Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (January 4, 2008)

 
 

DROP AND GIVE ME 20 AFFIDAVITS
Bravo’s Work Out, starring out lesbian trainer Jackie Warner, has borne witness to a lot of drama, including star Jackie Warner’s (now ex) girlfriend Mimi Saraiva‘s violent histrionics in Season 1 and the death of trainer Doug Blaisdell in Season 2. And now it seems that even behind the scenes at Sky Sport and Spa, trouble is brewing.

David Russo, a TV producer, claims that he shared his idea for a reality show called The Gym with his then-agent, Amy Shpall, back in 2004. In a lawsuit filed this week, Russo accuses Shpall of stealing his idea for what would eventually become Work Out, and he’s suing her for $5 million.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russo "claims that in 2004 he shared several drafts of his treatments for The Gym and his ideas to create a brand name and platform to merchandise health and fitness products with Shpall." He claims that that Shpall had been a "good and trusted friend."

Shpall hasn’t commented on the lawsuit, but I will! I hope they sort this out quickly, because I want to know exactly who to blame for Jessie and Rebecca’s catfight over Jackie, and who thought it was a good idea to put a biting lesbian on television. Because that just makes us all look bad.

WHEN THE TEASER MET THE INTERNET
We’ve been writing about the upcoming lesbian film When Kiran Met Karen for some time now, following the casting and re-casting of the movie (original lead Purva Bedi dropped out), as well as the re-tooling of what was, at first, a lesbian romantic comedy. As Malinda told us back in November, the story is now about a famous Bollywood actress, Kiran, who is engaged to a millionaire music producer, but has an affair with a lesbian journalist, Karen. When the paparazzi find out, they try to ruin Kiran’s marriage and career. As the paparazzi sometimes will.

The first teaser for the film has now been released, and you can watch it below. I suggest you turn down the speakers if you’re watching it at work, as the soundtrack is a bit … overwrought:

The teaser doesn’t give me a lot of hope that this is going to be one of my desert island flicks. In fact, it doesn’t really give me much hope at all.

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