Producer says it's not a bid to grab headlines
The actress’s character Gia will be involved in a lesbian storyline.
‘This isn’t a fling,’ says executive producer Rebecca Sinclair.
‘We’re coming at this [relationship] from a genuine place and not going, “Let’s do a titillating story that will grab some promotion”.
‘This is a real aspect of teenager life that’s interesting … And there’s been a real void in the 90210 universe in terms of gay and bisexual characters.’
Rumer will be seen hooking up with co-star Jessica Lowndes from January.
‘I’ve never kissed a girl before,’ she tells Entertainment Weekly. ‘So it’s a little nerve-racking.’