Gina Patrick, Hollyoaks
Gina Patrick (Dannielle Brent)
Gina arrived in the village when her mother, Jill, got together with pub landlord, Jack Osborne. Gina was a tomboy, and took a keen interest in environmental issues. She decided to get involved in college politics, and applied for a job as the editor of a college magazine, which she didn’t get, and she began to suffer from an identity crisis. Gina fended of the advances of Paul Millington, not wanting to hurt him she let him down gently.
She believed she lost the job because of her sexuality, and had a coming out story after she began a relationship with fellow student Emily Taylor. Gina’s mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died, which affected Gina and her relationship with Emily. They began to fight more and they couldn’t manage to be in each other’s company. Emily had an affair and Gina ended their relationship when she found out the truth. She moved back in with her step-father but began to fail at college and quit. She moved to China to work in an orphanage, wanting to make her mother proud of her.
In an interview with Sunday Mail, Dannielle Brent and Lorna Pegler agreed that filming the “steamy scenes” was a bit strange as neither of them had ever kissed a woman before:
“We said, ‘Let’s just close our eyes and think about our boyfriends’. We didn’t rehearse the scene and hardly discussed it beforehand,” — Dannielle Brent, Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland) – Jan 16, 2000
Female love interests:
- Emily Taylor (Lorna Pegler, bisexual, recurring)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.