Breaking:”90210″ unzips lesbian storyline

Michael Ausiello broke the news today that 90210 plans to give lesbian character Gia (Rumer Willis) a (gasp!) relationship.

And apparently, it doesn’t involve murder, sperm stealing or terminal illness. Executive producer Rebecca Sinclair told Ausiello, “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.”

You’re probably thinking, “Read your own site, Linster. Karman already told us that Mandy Musgrave is coming on the show as Alex, Gia’s ex.”

Well, guess what? Gia’s relationship isn’t with Alex.

(Spoiler alert!)

Turns out Gia will romance teenage mom Adrianna, played by the gorgeous Jessica Lowndes.

If Sinclair is being, um, straight with us, this won’t be a case of a hetero woman having a fling with a lesbian, but real, honest-to-goddess coming out of the closet as bisexual or lesbian for Adrianna. Which means Maeve Quinlan’s character Constance has to deal with yet another daughter coming out.

Entertainment Weekly promises an interview with Lowndes and more on the story in this week’s issue. We’ll keep you posted!

What do you think about Giadrianna? (Other than that I’m no good at slash names.) Where will Alex fit in?