"INTEGRITY" = HOMOPHOBIA?
Danso Gordon, who plays Clay on South of Nowhere, is leaving the show because he doesn’t approve of Spashley.
Officially, he’s only saying (via a post on a MySpace SON fan page) that he’s leaving because "the show went against my personal Faith and integrity":
"I am leaving for my own personal reasons that have to do with my Faith and personal integrity. It was a difficult decision to make, however, when someone is involved in something that directly opposes his/her integrity, then that person has to ask themselves why they are doing it. For the money? To make sure they dont offend people? I asked myself these questions and I obviously came to my answer…the show went against my personal Faith and integrity and therefore I made the difficult decision to leave."
Neither Gordon’s management or The N would confirm that he is leaving the show, or comment on his MySpace statement, but The N’s editorial director recently (accidentally?) revealed at a youth roundtable that an unnamed actor on the show felt that the positive portrayal of coming out–and the decidedly less positive picture painted by a conservative Christian mom who tries de-gay her dykey daughter–was “morally wrong,” and asked to leave the show.
Coincidence? Yeah, I don’t think so.
With all this negativity, now would be a great time for us to remind The N just how much we value the lesbian storyline on South of Nowhere, perhaps by posting a message to that effect on The N’s SON message board. Otherwise, we may find Season 3 is all about shirtless Aiden.
ENOUGH WITH THE TALKING ABOUT IT, JUST KISS ALREADY!
Courteney Cox talks extensively to Access Hollywood about Jennifer Aniston’s upcoming appearance on Dirt, and why they decided to have her character be a lesbian. The bad news? Their much-publicized kiss is just a quick peck (“If you think it is just about a major make-out session, you will be disappointed"). The good news? Unlike Cox’s reviled character Lucy, Aniston’s character is well liked, which counts for…well, not much on that show, since pretty much just watching it makes you feel sleazy.
SHE SAID WHAT?
Comedian Judy Gold guests on this week’s episode:
Yes, that’s right, we interviewed Sue, Heather and Bridget (and the very funny Tom Cavanagh) for She Said What?, and I don’t want to spoil it for you, but if you’ve always wanted to know whether Coyote Ugly alum Bridget gets hit on more by women when she’s a redhead or a brunette, then this is the episode you’ve been waiting for!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
The Australian version of the reality series The Biggest Loser has a lesbian contestant: P’eta, who is "happily living in a long-term relationship."
If the pregnant woman Alex rescued from the ferryboat disaster on Grey’s Anatomy looks familiar, it’s because she’s played by Elizabeth Reaser, who plays the leading lesbian in Puccini for Beginners. Alas, no same sex affairs for Reaser on Grey’s, though.
Coming up on AfterEllen.com next week: ER‘s Laura Innes tells us which of Kerry Weaver’s girlfriends she liked better, Sandy or Kim, and The L Word‘s Rose Rollins (Tasha) tells us why "I’m really not good at playing the sexy girl." Yeah, whatever.
That’s it for this week! Check back next Friday for a new edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.