The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. This article was published more than 6 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. His character Brandon Walsh may have been the star of the long-running teen soap, but it was his brief on-screen flame, Emily Valentine, who was the object of my fascination. He smiled and told me that he and "Emily Valentine" just had dinner together the week before. I clearly needed to spell out why I was asking about this rather obscure character and seized the opportunity: "Does she have any idea that she gave me and several of my queer female friends our first funny feelings? Beverly Hills, — which ran from to — followed a group of popular, privileged teenagers in California. It was the first mainstream teen drama of its kind — Dynasty for teenagers. Even the latest incarnation had a lesbian storyline. Orange Is the New Black — which returns this week — features an unprecedented number of diverse, queer women.
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Born in Boston, Massachusetts , the daughter of artists,  she graduated from the Boston Latin School in She and fellow actor Jason Priestley lived together from Elise is revisiting her role as Emily Valentine from Beverly Hills, in the reboot, BH in playing a "heightened version" of herself on the series.
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Emily is a troubled kid, who had moved around to a lot of different schools and was always the 'new kid'. She comes across as relaxed, unassuming and friendly, but is met with a lot of grief from the girls. She eventually feels more and more lonely and is diagnosed with borderline disorder and leaves school to receive treatment. She gets better and eventually takes an interest in Marine Biology, which she goes to France to further study. Emily and Brandon had a very stormy, intense romance and a connection that lasted years. After Emily dates Dylan one night and Brandon the next, Brenda quickly becomes angered by Emily and seeks to ruin her reputation. Under peer pressure, Brenda and Emily reconcile but never have a close friendship.