Interview with Miriam aka Lizzy in The Date

The Date is a lesbian short, set in London that is in production in 2018. It is currently running a crowdfunding campaign where you can get some awesome perks, and find out more about the project.

We got to chat to Miriam, who plays Lizzy to find out a bit more!

What about The Date made you want to get involved?

So many LGBT stories in the media can feel fantasised and totally separate from reality but I really like how real and honest the writing was for The Date. 

Are you like Lizzy in any way?

Definitely! Picky and guarded is me all over. 

Why is a short film like The Date important to you?

It celebrates everything we should be shouting more about these days; queer culture, online dating and finding love - all of which are matters that are really important to me so it seemed only right to get involved with something that celebrated all the things I stand for. 

If you could star alongside any other queer actress, who would it be and why?

Sarah Paulson - apart from all the obvious reasons - she's an incredible actress with a versatility that can only be described as a gift. I feel like I could learn so much from her as well as making a friend for life. Plus, she's absolutely hilarious.  

What is your favourite lesbian movie?

Carol. I can't count how many times I've watched it and every time I'm moved to tears. (Good tears!)

Snog, Marry, Date: Ruby Rose, Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres

Snog Ruby, Date Kate and Marry Ellen. 

How would you describe Lizzy?

She's a woman of simple pleasures whose particular knack for choosing the wrong people has resulted in her becoming very careful and very picky. 

What are Lizzy’s five favourite things?

Black and white films, mediterranean food, outdoor swimming, a classic red lipstick and duvet days.

What kind of woman does Lizzy normally go for?

She doesn't have a type - she's super open minded! But someone with drive and passion is always a real selling point.  

What apps is Lizzy on to find ms right?

Her and Tinder 

What would be Lizzy’s perfect date?

Stargazing in Richmond Park surrounded by deer. 

Olivia and Lizzy in the Date

More about The Date

"The Date" will be one of the most uplifting lesbian films you’ll see in a while​. We're tired of seeing our characters killed off or left unhappy and unfulfilled. We deserve better. So we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands and create a story that inspires people. We deserve better.

“The Date” is the story of two women looking for love in the dating world of the 21st century.

Lizzy and Olivia might be total opposites when it comes to careers and dress sense BUT they do have one thing in common... they both swiped 'right' on each other. After swiping right, the two hit it off almost immediately but there’s still one thing left to do…meet.

In this day and age where meeting new people happens mostly online, we wanted to write a story about the good relationships that come from online dating. 

Our aim is to also have real interviews at the end, with couples who have met on dating apps and are the happiest they've ever been. 

Other lesbian related work we can check out whilst we wait for The Date: Holding Hands With StrangersBlind Fate