Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (June 20, 2008)

In an interview with the U.K.’s Digital Spy this week, Ilene Chaiken cleared up some rumors regarding The L Word and its sixth and final season. She said that Paris Hilton will not be making a guest star appearance, leaving us all unfazed and uninterested (or were we already?).

Chaiken confirmed “that all of [the] major characters are returning”: “We’re deeply and obligingly in their lives — but we’ll see a lot of highs and lows for each of them." And while she does know how she wants the show to end, she has yet to write the final scene, so there’s still a chance your opinions could be heard.

She also noted that while she doesn’t seem to do anything productive with it she pays attention to viewer response:

In the beginning I said — and was given a very hard time for saying — "I don’t listen, I write what I want to write." But another way the world has changed since I started doing the show is that the internet has become a big part of our lives. Anybody who writes a TV show would be a fool not to interact with her audience. Our audience is particularly passionate and engaging, so I talk to them and I listen to them. I can’t always do what they want to do, but there’s an effect of hearing their voices and then deciding what stories to tell.

So who was the one posting on the internet how Dana was better off six feet under? Anyone want to ‘fess up? I think we’ll chalk that one up to Chaiken.

We queer women must be a demanding audience. Tegan and Sara have announced the last leg of their never-ending tour in support of their 2007 album, The Con. The twins will be touring the U.S. yet again, this time paired with Texan trio Girl in a Coma, who have also been touring non-stop for their 2007 album, Both Before I’m Gone.

Tegan and Sara

Girl in a Coma

The T&S/GIAC tour kicks off at the end of September, but both bands will (of course) be playing shows all over North America throughout the summer. Someone give these ladies a day off! And perhaps a soothing massage. Any volunteers?

by Trish Bendix

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