Best. Lesbian. Summer. Ever.

 
 

IS MAKING AN UNRECIPROCATED PASS AT A FELLOW SPARKS FAN CONSIDERED A PERSONAL FOUL?
Of course I’m not implying that the Women’s National Basketball Association is a lesbian sports league. Why, that would be preposterous! I’m merely suggesting that the games themselves have become important lesbian cultural events. Sheesh!

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the very first WNBA game ever played (New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 67-57), and the WNBA holds the distinction of being the first team-oriented women’s professional sports league to exist for 10 consecutive seasons. And they said it wouldn’t last!

The season runs through September, so there’s still plenty of time to get your tickets. Go to the WNBA official website for stats and game schedules.

UV Index: 8

ALMOST AS MUCH FUN AS EVIL VEINY WILLOW
Who says that only gay men get to bask in gorgeous, shallow fun? Dante’s Cove (particularly due to Season 2 and, we’ve heard, the upcoming Season 3) is well on its way to becoming a guilty pleasure that isn’t just for the boys anymore. A mash-up of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Queer as Folk and your basic Friday night Skinemax selection, Dante’s Cove (here!) details the perils of being young, beautiful, gay, naked and vulnerable to the dangers of witchcraft on an exotic island.

While the guys are naked more often than the women of Dante’s Cove, and their sex scenes are more explicit, there’s still an argument to be made for watching the show. At the risk of losing her girlfriend Michelle, Van (played by Nadine Heimann) finds the allure of Tresum (it’s the magic practiced on Dante’s Cove, not the Lancôme fragrance for which Kate Winslet is the new spokesmodel) to be irresistible, and watching her do battle with herself and the dark forces of the Cove can be fun.

Michelle (Erin Cummings) makes some sweet but futile admonitions against the dazzling world of magic, none of which protect her from its impact or the seductive powers of local butch bartender Brit (Michelle Wolff). In fact, her spell-induced "hallucination" that she is having a three-way with Van and Brit when she is really just cheating on Van with Brit offers an inventive spin on the age-old "the devil made me do it" defense.

Season 3 will feature two additional out actors (Jill Bennett and Jenny Shimizu) and a lesbian love triangle. Summer lovin’ indeed!

In this clip from Season 2, Michelle makes an impassioned yet baffling, religion-inspired speech that is both against Tresum and in favor of lesbianism. Aw, she’s cute when she’s being conventional!

UV Index: 7.5

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