LESBIAN QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"Well, I was the most nervous about you. I didn’t want to be the sleazy
director that was like, ‘And now I’ll be playing your girlfriend.’"
— Chutney Popcorn director Nisha Ganatra to Jill Hennessy (Crossing
Jordan), when Hennessy suggested Ganatra play the lead role of Reena (AfterEllen.com)
"I didn’t necessarily feel like that character but in one of the scenes
where we’re in, we’re doing speed dating, at the end of the scene,
she was very sweet, she was like ‘you know, that was really sexy’
and I said ‘oh, thank you.’ And there was a love scene. There were
some nerves there, absolutely but everybody was really great and very professional
on the set and it was definitely a good experience. It was fun."
— Erica Cerra about playing Uta the vampire on The L Word (The Scifi World)
"So you go with your partner or girlfriends to a bad lesbian film —
so what? You went, you got to be around your ‘sisters,’ you went out for cocktails
afterwards and complained — didn’t you still have fun?"
— Filmmaker J.D. Disalvatore (AfterEllen.com)
NOTHING SAYS "I LOVE YOU" LIKE SETTING YOUR EX-GIRLFRIEND
UP WITH GUYS
Tonight kicks off the U.S. premiere of the second-half of Degrassi:
The Next Generation‘s sixth season — and this is one season you
definitely won’t want to miss! When we last left
off, Paige (Lauren Collins) was struggling to keep her grades up at her fancy,
faraway college, and Alex (Deanna
Casaluce) found a girlfriend named Carla.
to heat up between Alex and Paige again in the second half of the season.
LADY LIBERTY IN HANDCUFFS? WELL, AS LONG AS IT’S CONSENSUAL …
Maple Palm, the independent movie about gays and immigration law, comes out on DVD next week. The official plot is described as, "A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, they live in fear of deportation. After a visit to the Statue of Liberty, the girls return home to L.A.; unaware that this icon of freedom, was about to strip them of their own."
OK, I’m all for a film that explores the inequality of our laws when it comes
to protecting our partners, but the trailer seems more like a bad lesbian movie
parody. Lesbian lovers feeding each other grapes? Check! An angsty soundtrack
by a throaty-voiced female rocker? Check! A main character who never seems to
change out of her white ribbed tank top? Check! Oppression at the hands of The
Man? Check! Check! Check!
Quick, someone commit suicide or go straight!
All kidding aside, it’s a big subject to tackle, and kudos to the filmmaker(s) for taking it on. I just really, really hope that the film wraps up without anyone making a concluding political speech into the camera while wearing a unitard. (Yeah, I’m talking about you, Girl Play!)