Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (June 13, 2008)

 
 

LIKE A STAKE THROUGH THE HEART
Buffy the Vampire Slayer became Buffy the Lesbian-Relationship Processor in the latest edition of the Buffy Season 8 comic book series, released last week. After it was revealed in the 12th issue that Buffy and fellow slayer Satsu had slept together, three issues later their one-night stand finally gets the lesbian processing it deserves.

But first, how about a little naughty talk with our vampire dusting?

In the finale of the "Wolves at the Gate" story arc, Buffy and her band of slayers travel to Tokyo to fight a clan of shape-shifting vampires. After winning the battle — and a funny exchange between Willow and Buffy about how it’s a good thing they never slept together because neither are on each other’s "lists" — Buffy and Satsu finally sit down to talk. What follows is, well, who hasn’t had that conversation? (Hat tip, Daria Morgendorffer, who is definitely not standing on my neck!)

"I can be less … enticing in a lesbian sense" should be put on T-shirts.

And, then, because Joss Whedon loves his lesbian fans, he gives us a little gift in the form of this panel.

May I have "Things That Make Me Happy" for $1,000, please, Alex.

A WOMAN’S PLACE IS WINNING IN THE KITCHEN
Lesbian Top Chef contestant Lisa Fernandes fell short of winning the title in the fourth season finale this week. The New York chef made it to the final three and the season finale, but it was Chicago chef and fan favorite Stephanie Izard who prevailed to become the series’ first-ever female Top Chef winner.

In the finale of the hit Bravo reality series, the remaining three chefs had to cook "the meal of a lifetime" for a distinguished panel of chefs and the judges. Lisa’s Thai and Vietnamese-inspired dishes were widely praised by the diners. Still it was Stephanie’s simple yet surprising combinations that won the judges over.

Read the final Top Chef recap on Monday and look for an interview with Lisa next week on AfterEllen.com.

by Dorothy Snarker

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