Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (March 2, 2007)

 
 

WHO DOESN’T HAVE A WEAKNESS FOR BEAUTIFUL WOMEN?

I mentioned a few weeks
ago that the pilot for the Darren Star-created drama series Cashmere Mafia
has a lesbian/bi series regular. The role has since been cast, and the cosmetics
industry VP who plays for our team will be played by Bonnie Somerville, formerly
of NYPD Blue, Kitchen Confidential and The O.C. Here are
photos of Somerville as both a blonde and a brunette; I can’t decide which I
like better:

In other fall pilot news, there’s yet another potential series in the works
with a lesbian character (that makes four so far, including Hackett
and Traveling in Packs).

CBS has ordered to pilot (cast-contingent) The Rich Inner Life of Penelope
Cloud
, a multicamera half-hour comedy about a former literary star, Penelope,
who has an epiphany and opts to pursue optimism rather than cynicism. The lesbian
is Penelope’s housemate and ex-girlfriend, Eva, "a choreographer with a
weakness for wine, cigarettes, and beautiful young women," according to
the breakdown (the role hasn’t been cast yet). Eva and the mostly straight Penelope
had a brief affair years ago and remained good friends after they broke up
when Penelope realized she prefers men.

Eva currently prefers her lead dancer, who’s developed an attitude problem
in class since they began sleeping together. If I were you, Eva, I’d take a
page from the Bette Porter playbook and kick that dancer to the curb before
she goes all Nadia on you!

EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING
Although it doesn’t have any Beyonce
and Shakira hip gyrations
in it, check out the video for the song "Goth
Girls are Easy" by the hilariously named band Lesbian
Bed Death

I can’t make out any of the lyrics besides the chorus (which is, not surprisingly,
"goth girls are easy"), but the video involves one goth girl eyeing
another across a crowded room, and they both remind me of the girls I secretly
admired in seventh grade who used to sneak cigarettes between classes and listen
to Depeche Mode on their Walkmans, so I’m in!

Hmm, maybe I’m the one who’s easy …

IS IT WRONG TO HAVE FLUFFY BUNNY FEELINGS FOR A COMIC?
We have more panels from the first issue of the new Buffy comic series, which hits the streets
March 14th. In the new "season," Buffy and Xander are coordinating
the evil-fighting efforts of packs of slayers all over the world. Meanwhile,
Dawn’s decision to sleep with her boyfriend appears to have very large consequences,
but she won’t talk about it to anyone but Willow, who’s off doing who knows
what. So what does Buffy do? She makes with the funny, of course! Check out
the comment about Willow in the last panel:

Only the first issue and already with the lesbian jokes? Excellent!

Sigh. I miss Buffy.

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