FEAR AND OVUM IN LAS VEGAS
Yet another former rock wife is playing gay â€” Baywatch veteran Donna D’Errico (once wed to Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe). D’Errico has signed on to play a lesbian undergoing in vitro fertilization in ART in Las Vegas, a new film written and directed by Mary McGuckian (This Is the Sea).
No, it’s not about seeing a Picasso at the Bellagio (not that there’s anything wrong with that). "ART" stands for "assisted reproductive technology," and the summary on IMDb.com describes the film as "an explosive investigation of the fastest growing sectors of medical and pharmaceutical industries; ART in Las Vegas asks ‘what if’ when something entirely ‘inconceivable’ comes to pass."
The film also stars lesbian icon Jennifer Tilly (Bound), Andie McDowell (Bad Girls) and Greta Scacchi (Flightplan). While I’m hoping that the "inconceivable" refers to some sort of D’Errico/Tilly miracle offspring, I have a feeling it will be something just a tad more sinister. Like that the fertility clinic is secretly run by David Hasselhoff, who uses the profits to finance his beer and hair mousse habits.
Maybe if we’re lucky, Marg Helgenberger will arrive on the scene wearing a pair of latex gloves to investigate.
CYNTHIA NIXON DOES THE OBIES, ISAIAH WASHINGTON DOES DAMAGE CONTROL
Award-winning out actress Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) co-hosted the 52nd Annual Obie Awards this week with fellow out actor T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy). The prestigious Obies are awarded to off-Broadway (and off-off-Broadway) performers each year by The Village Voice.
I’m wondering if the backstage chit chat between the two actors might have included any reference to Isaiah Washington’s PSA which aired last night during a Grey’s Anatomy rerun. Last year, Washington made headlines for calling Knight a "faggot" on the set of their hit show.
The announcement was filmed after Washington met with GLAAD and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network and apologized for having made the slur. Curious? See the clip of Washington’s PSA below:
I’m glad the PSA was made, but am I just a bitter cynic if I don’t quite buy it? I know how sincere I was when my parents forced me to apologize for something that I didn’t really feel that bad about (such as kicking my little brother’s butt). Not very.
Now if only Anne Heche would apologize for perpetuating the "crazy bisexual" stereotype.