Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (July 27, 2007)

 
 

BECAUSE FRIENDS JUST LIKE TO BATHE TOGETHER SOMETIMES, OK? GAH.

The upcoming film The Edge of Love, starring Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley, has had a lesbian aura swirling around it for a while now. The movie (which was originally called The Best Time of Their Lives and starred Lindsay Lohan) spins a yarn about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, his wife and her childhood friend. Some of the production stills seemed awfully promising, like this one:

But in a recent interview, Miller said it’s not as thrilling as it looks: “It’s about friendship, and female friendship can be misunderstood. We have a bath together. But I think the whole lesbian ménage à trois thing has been totally exaggerated.”

I hate when that happens. People are always misunderstanding my relationship with my loofah, and I’m fed up. And the whole rubber ducky thing has been totally exaggerated. So what if I read it Welsh poetry and polish its beak?

ANOTHER SHOW FOR CHO

This week, Margaret Cho announced a new off-Broadway show. The Sensuous Woman, opening Oct. 6 (previews begin Sept. 26) in New York, is described as a “burlesque-style variety show.” But its goals are loftier than you might think. As Cho explains: “The Sensuous Woman is an evening of comedy, dance and music celebrating women’s bodies. I have suffered from eating disorders and a horrendously distorted body image for my entire life, and I think the biggest reason is a lack of images of real women’s bodies. Where are they? We don’t see them in movies, on TV, in magazines.”

Well, with the exception of Hairspray, I’m inclined to agree. I’m also inclined to dig that summer of love–esque poster, and to burst into a medley from Hair when I see it. Somehow I doubt Cho will mind. The Sensuous Woman will have limited engagements in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago prior to arriving at New York’s Zipper Factory.

COME TO MY CLASSROOM WINDOW

Melissa Etheridge dropped in on a high school choral workshop in Indiana last week, leading the budding vocalists in a rousing rendition of her climate-change anthem “I Need to Wake Up.” Students in a nearby trigonometry class preferred to go on snoozing.

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