LESBIAN QUOTE OF THE WEEK NO. 1
"Explain to me again how gay marriage is going to tear this country apart?" — Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) to her parents on 30 Rock (NBC)
LESBIAN QUOTE OF THE WEEK NO. 2
"I always thought that lesbians were like truck drivers, like hard women. Like all of them had to be that way or they weren’t gay. But there are soft girls, middle kind of girls and hard girls. Usually, the hard women are after me! When I got my divorce, the women jumped on me like white on rice! I said, ‘Look, I ain’t ever did fish, I don’t intend to do fish so leave me alone.’ I said, ‘I’m looking for a man and you’re not a man!’"
— Patti LaBelle to HX
LESBIAN QUOTE OF THE WEEK NO. 3
"I think gays absolutely should have the right. For the same reason Taylor [Hackford] and I got married — to be able to say, by law, ‘This person is important to me.’" — Helen Mirren to Us
YO! MERRY HANUKKAH!
Jill Bennett took the time from her holiday travels to send us this hilarious music video from the "Sappho Sisters," aka Lil Mitzvah (out actor Coley Sohn) and MC Jew C (actor Meredith Scott Lynn). In the video, titled "Merry Hannukah (A Jewish Christmas Rap)," MC Jew C and Lil Mitzvah point out some highly pertinent issues, such as: "You think that God’s so smart, creating heaven and hell? Then why’d He make a holiday we can’t even spell?"
That’s way more fun than spinning a dreidel!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Out Air America radio talk show host Rachel Maddow recently taped a pilot for cable news channel MSNBC. No word yet on whether the pilot is ready to air, but we’ll let you know when we have more details.
Jackie Warner dropped by Chelsea Lately to reveal that she is no longer dating trainer Rebecca Cardon, who is once again dating men. We’d show you the video, but we can’t find it!
In last week’s Top Chef holiday special, bisexual chef Tiffani Faison (with a last-minute assist from fellow out chefs Sandee Birdsong and Josie Smith-Malave) won the $20,000 prize.
This week, Karman kicked off AfterEllen.com’s look back at the year in lesbian and bi entertainment with her 2007 Naughty or Nice List, and next week we’ll be bringing you in-depth analysis of lesbian and bi women in TV, movies and music in 2007, culminating in the fourth annual AfterEllen.com Visibility Awards on Thursday. Who will be crowned the best and worst TV and movie characters this year? The break-out musical group? The best high-profile queer woman in entertainment? The best lesbian entertainment website named after a famous lesbian with her own talk show? Stay tuned!
And the in the meantime, read our 2006 Visibility Awards and recall when Amelie Mauresmo was the top-ranked women’s tennis player in the world, Lena Headey was kissing Piper Perabo instead of shooting Terminators, and the most scandalous lesbian moments on a reality TV show involved biting people, not bull testicles.
That’s it for this week! Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.