Broadchurch kiss between older women surprises viewers
A kiss between older women characters in ITV programme Broadchurch has surprised some viewers.
In the penultimate episode of the current series, characters Jocelyn Knight and Maggie Radcliffe shared a kiss after admitting long-held feelings for each other. Viewer reactions were mixed, with some feeling the kiss was shoe-horned in as a deliberately “shocking” plot point.
Run out of plot ideas? Throw in an attempted drowning and a lesbian kiss. Writing tips via #Broadchurch
— Anna Mazzola (@Anna_Mazz) February 16, 2015
“I know! Let’s make Charlotte ramplings character a lesbian!” Screams crazed producer at #broadchurch production meeting.
— Dan Farrell (@danzargo) February 16, 2015
Others praised the representation of older lesbian women.
Nice work re lesbian representation #Broadchurch. Not mad, not evil, not 20-something. Heartbreaking it's so rare.
— Stella Duffy (@stellduffy) February 16, 2015
— emily – team visage (@ginnywoodwin) February 16, 2015
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