Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (May 30, 2008)

 
 


SHE DOESN’T NEED A DATE AND SHE’S NOT GOING TO REHAB, BUT NONETHELESS, CHO GETS A SHOW
Margaret Cho‘s first experience with television didn’t go so well — ABC prodded the comedian to lose a lot of weight for All-American Girl and eventually canceled the sitcom altogether. Thirteen years later, she’s been given a second chance on a network where she might feel a little more at home.

VH1 has announced that The Cho Show will debut this summer on Aug. 21. The “reality-sitcom” will follow Cho and and “her eccentric entourage as she fights to be herself in an industry that in the past wanted her to be something other than herself.” This of course includes her traditional Korean parents, who have been fodder for much of Cho’s stand-up routines.

Although the Notorious Cho has always been very open about her bisexuality, it’s not likely to be the talk of The Cho Show, if it’s talked about at all. But she will most likely do some belly-dancing and baring of her tattooed torso, so that combined with her brilliant wit should be reason enough to tune in come August.

YOU KNOW US AMERICANS, WE LOVE TO FRENCH

French AE reader Mélanie J has alerted us to 17-year-olds Katia and Manu, who found love with one another on the French soap Cinq Soeurs (Five Sisters).

Unfortunately (and yet somehow predictably), they are separated when Katia conveniently has to move to London. But much like the Save Spashley fans we have here in the States, dedicated fans of Kanu or Matia (I’m just making these up) have created a petition to get Katia (Esther Comar) back on the show. From the clips I’ve seen, the two enjoy photography and kissing one another. I’ll gladly sign the petition — and sign up for French lessons.

Also, the film Le Nouveau Monde (The New World) premiered recently on French network TV. The movie is about a lesbian couple trying to get pregnant, with comical results. (At least this time it’s supposed to be funny and not tragic with lawyers becoming involved.)

The film made its U.S. premiere at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival last month, and will be showing at several others over the summer and fall. Luckily, it will have English subtitles so we can understand when Lucie and Marion are saying things like “sperm donor” and “morning sickness.”

by Trish Bendix

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