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Friday, 30 June 2017

Netflix reviving LGBTI-themed Tales of the City with Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis

Netflix reviving LGBTI-themed Tales of the City with Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis
- Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis and three-time Emmy winner Laura Linney will be reprising their roles as Anna Magrigal and Mary Ann Singleton, respectively, according to Deadline Hollywood.
The actresses have previously played the roles in three previous miniseries based on the first three books in the nine-book Tales of the City series written by Armistead Maupin.
The first aired in 1993 on PBS and the last two aired on Showtime in 1998 and 2001.
The first miniseries is credited with bringing the first positive portrayals of gay, bisexual and transsexual lives to mainstream television.
It was revealed at the end of the first miniseries that Madrigal is a transgender woman.