Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (December 1, 2006)

 
 

BECAUSE 3 OUT OF 4 LESBIANS AGREE THEY WOULD RATHER TAKE POLLS THAN WORK
Logo recently put up a bunch of Queer Year polls, which let you vote on things queer and queer-ish in 2006. Here's where the results of a few of the polls stood the last time I checked them:

* Hottest Lesbian on TV – the girls of SON are beating Jackie Warner, Sarah Paulson, Ellen, and the women of The L Word by a lesbian country mile.
* Favorite Lesbian/Bi Fan Site – it's a pretty close race between the various SON, L Word, and Top Model fan sites.
* Favorite LGBT author of the YearSarah Waters is winning with 50% of the vote.
* Hottest CoupleMichelle Rodriguez and Kristanna Loken are slightly ahead of Ellen and Portia, and far ahead of Sarah and Cherry, Lance and Reichen, and Project Runway's Robert and Kayne.
* Onscreen Lesbian Relationship You Can Most Relate To – Piper and Lena in Imagine Me and You are in the lead, with Loving Annabelle's illicitly involved student and teacher close behind. Which makes me a little worried about you all.

Resistance is futile – go vote now!

I'D LIKE TO THANK THE ACADEMY FOR THIS MIXED MESSAGE
ReflectionsLast week, Hong Kong actress Nikki Shie won best supporting actress at the 43rd Golden Horse Awards, the Taiwanese equivalent of the Oscars, for her lesbian role in Reflections, a movie about a lesbian relationship that goes wrong. I haven't seen the film yet, but Variety sums up the premise as "the femmes (Oy Gin's rock singer Jin and Nikki Shie's vulnerable Mi) are a couple, but feeling tension as a man (Tuan Chun-hao's Hao) enters the picture." That pretty much tells you all you need to know about how this is going to end for the lesbian couple (not well), but it's at least a little promising that Shie won the Golden Horse Award. Still don't want to see another depressing lesbian movie, though.

In more encouraging international news, British teen lesbian series Sugar Rush won an International Emmy last week, proving that stories about lesbians don't have to end tragically in order to get some respect. At least in the U.K.

YOU WON'T FIND THIS ON TRL ANYTIME SOON
I recently came across a cool music video by out lesbian Hanifah Walidah that makes its TV debut this weekend on Logo's NewNowNext series. The video is great, and the party looks even better!

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!
Xena is now available to download on iTunes, and it was recently revealed that Lucy Lawless will be singing at next year's Dinah Shore weekend.

The first panels of the new Buffy comic have been leaked – no Willow yet, but cool graphics!

All My Children introduced a trans character this week, in a last gasp attempt to get ratings.

The Gossip's out lesbian frontwoman Beth Ditto is number one on British rock magazine NME's "Cool" list.

Showtime just released an L Word promo introducing the new characters played by Cybill Shephard (Phyllis), Marlee Matlin (Jodie) and Janina Gavankar (Papi).

Our most popular topics on the blog recently include Kate Winslet's lesbian sensibility, Jada Pinkett's metal band, Lily Allen's blistering response to NME's cool list, overrated lesbian movies, and those annoying rumors about Britney Spears being bisexual. Coming to the blog later today: Queen Latifah – what a difference a decade makes!

That's it for this week! Check back next Friday for a new installment of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. or read past installments here.

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