Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (February 8, 2008)

 
 

JAPAN LEARNS THE L-WORD
Jennifer Beals was in Tokyo this week to promote the DVD release of the first season of The L Word in Japan. She even visited a Japanese lesbian club, Kinswomyn, to sign autographs and chat with fans.

Check out lesbian website TokyoWrestling.com for more photos and all the scoop on her Tokyo trip!

THE BIG GAY L WORD PROMO
In preparation for the premiere of The L Word on Logo (AfterEllen.com’s parent company) this summer, the cast of The Big Gay Sketch Show has created this unforgettable and hilariously truthful promo for the series:

The only thing missing is Julie Goldman. Was she too busy with her Celesbian Interviews to be a part of the sketch? I think she would have made an awesome Shane.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
The Real World, magnet for bi-curious hot-tub hookups, is now casting for its 21st season; you can submit your 5-minute casting tape until Feb. 11, or attend one of the casting calls listed on this page.

Marlee Matlin (The L Word) is rumored to be one of the contestants on the sixth season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, which premieres March 17. ABC will announce the cast later this month.

Openly bisexual actor Kristanna Loken announced on her MySpace blog that she is now engaged to actor Noah Danby, who played Connor on Painkiller Jane.

Stay Forever: The Life and Music of Dusty Springfield, a musical produced by Jorja Fox and the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center, opened Feb. 7 in Los Angeles.

Angelina Jolie has won the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s "Performance of the Year" award for her portrayal of Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart.

Tegan and Sara have been nominated for a Juno Award (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys) in the category of Alternative Album of the Year for their 2007 album, The Con.

Last but not least, the first season of Exes & Ohs will be available on DVD May 20th.

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

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