Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (Aug. 1, 2008)


Joan Jett must be bored. I can only imagine how much free time she has on her hands seeing as how she’s constantly recording, touring, running a record label, guest starring on Law & Order and managing not to age (like, at all). Lucky for her, she just found a project close to her heart that can take up some of that time. Jett will be executive producer of a new film being shot this summer that is based on her original band, the Runaways.

The Runaways are legendary for being the first all-girl band to play their own instruments and crack the boys’ club of mainstream rock in the 1970s. The film (which is to be directed by music video director Floria Sigismondi) will follow the band’s career from its formation in 1975 through the tumultuous four years that followed until they disbanded in 1979.

As producer, Jett will hopefully be able to ensure that the script is true to life, but because the band infamously partied and had several changes in its lineup during its short run, that may be difficult. Here’s hoping Lita Ford, Cherie Currie and Micki Steele don’t disagree too much — or object to who is cast as their younger selves.

As for the young Ms. Jett, she could probably play herself, since wrinkles aren’t in her genes. But if the casting director protests, perhaps Jess Origliasso is interested in acting like a lesbian.

Last month we told you that Jada Pinkett Smith is starring as a lesbian among a gaggle of straight gals in the upcoming film The Women. Next week, Steppin’ Out magazine will publish an interview with Smith’s on-screen boo, Natasha Alam.

In the press release for the interview, some details on her role are shared with Steppin’ Out‘s Chaunce Hayden:

Chaunce Hayden: So just how lesbo are you in The Women?
Natasha Alam: I play a lesbian super model with anger management issues. Jada Pinkett Smith is my girlfriend in the movie and I cheat on her with Eva Mendes.

Eva Mendes (left) and Jada Pinkett Smith

CH: In the words of Paris Hilton, "That’s hot."
NA: I know! In the film Jada and I would go to lots of parties together and I would yell at her in front of her friends. I’m a very unhappy, starving model and I get angry very easily. I’m like Naomi Campbell. Between the scenes we would talk dirty to each other just to get into our lesbian characters. She would call me honey in a sexy voice and whisper to me that I should relax a little bit. In return I would tell her, "Hey, I love what you did last night to me. We have to do it again tonight." We would talk very dirty to each other.

CH: Tell me more and talk slower.
NA: I cheat on Jada with Eva Mendes. We do a scene where the paparazzi catch me and Eva making out. I really got to make out with her! It was so great! She’s so beautiful and so sexy. She was so easy. It was like I knew her all my life when I met her. It made kissing her so easy. Plus, she’s so pleasant to kiss. Her lips are so soft and beautiful. Her curves are just so inviting.

CH: I guess this isn’t the first time you kissed a woman.
NA: Oh no, I’ve experimented before. On a scale from one to 10 I would give Eva a definite 10 when it comes to kissing. I get the feeling I wasn’t Eva’s first time kissing a woman judging by how good she was at it. I’ve heard stories. So I don’t think I’m her first.

Alam might possibly be one of the luckiest women in the The Women. But what a conundrum: Jada or Eva. Difficult, difficult life.

by Trish Bendix

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