Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (October 19, 2007)

REALLY, IT’S NOT ABOUT PORN

Thela Brown, best known as a screaming, shrieking contestant on VH1′s Flavor of Love and Charm School, is currently starring in Private Thoughts on Cumming Out: Three Stories of Undying Black Lesbian Love.

The play, written by Joy Shani A’Che, is at the Complex Theater in Hollywood (Oct. 26–28 and Nov. 2–4). Brown plays “Woman Two,” a Harlem Renaissance socialite who falls in love with a woman.

According to the press release, “Reality fans hoping to catch Brown screaming at a fellow cast mate will be disappointed.”

Oh. I think I liked her better when she was straight and banshee-like. For more info, visit the official website.

WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ SCRIPT

In August, Karman reported the results of GLAAD’s Network Responsibility Index, and they weren’t exactly positive. Network TV just isn’t keen on LGBT representation. Or is it? MediaWeek.com notes that if you count unscripted series (aka reality shows), gay people are everywhere. The article cites Project Runway (yeah, they included cable TV) and America’s Next Top Model as shining examples of gay-related content.

Fair enough, but the article also makes the rookie mistake of assuming that the LGBT market — rather than the gay male market specifically — is one with “high disposable income.”

Lesbians and bisexual women may not be rolling in cash, but we do appreciate unscripted TV. Especially when we can vlog about it (see The Lo-Down and We’re Getting Nowhere) or recap it (see Karman’s take on A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila). You’d have to be “blind and a little retarded” not to love that stuff — just ask Amanda from A Shot at Love, or ask Tila herself.

Speaking of Tila Tequila — and gay men! — NewNowNext blogger Colin Schoenberger recently interviewed Tila. Watch it here:



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