PROOF THAT BEING GAY CAN BE GOOD FOR YOUR CAREER
Hold on to your hats, ladies and, well, ladies — the mainstream press has just discovered Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson might, possibly, maybe, be … wait for it … more than friends.
Witness the latest cover of Life & Style magazine:
We’re shocked. Shocked! I mean, sure, we first wrote about this a year ago, and there have been photos and stories and quotes about their relationship for months and months, but this is all Brand! New! Information!
And the photo Samantha posted on her MySpace page of her and Lindsay kissing astonishes us!
Gawker suggests, in their humorously titled article "The Hot Lesbian Celebrity Affair it Took Us a Year to Notice," that this delayed response by the mainstream media is due to fauxmance burn-out; the fact that the couple in question didn’t actually try to hide their relationship (which is suspicious in and of itself in Hollywood); and because their relationship was reported on gossip blogs first (it’s not like you can trust what you read online!).
(Their fourth reason — that Samantha’s "not that cute" — just isn’t true. Sure, maybe she doesn’t adhere to conventional standards of femininity, but I know a lot of lesbians who find Sam attractive. A lot.)
A columnist from Radar magazine interviewed me recently about this very topic (the lack of press attention around the LoRon affair) for a future issue of the magazine, and during our conversation, the reporter mentioned the perception that some folks in the media have that Ronson is a positive influence in Lohan’s life — i.e., that Sam is the reason Lindsay has gotten her act together (stopped the partying, started showing up for work on time, etc.).
Ugly Betty‘s executive producer Silvio Horta‘s comments about Lindsay at the TCA press tour this week seems to indicate she’s on the right track. "She was great. She was lovely," Horta told the press about Lindsay’s first day guest-starring on the show, where she plays a popular high school classmate of Betty’s whose life has taken a turn for the worse. "[Lindsay] was 45 minutes early! I was like, wow, I was impressed. She was very nice."
Hmm, maybe there’s something to this theory. Quick, someone assign a lesbian to Amy Winehouse!
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— by Sarah Warn