Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit on DVD

PinkNews Staff Writer May 7, 2008
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An acclaimed BBC drama about lesbian coming-of-age will be available to buy on DVD next month.

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is a story of love, freedom and religious intolerance.

This BAFTA award-winning drama, based on Jeanette Winterson’s acclaimed semi-autobiographical novel, follows the story of Jessica, a young girl discovering her own sexuality and dealing with an extraordinary upbringing.

Made in 1990, it starred the late Charlotte Coleman as Jess and Geraldine McEwan as her fundamentalist Christian adoptive mother.

Two other dramas dealing with lesbian love and relationships will also be released individually on DVD from 30th June 2008, priced £15.99.

Daphne Du Maurier’s often documented love life is dramatised in the powerful drama Daphne, starring Geraldine Somerville, Elizabeth Mc Govern and Janet McTeer.

Based on personal letters written after the Second World War, the film highlights Daphne’s obsession with a glamorous heiress called Ellen and documents her inner turmoil with the sexuality that fuelled her creative life as a writer.

Daphne portrays her relationship with her husband Frederick ‘Boy’ Browning, and her alleged unrequited infatuations with an American publishing tycoon’s wife Ellen Doubleday and the actress Gertrude Lawrence.

Portrait of a Marriage is set in an aristocratic bohemian world between the wars.

This BBC drama follows novelist Vita Sackville-West and the intriguing real-life story behind her marriage to bi-sexual politician Harold Nicolson. To the outside world, Vita’s marriage is the very picture of a golden couple but the reality is very different.

This BAFTA award-winning drama stars a wealth of British talent including lesbian icon Janet McTeer and Cathryn Harrison.

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