Newsflash: they also like short skirts and padded bras

Joely Richardson claims she has to beat men off with a stick now that she’s playing a lesbian.

‘I think men respond to the sexiness of two women being together,’ she says.

‘I think it turns men on.’

The Nip/Tuck actress, 42, whose on-screen character went from bored housewife to glam lipstick lesbian, also thinks her new look adds to the appeal.

‘When my character Julia was the married housewife, people were sweet and lovely,’ she tells the Daily Express.

‘But now I’m playing her as a sexy bitch with a big padded bra and a short skirt, I get a very different reaction.’

Wow – short skirts and girl-on-girl action turn men on? We’d never have guessed.

Joely Richardson looks shockingly bony >>

Hannah Davies