HI, I’M DAWN PORTER AND THIS IS MY LOVER WHEN I’M DRUNK
By the time you read this, thousands of unsuspecting Brits will have endured the “documentary” Dawn Goes Lesbian on BBC3. The “personal challenge programme” requires TV presenter Dawn Porter to live with three lesbians for a month, in order to figure out whether she could “turn gay.”
The Guardian blog offered this warning:
Without giving too much away, Dawn spends most of the show recoiling in horror every time a woman comes near her. Except, surprise surprise, when she is drunk. Then she snogs a couple just so the whole month hasn’t been for nothing.
To fully steep herself in all things lesbian, Dawn also interviews sex experts, works in a lesbian bar and tries to get dates as a drag king. She even attempts to “recondition her sexuality though masturbatory means.” Is this the same country that brought us the brilliant Bad Girls?
We’ll have more on Dawn Goes Lesbian next week. Meanwhile, you can read a live blog of the show’s premiere; it’s full of comments like “My head just exploded.”
My head exploded when I saw Dawn’s name — it’s like Dawn Denbo married Bette Porter, and that’s just wrong.
QUIET, KITT; WE WANT TO HEAR FROM THE BLONDE
Who knew there was such a thing as a President’s Day surprise? I woke up to one on Monday, in the form of Sarah’s article about the new Knight Rider movie. I wasn’t a fan of the original series, maybe because Sydney Tamiia Poitier wasn’t in that one. She plays FBI agent Carrie Ruvai in this version.
The movie re-airs Saturday, Feb. 23 on NBC. But if you don’t want to lose two hours of your life to a resurrected show about a yappy automobile, here’s the clip you really want to see:
(alternate source: LiveVideo)
Whoa. If I can suffer through a whole season of Nip/Tuck just for some unsatisfying glimpses of Portia de Rossi, I can definitely listen to a talking car for however long it takes to see more of that!