DYKES ON BIKES
I’m not sure what to call it when someone sort of slides out of the closet in a not-at-all-showy way. Sneaking out? Stealthing out? Or maybe just being out? Anyway, Kirsten Vangsness, who plays Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds, recently did that on her CBS blog:
Saturday my girlfriend and I (Happy Late National Coming Out Day) bought bikes for the [MS] ride. I’m kinda afraid of the riding; KV has some fine motor skills issues she has yet to resolve from her youth.
The rest of the blog entry is pretty much incomprehensible to me. For example, regarding her pinkish hair, Vangsness says, “It’s like I’m an alien and on my planet God gives the folks pink highlights when they spend too much time out in the Sun by the beach — whoops, different planet — I mean, when they spend too much time out in the Mort by the Purple Whoflappler.” Whoa. But hooray for bikes and being out!
AfterEllen.com reader Catriona notes in the forums that Vangsness and costar Paget Brewster recently traded some flirty banter during a MediaVillage.com interview. Brewster said she has a crush on Vangsness’s character, and Vangsness said she’s rather fond of Brewster’s character too, joking, “Watch out for that storyline in season three!”
Are you reading this, Criminal Minds people? That sweeps episode is writing itself!
I THINK I FINALLY KNOW WHAT FAITH MEANT BY "FIVE BY FIVE"
Yesterday Dorothy Snarker shared some joyous news: Eliza Dushku will soon be back on TV, in a show created by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). If you just can’t get enough Eliza — and who can, really? — here’s a clip from her forthcoming film Sex and Breakfast (thanks, jennifer from pittsburgh!):
Did you hear what I heard? Did she say, "I have always wanted a woman"? I feel like I’ve just watched a Buffy fan video, and I think I know what the next line should be: As Faith once said, "Want. Take. Have."
Sex and Breakfast (slated for limited release Nov. 30) centers on the adventures of two young couples who "experiment with anonymous group sex as a way to revitalize their troubled relationships." They eventually learn that "love and lasting relationships are ultimately about more than sex and breakfast." Or, as Faith would say, "Isn’t it crazy how slayin’ just always makes you hungry and horny?"
Wow. The line between the Buffyverse and this world just gets way too blurry sometimes. Visit the film’s official site for more info.