Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (February 2, 2007)

 
 

KISSING GRETCHEN MOL

We just posted Shauna Swartz’s review of Puccini for Beginners, which opens in limited release this weekend, but I wanted to add my $.02: I really enjoyed this film. Don’t let the two-girls-and-a-guy premise fool you: Allegra (Saved‘s Elizabeth Reaser) gets a happy lesbian ending, just not necessarily the one you–or she–expects.

I do wish, though, that there’d been more Julianne Nicholson (looking very different from her current role as Det. Maggie Wheeler on Law and Order: CI), and less Gretchen Mol (The Notorious Bettie Page). I’ve liked Mol’s performance in other films, but in Puccini, both her character and her acting came across like nails on a chalkboard, at least to me. Reaser on the other hand? All that a bag of lesbians, especially by the end of the film. Here’s a clip from the film so you can judge for yourself:


Supposedly there’s a sequel in the works–Puccini for Intermediate Users–in which Allegra runs off with a butch Laurel Holloman, who’s back to pumping gas now that all of her lesbian friends have deserted her. But I don’t believe everything Jenny Schecter tells me.

MORE DIRT ON DIRT
Jennifer Aniston confirmed to People magazine this week that she does indeed play a lesbian on the series finale of Dirt, but clarified that her kiss with Courteney Cox is just "a good-bye kiss," not a passionate one, adding "I don’t honestly think people want to see Rachel and Monica have at it."

Um, you’re kidding, right?

WHAT DO HASBIANS, BURLESQUE DANCERS, MARY CHENEY, AND TRIPLE CREME HAVE IN COMMON?

Watch this week’s episode of She Said What? to find out…

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Jon Stewart devoted the first 10 minutes of The Daily Show last night to making fun of Dick Cheney’s hypocrisy in refusing to talk about his daughter’s pregnancy. Guest Chrissy Gephardt, the openly gay daughter of former Democratic congressman Dick Gephardt, was asked to weigh in on whether her dad chose to be a politician or was born that way, and if politicians should even be allowed to have children. Hilarious.

Trading Spouses (Fox) will feature its first lesbian couple in a two-parter beginning February 2nd.

Sara Gilbert’s rep has confirmed to People magazine that the actress is pregnant; her partner Alison Adler (an executive producer for Emily’s Reasons Why Not and Commander in Chief) gave birth to their first child in 2004.

The publisher of Venus magazine, a long-running magazine for black gays and lesbians, has found religion and heterosexuality, and now aims to use her magazine to help readers do the same. No, I’m not kidding. Get all the bizarre details at Jasmyne Cannick’s blog.

D.E.B.S. star Jordana Brewster has been cast in the Angelina Jolie role in the TV version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Alas, she does not fall in love with a fellow female assassin–although I’m keeping my fingers crossed when Sweeps rolls around!

That's it for this week! Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.

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