Ruby Rose joins Orange is the New Black as new lesbian love interest

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Australian presenter Ruby Rose has signed up to appear as a lesbian “lust object” on Orange is the New Black.

The genderfluid DJ has signed up to appear on the third season of the Netflix prison comedy, which stars Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon.

She will play Stella Carlin – a new love interest that will drive conflict between old flames Piper and Alex.

According to Elle magazine, Stella will serve as a “lust object” for the two inmates, when the show makes its return this summer.

Ruby Rose released a video last year exploring her perception of non-traditional gender identities.

The star wrote and produced a 5 minute video set to Butterfly Boucher’s ‘It Pulls Me Under’, where Rose transitions from female to male.

She said at the time: “It’s weird, some of the androgynous photos I have taken lately really make me wonder what I’d have looked like if I did a FTM transition like I wanted to when I was younger.

“I am a woman, but I would have been just as comfortable as a boy.

“I know a lot of people don’t understand that, but I know a few of you do.”

Watch the clip below: