PARADISE BY THE DVD PLAYER LIGHT
Great news for Exes & Ohs fans! Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, a little lesbian bird told me that Logo (AfterEllen.com’s parent company) is going to release the first season on DVD around May-ish.
I think Logo was persuaded to put the show on DVD by all the emails they received from fans and by all the interest AfterEllen.com readers have shown in both Exes & Ohs and Michelle Paradise’s video blog (although sadly, Michelle’s vlog episodes won’t be included on the DVD simply for space reasons). So thanks to all of you who emailed and commented — your input really made a difference!
(And before you ask, no, I haven’t heard yet whether there will be a second season of Exes & Ohs, but I think the DVD release is a good sign, no?)
On a related note, we’re currently shaping up plans for an AfterEllen.com Afternoon at Dinah Shore, and while I can’t give you details yet, I will give you this teaser: Michelle, Marnie, the Terrible Three and Worst Dinah Shore Stories — live. ‘Nuff said.
AfterEllen.com reader NorthernStar tipped me off to an extremely lesbian-friendly episode of the CBS drama Ghost Whisperer that was aired last Friday ("Slam"). I’ve never watched the show before, but I must say, I was impressed with the remarkably positive attitude toward lesbianism in this episode.
Here’s the gist of the plot: A teenage boy is accidentally killed during a shoving match with the boyfriend of the popular girl in school, whom his sister has a crush on, because he was trying to prevent his sister from being outed, and now he’s running around trying to get revenge. Confused yet? Yeah, it was a little convoluted.
But the important points are these: (a) the parents didn’t care that their daughter was a lesbian; (b) the brother initially didn’t want his sister to be a lesbian, but only because he was afraid of how other people would treat her; and (c) the popular girl in school was happy when she found out her secret admirer was the sister. It’s a happy ending all around! Well, for everyone except the dead kid.
Here’s a clip of the last few scenes in which the ghost brother reconciles with his sister, and the popular girl reveals her interest in the sister:
Now these are the kinds of "special lesbian episodes" we need to see more of on network TV!