Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (July 25, 2008)

I CAN’T THINK STRAIGHT, EITHER
Filmmaker and author Shamim Sarif, who brought us the beautiful film The World Unseen, has been hard at work on yet another lesbian movie featuring women of color, I Can’t Think Straight.

According to the the film’s website, the movie focuses on Tala (Lisa Ray), a "London-based Jordanian of Palestinian origin" who is getting ready for "an elaborate wedding with her Jordanian fiancé, when she encounters Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend Ali." Tala and Leyla (Sheetal Sheth) are opposites, which mean, of course, they attract.

Watch the trailer, which includes one of the better uses of the "Lebanese" joke I’ve heard in a while:

We’ll let you know when you can expect the movie in theaters.

— by Malinda Lo

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Jane Lynch
was recently spotted at IKEA shooting the Ileana Douglas web series Easy to Assemble, which will premiere in September.

Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in the Christopher Reeves version of Superman, plays a lesbian in the next installment of here! Networks’ Donald Strachey mystery series, On the Other Hand, Death, which premieres tomorrow night and airs throughout August. Check out AfterElton.com’s review of the movie.

This week we launched the first of a limited-run religious-themed vlog Oh God I’m Gay, which profiles a different spiritual leader each week.

As we mentioned previously, Come With Me vloggers Jenn and Dee had to stop vlogging for the summer because they’re in different locations. But we’ll be posting a special Atlanta pride vlog with Jenn and her friend Troy next week.

Coming up on AfterEllen.com on Monday: a quickie with Mary Louise Parker!

That’s it for this week! Got the inside scoop on a hot new lesbian/bi actor/musician/TV show/film? Tell us at afterellentips@gmail.com. Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.

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