Is 90210 Pushing the Adrianna/Gia Relationship Too Hard?

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As any loyal 90210 fan knows by now, Adrianna and Gia will embark on a relationship when this series returns next week.

Producer Rebecca Sinclair swears this is NOT merely a publicity move because it "isn’t a fling. We’re coming at this from a genuine place and not going, ‘Let’s do a titillating story that will grab some promotion.’ This is a real aspect of teenager life that’s interesting."

We have our doubts.

Any time a series takes a straight character, who has never shown any inclination toward the same sex, and has her make out with a girl, it screams RATINGS STUNT (recent examples include Claire on Heroes, and Katherine on Desperate Housewives, two shows that were struggling mightily at the time of these storylines).

But we're willing to at least watch this 90210 relationship before judging it, especially considering the show has already been picked up for a third season. Seemingly, it doesn't need major help in the ratings department.

HOWEVER, we question The CW's latest promotional poster for 90210, which places a major emphases in the upcoming girl-on-girl hook-up. Check it out:

90210 Lesbian Poster

How can Sinclair claim this relationship is just another storyline, yet push it in such a gratuitous manner?

Shouldn't the series be hyping its return with ads about Liam and Naomi, or Annie and Jasper, long-running developments whose resolution ought to be the main reason any loyal fan is excited for new episodes?

You tell us. Sound off in our 90210 forum and below: What do you make of the Adrianna/Gia romance?

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WOW! There's everyone coming down on the whole (so-called) Lesbian-ratings stunts...not true...because if Heroes and 90210 were going for that, they both would've had them both jumping into bed with their "significant others"...instead, we see a natural build-up in both "relationships" being protrayed fairly and honestly...both "relationships" are showing growth towards emotional bonds and not just sexual....because quite frankly, that is how about 98% of all lesbian relationships are...and not because we are gay, but because we are's just statiscally true/factual!! :P

Jennmo13 gg 3

i dont like the people they picked for this story line :(


I love some Hot Lesbian Action.


i have no problem with Lesbianism, but i do feel like ade isnt ready for this type of relationship in her life yet. She should just be alone


so not a rateings stunt the show has good rateings but please god let it be better then claire on heroes that was so s**t but ade is my fav on 90210 and jessica is an amasing actress so i think she will pull it off Hopefuly


As a lesbian I am looking forward to this "storyline" of two teenagers falling in-love and they just happen to be of the same-sex. As far as, Claire on Heroes...I frakking loved it!!



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