

Time has a funny way of playing tricks on us. With the current slate of queer-friendly programmes on television, and mainstream representation on cinema screens, you might be forgiven for believing that we were always part of a positive narrative. Yet it’s only in the last three decades that our stories have become part of the bigger, moving picture.

Even then, we would be depicted as salacious, or used as a plot device to titillate a straight audience or generate headlines. The “irst lesbian kiss on commercial [US] television” in 1991’s L.A. Law episode, He’s A Crowd, anyone? Three years later, on UK Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, the characters of Beth Jordache and Margaret Clemence kissed and it felt like we skipped a groove on a record that had been stuck for too long.

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Looking outrageously chic on the cover of our style issue is showrunner, writer and all round mega-babe Lauren Morelli. In an exclusive interview with DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon, she spills the tea on her super queer new Netflix show, Tales Of The City. And keep the Kleenex on standby, as Lauren also shares her remarkable personal journey, revealing how she discovered her sexuality on the set of Orange Is The New Black, and what it’s really like being Mrs Samira Wiley. Also in this issue… Ellen Page talks sex scenes and standing in her truth Lucy Spraggan: “There are many insecurities in the LGBTQI community” A little lez conversation: On the set of Heather Peace’s brand new chat show How to dress like your fave celesbian Queer Eye: What’s it like to be a stylist on the Netflix hit? Forbidden love: We meet the lesbians in Brunei PLUS Travel, fashion and much, much more!