Judy Nunn from Home and Away thinks about sharing the first lesbian kiss from Australian TV and her old age
Former home and away star Judy Nunn, 74 – who became famous after sharing the first lesbian kiss on Australian TV – admits she doesn’t look at her own mirror image because she looks “too old”
Judy Nunn is best known for playing Ailsa Stewart as an original cast member of Home and Away.
She also made TV history in the mid-1970s when she shared the first lesbian kiss on Australian television, at a time when homosexual acts were illegal in every state of Australia.
On Wednesday, the 74-year-old looked back on her life during an interview ABC’s 7.30 program – where she frankly revealed that she was struggling with ‘aging’ after a lifetime in the industry.
“That makes me old!” Judy Nunn (right) sat down next week with her husband Bruce Venables (left) in ABC’s 7.30 program, where she revealed that she is struggling to face the aging process
“You look in the mirror and it really is a shock,” Jude revealed, sitting next to her husband Bruce Venables.
“And then you think:” Oh my God, yes, I was really born in the 40s. That makes me old “. But you are only as old as you feel, so I just avoid mirrors! “.
In her youth, Judy was a pioneer on the small screen and played a bisexual journalist Vicky Stafford on The Box, a risky soap on Network Ten.
Gamechanger: The actress also made television history in the mid-70s and shared the first lesbian kiss from Australian television
There she shared the first lesbian kiss on Australian TV.
“I have the dubious fame that I can claim to be the instigator of the first lesbian kiss on Australian television, and indeed on any commercial television,” she said.
“We were years before the Americans.”
A few days after Home and Away performance, Nunn spoke to Lynne McGranger about her TV lesbian kiss as “homophobic” for allegedly removing gay kissing scenes.
Speaking: Nunn discussed her TV lesbian kiss just days after Home and Away program Lynne McGranger (photo) hit the Seven Network as “homophobic” for allegedly removing gay kissing scenes
The recording was made after TV soap historian Andrew Mercado called the network ‘homophobic’ because of their interaction with kissing scenes between Willow Harris and Alex Neilson – played by Sarah Roberts and Zoe Ventoura.
While the scenes were fully broadcast in New Zealand and the UK, same-sex kisses were cut from the scenes broadcast in Australia.
“It’s my crazy workplace and I’m ashamed and scared that the mentality is so damn draconian!” She wrote following a message on the Apple TV documentary Visible: Out on the Facebook page of Australia.
It is unclear whether Seven or a production company was responsible in the past for removing same-sex pillows from Home and Away.
‘Totally agree’: the actress, who has appeared in the soap for 26 years as Irene Roberts, agreed that the network had a ‘homophobic’ problem and a ‘draconian mentality’
Writing history: in her youth, Nunn was a pioneer on the small screen and played a bisexual journalist Vicky Stafford on The Box, a risky soap on Network Ten
In the same interview with Judy, her husband Bruce Venables revealed that he was convinced that his wife was attracted to women after her interpretation as Vicky on The Box.
“I said,” I’m not dating her. She’s a lesbian, “he revealed.
Just like his wife, Bruce, 70, is also an actor who found success as an author.
Nunn was an original cast member of Home and Away when it debuted in January 1988 and played the woman on the screen of Alf Stewart for 12 years, played by Ray Meagher.
Spontaneous interview: Before he met her, Nunn’s husband Bruce Venables was apparently convinced that she was attracted to women away from the screen