Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (December 21, 2007)

 
 

I SAID “CASHMERE SWEATER,” BUT SANTA HEARD “CASHMERE STILLS”

I’m not sure I’ve been a very good girl in 2007. I mean, I guess it could have been worse — after all, I didn’t euthanize a dog, or dupe a bunch of lonely hearts into competing for my affections, or have a mini-breakdown on a talk show. But I was no angel, either; for example, I probably annoyed everyone with my constant praise of the Holy Trinity (Beals, Lahbib and Streep). And then there was that incident with the jump rope and the Debby Boone CD, but I’d rather not discuss that.

The point is that I don’t think I deserve this early holiday gift: some very festive Cashmere Mafia photos. Behold Caitlin (Bonnie Somerville) and Alicia (Lourdes Benedicto):

It looks like Caitlin soon finds Alicia more interesting than the scenery:

Yum! These and other stills from the first episode (now airing Jan. 6, not Jan. 3 as previously reported) appeared on CashmereMafia.net this week. Here are a few more choice selections.

Mia (Lucy Liu), expressing delight at what appears to be a proposal, a box of mints or a clown nose:

Zoe (Frances O’Connor) in a closet. Sadly, it’s not symbolic.

Zoe, Caitlin and Juliet (Miranda Otto) toasting to something (let’s imagine it’s Alicia dancing on a table):

Visit CashmereMafia.net to see all 39 (!) stills. Thanks to AfterEllen.com reader Kira002 for stuffing our stockings with these lovely snaps.

Finally, here’s a snippet you just can’t see too many times — view the full teaser on ABC.com.



The take-away message from all this? Behave yourselves: Maybe our collective good-girl mojo will bring us a happy Cashmere new year.

Cashmere Mafia premieres on ABC on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 10 p.m. ET (yes, that’s the same night the fifth season of The L Word premieres on Showtime and the fifth season of The Wire premieres on HBO). The second episode airs three days later on Jan. 9 at 10 p.m. ET, and Wednesday nights will be the show’s regular time slot. Check AfterEllen.com’s new Cashmere Mafia page regularly to stay updated on all the latest Cashmere news, forum posts, articles, interviews, and recaps.

Lori and Sarah plan to discuss the latest Cashmere episode each Friday in their weekly video blog She Made Me Watch This!, and Dara’s recap will be posted the Monday following each episode. We’ve also got some great interviews lined up with the Cashmere Mafia stars.

Which means AfterEllen.com will be all about the Pashmina Posse in January! When it’s not about The L Word. Or reviewing new lesbian movies. Or adding new video blogs. Or … help me, Bonnie Somerville. It’s an embarrassment of riches!

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