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BBC Vigil viewers thrilled with representation of sapphic relationship


BBC Vigil viewers have thanked the show’s producers for showing a sapphic relationship on the show.

Episode four of the BBC series saw a lesbian kiss from Suranne Jones’ character DCI Amy Silva.

Suranne plays a police detective investigating a sailor’s mysterious death aboard a Royal Navy sub.

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In Sunday’s episode, Amy confronted one of the crew with her discoveries about their deception.

But with her mental health suffering, questions were asked about her fitness to investigate.

Viewers were thrilled with the portrayal of a lesbian relationship on the show.

One wrote: “Thank you so much for writing such a great sapphic storyline in #Vigil the representation means everything.”

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A second said: “Every time i see a sapphic couple on mainstream tv my heart races it just makes me so happy to see people who love like me….yes i did just watch vigil.”

A third added: “The fact the focus isn’t on them being a sapphic couple and rather them just happening to be two women who are together makes this more personal #vigil”

A fourth wrote: “Nah this makes me so damn happy because as much as i joke about it i never actually thought that the bbc would allow such clear and in depth sapphic rep on a prime time show. It makes me emotional to see represented like this.”

A fifth said: “i need to catch up on #Vigil but suranne jones playing another sapphic?? AS SHE SHOULD.”

And a sixth added: “Goodnight everyone i’m going to rewatch tonight’s ep but just know i’m so happy i could actually cry my heart is so full i love being a lesbian and having my sapphicism recognised in the media THIS IS HOW WE WIN #Vigil”


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