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Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« on: January 28, 2006, 11:33:37 PM »
Maybe those of you who watch L&O can answer this for me.

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D.A. Arthur Branch: [to Serena] "You're fired."
ADA Serena Southerlyn: [pauses, shocked] "Is this because I'm a lesbian?"
D.A. Arthur Branch: "No, no... of course not."

Did she ever do or say anything that would suggest she was a lesbian?

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Re: Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006, 11:36:31 PM »
Maybe those of you who watch L&O can answer this for me.

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D.A. Arthur Branch: [to Serena] "You're fired."
ADA Serena Southerlyn: [pauses, shocked] "Is this because I'm a lesbian?"
D.A. Arthur Branch: "No, no... of course not."

Did she ever do or say anything that would suggest she was a lesbian?

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Re: Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2006, 11:51:34 PM »
My dad says the whole point was that she was too cold or something and that that was supposed to be the lesbian stereotype or whatever.

I think the actress is extremely attractive and always wished she and Angel would hook up when she was a cop on that show...

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Re: Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2006, 11:53:06 PM »
In real life, I think she dates that Dan Abrahms guy from MSNBC.

Still, the thought of her with another girl is kinda...cool.

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Re: Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2006, 11:58:29 PM »
 :o

The only person I want I her with is me! Incidentally, I almost wrote "The only girl I want her with is me!..."

I wonder what that says about my sexual identity.

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Re: Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2006, 12:02:10 AM »
Maybe those of you who watch L&O can answer this for me.

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D.A. Arthur Branch: [to Serena] "You're fired."
ADA Serena Southerlyn: [pauses, shocked] "Is this because I'm a lesbian?"
D.A. Arthur Branch: "No, no... of course not."

Did she ever do or say anything that would suggest she was a lesbian?

as groundhog seems to be saying, there was nothing explicit. I had the same reaction after the first time that episode aired.
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Re: Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2006, 12:05:50 AM »
I guess it was an ironic way to finally give her character some character...

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Re: Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2006, 12:09:29 AM »
Who needs character when she's got a body like that?!


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Re: Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2006, 12:11:22 AM »
Let's not forget her beautiful face and wonderful flowing hair. Oh, and those baby blues.

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Re: Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2006, 12:19:58 AM »
This was a jaw-dropping exit, wasn't it?

Friends claim that there was some foreshadowing in an episode a few months prior to Serena's departure, but I certainly didn't suspect anything (and I think everyone's queer!). In that episode, Jack took on a sneaky businessman who had something to do with the murder of a politician's wife.  Another man, a crucial prosecution witness, refused to take the stand, claiming that he was entitled to marital privilege because he had married the businessman in good old bizarro L&O NY where gay marriage was provisionally legal.  Jack went to the Court of Appeals to invalidate all of the state's gay marriages so that he could force the guy to testify.  Serena strongly objected to this strategy. Given her robotic style, this seemed to me to be merely the appropriate abstract, pious position for her abstract, pious character.
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