Showtime OKs Lesbian-Themed Series

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Pay TV service Showtime has given the go-ahead to produce a new series to
debut this summer that explores Los Angeles' lesbian community.

Tentatively titled Earthlings, the series will feature an ensemble
cast including Jennifer Beals (Flashdance), Scott Bairstrow (Party of
), Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) and Mia Kirshner (24), and it
will focus on the exploits of Kirshner's character as she attempts to choose
between the straight and lesbian worlds, according to Showtime.

The series will mark Showtime's second alternative-lifestyles-themed series,
following the success of gay-oriented Queer as Folk.

Ilene Chaiken (Showtime's Dirty Pictures) will produce