Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (December 8, 2006)

FINALLY SOME LESBIAN TABLOID NEWS YOU CAN BELIEVE
Carly Pope
AfterEllen.com exclusive scoop! The upcoming FX drama series
Dirt,
starring Courtney Cox as a paparazzi maven who will do whatever
it takes to get good gossip, features Carly Pope (Popular,
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
) in a recurring role as
a gay drug dealer. Pope’s character Garbo is introduced
in the third episode, and appears in several episodes after
that.

I
haven’t seen a screener of the series yet, so I can’t comment
on her performance myself, but according to our sources,
Pope is "amazing" as Garbo, and "born to
play this role". I’m definitely digging her name, no
doubt a reference to legendary actress Greta Garbo, who
was long rumored
to play for both teams.

Carly’s
character on Popular,
Sam – an unpopular teen who suddenly becomes step-sisters
with the school’s most popular girl, Brooke (Leslie Bibb)
– was actually slated to come out as a lesbian in the third
season, but the show was canceled at the end of season two.

You’re
more excited about Carly playing gay in Dirt now,
aren’t you? Check out the cool FX official site for it here.
The series premieres January 3rd.

I’LL
HAVE WHAT SHE’S SMOKING

In a new interview
with our brother site AfterElton.com, Megan Mullally not
only claims she never said she was bisexual 7 years ago,
but she makes this ludicrous statement: "When we started
doing Will & Grace, I don’t think there
were very many shows or any shows that had gay lead characters.
Now I feel like almost every single show has at least one
gay or lesbian lead character … or a major supporting
character. That’s a gigantic change."

Let’s
examine: in 1998-1999 (when W&G debuted), network TV
featured two older supporting lesbian characters (Roseanne),
a sitcom revolving around a lesbian (Ellen), a
teenager on the verge of coming out (Buffy), and
two out supporting lesbian moms (Popular and
Beverly Hills 90210
). Today, network TV features…one
supporting lesbian character (ER). Yeah, that’s
a gigantic change, alright – in the wrong direction.

On
the positive side, I definitely believe Megan now when she
says she’s straight – no self-respecting bisexual woman
would make such a completely clueless remark.

WHAT?
NO NOMINATION FOR BETTY?!

Two out lesbians received Grammy
nominations
this year: Melissa Etheridge, for "I
Need to Wake Up" for the environmental documentary
An Inconvenient Truth; and Tania Elizabeth of
The Duhks, who were nominated for Best Country Performance
By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for “Heaven’s My
Home”. Find out if they win when the Grammys air on
February 11th.

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