New racy lesbian show on BBC causes fury

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2010, 12:56 PM IST

London: A new racy drama on BBC has come under fire for its graphic lesbian content.

``Lip Service``, which will broadcast on BBC Three next month, has already set tongues wagging thanks to its sexplicit girl-on-girl bedroom scenes.

The controversial series stars `Vanilla Sky` star Laura Fraser and former `Hollyoaks` beauty Roxanne McKee.

"Lip Service has the same buzz as Queer As Folk but might prove too edgy. There are a lot of naked sex scenes between women. Bosses think it`s too explicit for BBC1 - so they``re starting it on Three," News of the World quoted an insider as saying.

"Is this an attempt by the BBC to try and gain ratings?" added the insider.

Talking about an orgasm she has in a lesbian scene, Roxanne said: "It turns into a When Harry Met Sally moment. I was encouraged to make it a lot louder than it would ever be in real life."

ANI