Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (May 16, 2008)

 
 

IS THIS WHAT THEY MEAN BY "MAKING A BOOK DEAL WITH THE DEVIL"?
According to aceshowbiz.com, reality star and internet sensation Tila Tequila is writing a memoir for publisher Scribner.

Yes, in the grand tradition of autobiographical works such as Running With Scissors, A Million Little Pieces and Call Me Crazy, Tequila will pen Hooking Up With Tila Tequila. It has a tentative release date of December 2008.

I smell a fishnet stocking–stuffer!

Perhaps best known for her adventures in dating on the MTV reality shows A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila and A Shot at Love 2 With Tila Tequila (because the first "shot" didn’t stop the itching), the bisexual actress/singer will undoubtedly face some skepticism from those who don’t fancy her a writer. In fact, when I shared the news of her memoir with our own recap master bad machine, she snorted, "Memoir? Is that tome written on a dirty cocktail napkin?"


Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder

But really, might this sort of harsh criticism be unwarranted? Tequila obviously has a serious side, as evidenced by her heartfelt support of the U.S. Campaign for Burma on her official website. And it’s not as if she’s never done any writing. Check out this excerpt from her recap of Episode 4 of Shot at Love 2:

So on Episode 4, I really started to notice Bo a lot more now. He’s really pushing hard to show me that he is there for one reason only and that reason is ME! He’s really sweet and not always causing drama like Chad or Jay. Speaking of which, as I am watching Chad’s interviews….I realize to myself "MY GOD CHAD…..YOU REALLY ARE A DOUCHE!" haha!

At this point I am pretty much getting a long much better with all of the girls, granted I am still keeping my guards up because I really don’t want to get hurt again so im really just watching everyones behavior. I think Kyle is still hot but he’s apparently become too creepy for me to handle and George is also really sweet but I wonder if he can handle me? It was a tough decision and my heart was on the line as well as others…..apparently because everyone couldn’t stop crying after elimination, including myself. I had a lot on my mind so I wanted to be alone to go over my thoughts and feelings.

Next thing you know, Jay starts s— with Bo, and then Chad gets involved. Things start to get crazy and after a while of arguing, Bo comes back out to step up to Chad and then……..KABAAAAAAAM! Bo gets knocked the f— out and that is the end of episode 4!!!!!!!!! Things are getting too crazy and emotional for me right now….each episode gets even more and more intense so don’t forget to tune in and share my experience while I try to find my shot at love!

With only a few people left…..let me know your thoughts and who you think will stay and who will go? Why do you feel this way?? Help ya girl out here! I can’t wait til next week because it’s high drama time between Lisa and myself………ah….things you must endure in the name of love! Stay tuned!

Well, I hope that Hooking Up has more mentions of female love interests (with whom she does more than "get along") than the excerpt above. Still, I have to admit that the woman knows how to build dramatic tension and already has a definite "voice." I think once she masters the willing suspension of disbelief (she hasn’t yet, because I’m still not buying any of it), even Oprah might be eyeing her for a spot in her book club.

WHO WANTS OUR GAY DOLLARS?
According to the 2008 Prime Access/PlanetOut Gay and Lesbian Consumer Study released this week,
some of the most gay-friendly brands are Bravo (home to lesbian-populated shows like Work Out and Top Chef), Apple, Showtime (The L Word), HBO, Absolut and Levi’s.

A 1999 Levi’s ad

The study showed that
over two-thirds of gays and lesbians polled claim to be more likely to purchase from gay-friendly companies. Not surprisingly, the study also reveals that 71 percent of gay and lesbian consumers said they more impressed by companies or products that feature gay images in their advertising.

Kevyn Aiken, Vice President of Marketing, Media Sales at PlanetOut said, "Gays and lesbians have many similarities to straight people, with one pronounced difference: they’re more powerful consumers." By this, Aiken meant that the LGBT community is among the first to discover new products and trends, and as a result our "peers" seek our "advice, opinions, and ideas."

Of course we’ve always known that we queers set the trends for the straight world, but it’s still nice to be acknowledged.

Rounding out the bottom of the list as the least gay-friendly businesses were
WalMart, Dunkin Donuts, Cracker Barrel, Exxon Mobil and Samsung. It’s truly an American tragedy when some of the best makers of both doughnuts and biscuits are pegged as unfriendly to the likes of the LGBT community (and, by default, me).

Like other gays, I’ve been known to hold a retail grudge (am I the only one still habitually rejecting Coors and Domino’s?), but I am every bit as loyal as I am bitter. So if and when AbsolutGravy hits the market, I promise they’ll have in me have a valued customer for life!

by Karman Kregloe

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