Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (July 18, 2008)

 
 

A NEW WAY OF GOING GAY FOR PAY
On a recent episode of Showtime’s series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Belle (said call girl, played by Billie Piper) was called upon for a threesome when a regular client, Ashok, asked for another escort to join the party.

At first, Belle is a little reluctant, saying, “It’s not that I don’t like going down on girls — it’s just that I never really enjoy hanging out with them.” But she changes her tune once she meets Naomi, who will be the third party. A little older and more experienced, Naomi wants to know what Ashok is into, and helps Belle get dressed for the occasion, asking if she “shaves or waxes.”

Belle replies that she waxes, and Naomi says, “Good, I get stubble rash.”

Though the sex scenes in the show are as graphic as they can be for cable TV, there isn’t any L Word likeness because there’s a dude involved. But Belle and Naomi do share a kiss before Ashok arrives.

It’s clear post-sex, however, that the girls are simply straight. Belle asks Naomi to “hang out” sometime, and Naomi wants to clarify there is “no shagging involved.” Belle just wants a friend, which seems to work out well as they have, uh, common interests. But in the end, Ashok books Naomi for his next appointment, and Belle is hurt, despite it being the nature of the business.

She deletes Naomi from her cellphone, which is truly a straight thing to do. If she had any ounce of gay in her, she’d be calling Naomi up and saying things like “Never touch a raptor!” Instead, Belle calls over a boy named Ben. (Ugh. Call girls!)

IS AMY RAY A FAN OF STRAWBERRY OR FROSTED BROWN SUGAR?
Earlier this week, I wrote about our upcoming interview with Indigo Girl Amy Ray and how we’ll be asking her questions straight from AfterEllen.com readers. (Straight seems like the wrong word choice, but you get what I’m saying.)

If you have anything you’re dying to know about the musician, send it to trishbendix@gmail.com. We’ll pick the best and most interesting inquires for Ray, who has foolishly agreed to answer whatever we throw at her. We’ve already received some great ones so far (Seriously, Amy, what kind of pop tarts do you prefer?) but still have time to receive some more. Send yours in by Monday, July 21, for consideration.

NO MORE LESBIANS NAMED AFTER ANIMAL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND FLOWERS
The British sure know how to break our hearts. The BBC has announced the cancellation of their Australia-based soap Out of the Blue, which featured a relatively functional lesbian relationship between characters Poppy (Katherine Hicks) and Peta (Daisy Betts).

The short-lived series based on a group of friends coming together in their hometown for their high school reunion has only aired 30 of its episodes so far, and is reportedly going to continue with the other 100 that are left of the season. If they follow the typical lesbian couple on television pattern, that gives Peta and Poppy plenty of time to plan a pregnancy, find a sperm donor, have one cheat on the other with a man, and make up.

Out of the Blue is just one of the shows included on our new Map of Lesbian/Bi TV Characters Around the World. After the show’s demise, we hope to replace it with another gorgeous gay girl couple with accents.

L.P. SAYS HI
A couple of weeks ago, Malinda wrote about out musician L.P. and her new music video for her single “Good With You.” This week, L.P. took a page from Hilary Duff’s book and recorded a video greeting for AfterEllen.com readers.

I always appreciate rock stars hanging around thinking, “Hey, let’s give props to AfterEllen.com. Quick, grab a camera!”

by Trish Bendix

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