Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (May 23, 2008)

 
 

A BUNCH OF LESBIANS WALK INTO AN AWARDS SHOW …
Several AfterEllen.com folks attended Logo’s NewNowNext Awards last Monday night in MTV’s TRL studio in Times Square, where Bridget McManus and Jill Bennett presented awards, Dara Nai and Karman Kregloe interviewed people for a future We’re Getting Nowhere episode, and Lori, Dee and I hung out with the women of 3Way and ate too many pigs in a blanket.

Others in attendance? Elizabeth Keener, God-des and She, Chagmion Antoine, and whole lot of well-dressed gay men, plus gay-friendly straight women like Cyndi Lauper and Leona Lewis.

Here are some photos of us at the event:

Jill Bennett and Bridget McManus on the red carpet

Bridget McManus and Wilson Cruz giving an award to Tila Tequila

Sarah Warn, Lori Grant, Karman Kregloe, Bridget McManus and Elizabeth Keener

Dee and Karman Kregloe with God-des and She

Maeve Quinlan, Bridget McManus and Maile Flanagan

Nancylee Myatt and Jill Bennett

Michelle Paradise, Bridget McManus and Julie Goldman

Karman Kregloe and Dara Nai

Bridget, Jill and Michelle Paradise rocked their award presentations, and the Cliks gave a great performance during the show, but unfortunately, only two lesbians actually won awards — the Cliks for Brink of Fame: Music and Julie Goldman for Brink of Fame: Comic.

(A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila won in the Most Guiltiest Pleasure category, but that’s more like a vote against lesbian and bi women.)

But these were the winners chosen by Logo’s academy (i.e., a panel of industry folks). Voting for the online winner of these awards (i.e., "the people’s choice") is still going on, and those winners will be revealed when the show airs on June 7. So go vote now to contribute to lesbian world domination!

Then watch the awards in their entirety on AfterEllen.com on the evening of Saturday, June 7, when we’ll post the show and WGNs coverage of it. (Yes, that’s how I spend my Saturday nights — uploading videos. Jealous?)

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

Out on DVD on Tuesday: Degrassi Season 6 (the one where Alex becomes a stripper and Paige becomes a completely different character).

In case you missed it: Exes & Ohs has been renewed for a second season.

This week’s episode of What’s YOUR Problem? will be posted later today, and on Saturday, Retro Reviewing takes on Go Fish!

We had a great time at the NYC meet-and-greet on Sunday! I’ve posted a bunch of photos from it on the blog, and the We’re Getting Nowhere team will be posting their episode about it on Wednesday. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Lastly, due to the Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., there will be a smaller number of blog posts on Monday. (We need our beauty sleep! Or, at least some beauty rest.) But there will be a new article, and a new episode of Liz Feldman’s show. Her guest on Monday is someone who has played a lesbian in the past (but not on The L Word this time); who recently guest-starred on a popular medical drama; and who made our Hot 100 list last year. Leave your best guesses in the comments!

by Sarah Warn

That’s it for this week! Got the inside scoop on a hot new lesbian/bi actor/musician/TV show/film? Tell us at afterellentips@gmail.com. Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.

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