Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (October 10, 2008)

 
 

SHORT FILMMAKERS WANTED
Have a lesbian/bi short film you want the world to see? Or just want an excuse to make one? Now you’ve got one: Today we’re announcing The 2008 AfterEllen.com Lesbian/Bi Short Film Contest!

All winning films will be featured on AfterEllen.com and possibly on logoonline.com, and the grand prize winner will be featured in a short promo on the Logo TV channel directing viewers to watch their film online.

The deadline for submission is Nov. 15 — get submission rules and ask questions in this forum thread.

BEST. LESBIAN. WEEK. DAY. EVER.
You may have noticed some changes to the AfterEllen.com profile pages this week, like the ability to add a headline/status, and to see which of your buddies are online — read more about these profile changes here.

We’ll be instituting a bigger change next week, specifically related to this column.

When I first started writing the BLWE column five years or so ago, lesbian news was infrequent and hard to come by, so it made sense to just cover it all weekly. The blog, by contrast, was designed primarily to cover non-lesbian topics of interest to our readers, and on a daily basis.

Today, with the rise in lesbian/bi visibility in pop culture around the world (if not on American broadcast network TV), lesbian-ish entertainment news is breaking throughout the week, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for our writers, and unfair to our readers, to sit on the news until Fridays (because you want to read/write about it the day it breaks, not several days later).

So, starting on Monday, we’ll begin reporting general entertainment news AND lesbian entertainment news on the AfterEllen.com blog, as it breaks (keep sending us those tips!).

Since we recognize that many of you don’t have the time or interest in wading through a lot of general entertainment posts to get to the important lesbian entertainment news of the week, we’ll still continue to publish the BLWE column on Fridays. But it will now be comprised of the best lesbian news-related posts of that week, plus all the small "But Wait, There’s More!" items that didn’t warrant an entire blog post, and any lesbian entertainment news that breaks on Thursday nights (or that we otherwise just couldn’t get to on the blog).

The last page of the column will also continue to provide news and updates like this about AfterEllen.com.

Our goal in making this change is to cover lesbian news both when it breaks and in a end-of-the-week compilation format, in order to satisfy both those readers who want the information immediately, and those who’d rather wait and read it all at once (and all in one place). We hope you’ll like the changes, and we think it will be a great improvement to the site overall.

by Sarah Warn

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
In honor of the return of South of Nowhere — which Karman will be recapping for you, and Jenn and Dee will be vlogging — I’m going to create a South of Nowhere quiz similar to The L Word Season 2 Quiz. But this time, I want to enlist your help — if you’re an SON fan, please send multiple choice questions with between 3 and 5 answers by next Tuesday, with an accompanying screencap at 288×211 (288 pixels wide and 211 pixels tall) to afterellentips@gmail.com, with "SON quiz" in the subject line. (Please take the L Word quiz first to understand how the questions will be asked.)

The Queer Experimental Film Festival is happening in New York October 15-19, 2008.

Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald has a new editorial about "The Dangers of Fauxmosexuality."

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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