LESBIAN QUOTE OF WEEK NO. 2
"You can’t be gay for just one person, unless you’re a lady and you meet
— Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) to Frank (Judah Friedlander)
on this week’s episode of 30 Rock ("Cougars")
IF YOU TURN ON THE TELEVISION AND NEVER SEE A LESBIAN, DO WE REALLY EXIST?
OK, we’re being dramatic. But our point is valid! The writers on strike recently mounted the "Speechless" campaign to illustrate the importance of writers and what would happen to film and television without them. We want to take this opportunity to make a similar point to the writers and the networks about what it means to lesbian and bisexual women when they create television shows that don’t include us.
Some of the AfterEllen.com video bloggers joined together to make these PSAs. The first takes an angry-lesbian approach, the second a smartass one (and is partly just for our own amusement). But don’t be scared off by the scowling lesbians — you really need to watch the first PSA to appreciate the second one.
Lesbians on TV PSA No. 1
Lesbians on TV PSA No. 2
Please embed these on your MySpace profile or blog, and send them to everyone you know, especially any writers in your lives. We want to spread the word that we need more lesbian visibility on television. Otherwise you’ll be stuck with nothing but us for your "entertainment."
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Out actress Jane Lynch (Best in Show) lends her voice to the FOX animated series American Dad on the Dec. 16 episode.
Logo has announced the premiere of its new reality program, Gimme Sugar, in which "five hot young friends on the L.A. lesbian club scene bite off more than they can chew when they try to launch and promote their own club night." The show will air next summer in six half-hour episodes. The press release promises that "the girls will fight, fall in love, break apart, and come back together as they struggle to make their dream come true."
Logo’s VisibleVote08.com video blog has returned, this time with a new brand
new name, The
Gay Agenda! Tune in this week to watch vloggers John Polly
and Jennifer Vanasco talk about what’s really up with Trent
Lott, why underage kids can vote in Iowa, and who they like this week
in Candidate Watch.
Ellen DeGeneres will receive the Trevor Life Award on Dec. 2 at the The Trevor Project‘s 10th annual Cracked Christmas event in Los Angeles. The Award honors "an individual who, through his or her example, volunteerism and/or occupation, is an inspiration to gay and questioning youth."
Jodie Foster will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter‘s 16th Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast on Dec. 4 in Los Angeles. The Award recognizes "women who have been pioneers or leaders in their field in the entertainment industry," and past recipients have included Meryl Streep and Barbara Walters. (Thanks to AE reader dairy queen for both the DeGeneres and Foster award tips!)
Finally, Sarah and Lori’s video blog She Made Me Watch This: Favorite Lesbian TV Moments, Part 2 will be posted on Monday instead of today. Don’t complain, because the angry, finger-drumming, eyebrow-raising lesbian from our PSAs can hear you!