Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (February 15, 2008)

IT MUST BE SOMETHING IN THE PAELLA

Is it just me or is there new lesbian content coming out of Spain every other week? AE reader Rogue tipped me off to the new film Óscar: The Color of Destiny, debuting in Spain on Feb. 22, which is summarized on IMDb as "a revealing portrayal of a forgotten icon of French Surrealism: Spanish painter Óscar Domínguez, contemporary of Picasso. The film rediscovers the life of a talented artist who was ignored after he committed suicide, fifty years ago, victim of a serious illness which had disfigured his body: the Elephant Man’s disease. The film is stirring and touching and compels admiration for the bohemian painter whose fate was self-destruction, after a wild crazy life."

Sounds poignant and touching. But more importantly, it features Emma Suárez and Victoria Abril in a lesbian subplot!

Set in 1957, Suárez plays Eva, an aggressive, modern executive who is bisexual, and Abril plays her best friend, Ana, who is married to a man. They go on a mysterious journey to find the last painting by Óscar Domínguez (Joaquim de Almeida) in Paris, and somehow end up romantically entangled. (Paris will do that to you.)

The kiss is reportedly being promoted all over the national media in Spain. If you can read Spanish, learn more about it on Rogue’s blog here, and for you English readers, we’ll update you on AfterEllen.com if/when the film debuts in America.

BECAUSE KT TUNSTALL’S "SUDDENLY I SEE (WHY THE HELL HILLARY MEANS SO MUCH TO ME)" WAS JUST TOO LONG
AE readers CanonGirl and Pat tipped me off to out singer Sophie B. Hawkins‘ ode to Hillary Clinton, "Damn! We Wish You Were Our President," a remake of her 1992 hit song "Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover."

Hmm … loved the original song. Not so sure about this version.

Meanwhile, there’s reportedly a movement in Hawaii to get Amy Winehouse to do a pro-Barack Obama remake of "Tiny Bubbles."

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