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

 
 

SAMANTHA RONSON AND FAMILY GET THE ROYAL TREATMENT
The new issue of Harper’s Bazaar has a story on the Ronson family, including lesbian DJ Samantha; her twin, fashion designer Charlotte; and musician brother, Mark. The article says that Sam is currently working on songs for the upcoming Good Charlotte album while writing her own music (a song of hers was featured in Mean Girls). And speaking of Lohan? Sam told the interviewer:

I’m not going to talk about Lindsay because she’s my friend, you know? She’s great. She’s also 22 years old. I think people forget that. With the Internet the way it is, one second we’re enemies, one second we’re best friends, one second we’re lovers, and then we’re broken up. … Even the airport-security guy in Canada asked me, "So, is it true?" … It’s like, "Oh, yeah, I’m telling you."

Lohan-sidestepping, uh, aside, the photo of the family all together is the most compelling one, with Sam, Charlotte and Mark posed as the title family in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums.

Samantha portrays Gwyneth Paltrow‘s character, Margot, who once had a lesbian affair. That’s probably the only thing these two would ever have in common.

LESBIAN-ISH QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"If people call me a lesbian because I have short hair and I wear jeans instead of dresses, then by all means run with it. I think it’s hilarious. I like guys."
- Rumer Willis (daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore), to Page Six Magazine.

by Trish Bendix

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
This week on BBC Radio in the first of a two-part program, out author Val McDermid "examines the development of the lesbian novel and its transition from the margins to the mainstream" along with contributors Sarah Waters, Jeanette Winterson and Ali Smith (thanks, Hjördis!).

Army Wives creator/executive producer Katherine Fugate, who had planned at one point to cast Renee O’Connor as a lesbian character this season, has departed the popular drama series.

You’ve been forewarned: Casting for Season 3 of A Shot at Love has begun, and this next iteration will feature a "brand new bachelorette" (i.e., not Tila Tequila). Go here if you must know more.

The lesbian story line for Bitsy Mae, the bisexual character played by Olivia Newton-John on Logo’s new Southern dramedy Sordid Lives, has started to emerge; watch video clips from the show here.

Earlier this month, the Golden Crown Literary Society presented the fourth annual "Goldies," honoring the best in lesbian writing from the past year. Check out the winners here.

Some mainstream retail chains are refusing to carry the movie Itty Bitty Titty Committee because of the word "titty" in the movie’s title. (Well, duh! Who didn’t think that name was going to be a sales problem the first time they heard it?) If you missed it in last week’s column, we’re hosting an IBTC trailer contest — read up on the guidelines here and get to editing!

There is a transgender contestant on the new cycle of America’s Next Top Model. No word yet on whether she’s the "contestant on the show this year who is a lesbian" executive producer Ken Mok told us about last month, or if Ken just doesn’t know the difference between "transgender" (gender) and "lesbian" (sexuality).

Most of the cast of 3Way and some of its guest stars will be at a meet-and-greet in Memphis, Tenn., on Sept. 6, after the series screens at the gay and lesbian film festival Outflix — go here for more details.

The film adaptation of Sarah Waters’ Affinity debuts on Logo on Aug. 17 at 10 p.m. ET, and will be released on DVD on Aug. 19. Look for Malinda’s video interview with Sarah Waters on AfterEllen.com next week.

365gay.com is looking for a lesbian blogger. A lesbian who has an opinion about news and politics? Good luck finding that!

No Brunch this weekend, but we’ll be posting the Southern France episode of You Can’t Take Them Anywhere! on Sunday instead. See Karman and Bridget drink lots of wine, mangle the French language, and get in trouble. A lot.

On Monday’s episode of This Just Out: Liz plays seven minutes in heaven with Clementine Ford! Let’s hope mom Cybill Shepherd doesn’t walk in on her again.

That’s it for this week! Got the inside scoop on a hot new lesbian/bi actor/musician/TV show/film? Tell us at afterellentips@gmail.com. Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.

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