ABC has heightened a lesbian
relationship to their upcoming version of the drama Mistresses,
which is based on the British
series of the same name.
to lesbian entertainment blog AfterEllen.com, Jes Macallan plays
Josslyn, a fashionable real estate agent. In the pilot episode,
Josslyn meets a lesbian couple looking to purchase a home. By
episode five, Josslyn and Alex (played by Shannyn Sossamon) are deep
into a romance.
which centers on the lives of four women and their complex romantic
relationships, also stars Alyssa Milano (Charmed,
Who's the Boss?),
Rochelle Aytes (White
Chicks, Madea's Family Reunion),
and Yunjim Kim (Lost).
relationship was part of the original show, but only lasted 5
episodes. The U.S. version will explore the affair over the course
of the entire first season.
producer Rina Mimoun said Josslyn and Alex first become quick
“I love this storyline because it
really did sort of evolve,” said
Mimoun. “The first thing that came out was this was a girl who
– these are her sister's friends. She [Josslyn] sort of got lucky
and was born into this group of great girl friends. But truth be
told, she herself has not really made a girl friend. So when she
first meets Alex, it starts as just that. Alex happens to be a
lesbian but they fall in love sort of because it's a friendship that
blossoms into that and for Josslyn's character it's unintentional,
she just happens to be a lesbian.”
premieres in May.