Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (December 14, 2007)

Early yesterday morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominees for the Golden Globe Awards, which will be held on Jan. 13, 2008 (as long as the WGA gives actors a pass to actually go to the event). Among the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama are:

Jodie Foster (The Brave One)

Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart)

The only lesbianish film nominated is Across the Universe, which features T.V. Carpio as lesbian character Prudence, who spends most of her precious screen time pining after straight women. The film also includes Staceyann Chin in a small role, but, as scribegrrrl told me, "I stand by my statement that Across the Universe sucks."

That’s right — tell it like it is!

After much careful scrutiny of press releases, it appears that there won’t be any feature-length films or documentaries with lesbian or bisexual story lines at the Sundance Film Festival next month in Park City, Utah, besides The Guitar, the drama starring Saffron Burrows as a bisexual woman that Sarah mentioned in last week’s BLWE.

Apparently Sundance is following the disappointing trend set by the broadcast networks. (If we are wrong, and you know of another film that has a lesbian/bi story line that will screen at Sundance, please let us know!)

However, last week Sundance did announce its program of short films, and among them is Pariah, the short from director Dee Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper that we first told you about back in August.

When we interviewed the two of them in September, they said they were working on turning the film into the feature that it was originally intended to be. Let’s hope that screening the film at Sundance will bring Rees and Cooper some mainstream recognition — and maybe even the financial resources to make their dream a reality.

Goodness knows we’re not swimming in well-made features about African-American lesbian teens. That is, unless I’m so distracted by being gay that I somehow missed them all. Nah, I don’t think so.

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