By Contributing Writer on Friday, October 24, 2008 - 08:47
Italy got its own prime time lesbian French Kiss. Unfortunately only 1,528 million viewers saw it. Let’s hope it’s a start.
by Trebs - Contributing Writer
They did it. Marina and Esther from Terapia d’Urgenza kissed. A real kiss, with actually touching lips and actually moving tongues. Nothing alike ever happened on Italian Tv show. The famous “Made in Italy” usually doesn’t include lesbians. That’s the good part. The bad part is that only 6,28% of Friday night Tv viewers watched it. They were all lesbians, I guess. Or Alessia Barela’s fans, which is almost the same.
But let’s start from the beginning. I still owe you episode 7’s recap. In which we didn’t get to see much of Marina. It was mostly about Esther. It was practically Lesbianism for dummies on dvd.
Our favourite paediatrician and nurse share a chat only at the very beginning of the episode. Esther is puzzled because Marina doesn’t pull her hair off hearing that she’s getting much better along with Aldo. Weird, isn’t it what we lesbians usually do? “Do you really want my relationship to work?”, Esther asks her. “I just want you to be happy”, answers Marina, touching the nurse’s hairs.
Lesson #1: Lesbian can be generous and are not going to kill you if you seem not to love them back.
Shortly thereafter, Esther’s boyfriend Aldo asks her to move in with him. Esther doesn’t look happy at all.
Later on two girls come to the ER. One of them; Rebecca, was hurt training synchronized springs. Her team mate Marta is shocked. The receptionist tells her that, not being a relative, she has to wait outside.
Lesson #2: lesbians have not the same rights as heterosexuals.
Marta, indeed, is Rebecca’s girlfriend. She says it loud when the doctors are going to bring Rebecca to the OR, because she wants to be with her. “It’s Ok to me”, the chief doctor says, “but you’ll wait outside the OR as everyone else”.
Lesson #3: There are always good people showing acceptance towards lesbians.
After the operation goes well, Esther asks Marta how long she and Rebecca have been together .
Marta: We met when we were children, at the swimming pool. We start hanging up together all the time. Eventually we found we were in love without even noticing it.
Esther: How did you find out?
Marta: I thought always about kissing her.
Lessons #4: If you want to kiss another woman, you are very likely to be a lesbian (or at least bisexual).
Maybe the Perfect Lesbian Hand Book works for some, because after that Esther dumps Aldo without thinking twice about it. And here it comes: The Fat Kiss 8th Episode.
Marina arrives at the hospital to find out that Esther left Aldo. None knows why.
She asks Esther why she didn’t tell her.
E: Because if I would have told you, it would be more real.
M: Were you afraid not to be able to go back?
Marina stares at her lips, as they were the gravity center of the world. At least hers.
E: I should have done it a long time ago. But sometimes you have to meet someone to understand.
Marina strokes her face, still staring at her lips (they are indeed quite big). Than Esther grabs Marina’s hand and and pulls it away.
E: I have to go.
M: Esther! Wait.
She holds again her hand.
M: I know how you feel now. It seems like you don’t know understand anymore who you are. I’m here for you.
E: I know it, Marina.
Maybe Lesbians for dummies wasn’t enough, maybe Esther needs some on-to-one lessons. Marina is the most willing teacher. However, in the next scenes Esther speaks to Aldo: he wants to know why she broke up with him. Esther takes a deep breath and says that: “I’m falling for someone else”.
Eventually Esther enters the hospital elevator and finds there Marina, alone. If you ever watched Grey’s Anatomy, you know that hospital elevators are risky places. “Is everything ok with Aldo?”, Marina asks Esther’s lips (again, she doesn’t seem to see anything else). Esther: “Indeed. Meaning that it’s over, finally. I’m done with him”. Marina dares what she’s thinking about since ages and actually touches the overwhelming lips. Esther doesn’t need lessons anymore. She seize Marina, slams her against the wall and kisses her. (Click on the picture to watch the scene.)
A real, deep, long-awaited kiss. A better one I would have expected. Well done Alessia Barela (Marina) and Elisabetta Rocchetti (Esther)! Let’s see if the kiss turns into tragedy. It shouldn’t. But Italy is a Country of wild passions, and you never know.
Anyway, the elevator’s doors open while Marina and Esther are still kissing, to a male nurse’s nice amusement. And that’s good.