Now call us the Baby Jesus, but we’d always suspected Coronation Street‘s Sophie Webster of being same-sex oriented. The sensible shoes, the no-style hair style, the accent that is nothing like those of her family-members (therefore standing her out as ‘the other’. Didn’t you do Queer Theory/Post-Colonialism/Feminism/The Collected Works of kd lang at school? We did. It were dead good [do you like how we said that in Manchesterford-ish? It’s like method acting, that is…]).
And it turns out we were right. Not left, but right. Sixteen-year-old Sophie Webster – who recently found God, poor thing – is going to get herself a lady friend-in-the-biblical-sense. One with a vagina and everything. And for that we will chirrup ‘hoorah’. And if she experiments with poppers, maybe even ‘hooray’.