Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (August 15, 2008)

 
 

Our next stop is Hong Kong. An AE reader (thanks Melissa!) tells us that TVB in Hong Kong is currently filming a remake of the 1970s Chow Yun-Fat television series, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

In the series, two female friends played by Macy Chan (a pop star and actress) and Lily Hor are seen tamely kissing after one declares her love for the other as she’s leaving the country.

On tvbnewsworld.com, there’s a brief interview with Chan, who is asked the standard question about whether kissing a girl is more awkward than kissing a boy. She replied, "I don’t think so, perhaps because I went to an all girls school I understand girls more. I know Lily quite well now so I would prefer to film this kind of scene with a girl. Fortunately it was filmed at midnight, so not many people around."

I think a better question would have been, "Could you have made that kiss look a little more cold-fish-robot-y?"

The interviewer made a point to note, "Macy also expressed that she accepts others who are homosexuals in real life, however she is definitely heterosexual."

Definitely and probably "fortunately," too.

Our final destination is Ireland, where we visit the show Seacht, a dramatic series about "the emotional lives of seven first-year graduate students in a performing arts academy in Belfast." One of the characters is a lesbian named Linda (Aoife Nic Ardghail) who engages in some pretty substantial liplocks in the first two episodes:

Episode 1

Episode 2

The website for the show describes Linda this way:

For a girl who likes speaking the truth, Linda Donovan is hiding a lot of secrets and lies. Her sexuality she doesn’t conceal, and one enthusiastic snog with the girlfriend temporarily brings the bar to a standstill. It’s everything else she has problems with. Linda goes to the Academy to escape her over-bearing, infuriating father who has a habit of reappearing. She’s terrified of people discovering her identity, and she battles with a serious crush on her roommate and best friend, Eithne. Fiery, loyal, and usually crushingly honest. Linda is a good girl going through a bad time.

Secrets and lies? Infuriating father? Crush on her best friend? Yep, just another day at the lesbian office!

Regardless of any misgivings the actors involved may have, the amount of torment their characters may face, or the detrimental impact an obsession with rainbows and Julia Roberts might have on Sasha’s ability to compete, I still believe that the outpouring of lesbianism on television this week is a good thing. Lesbianism makes the world go ’round!

by Karman Kregloe

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