A SONG ABOUT MY FIRST GIRLFRIEND WOULD BE CALLED "I’M
NEWLY OUT, SO YOU’LL DO JUST FINE"
Blues/glam rocker Megan McCauley has a new song called "Porcelain Doll" that her publicist says is about her first relationship with a girl. I’m not sure if Megan’s bi or just heteroflexible (she’s definitely not gay), but her best friend is a lesbian, her music sounds great, and I’m digging the red hair, so welcome to the club, Megan!
AH, 1960. WHAT A GREAT YEAR TO BE A LESBIAN.
Several AfterEllen.com readers alerted me to an emerging lesbian story line on
AMC’s original series Mad
Men, a well-made but really depressing show set in 1960 about
how the men who ran the big New York
much it sucked to be a woman back then
ad agencies. In the Sept. 27th episode ("Long Weekend"), Carol
(Kate Norby) confesses her love to her roommate, Joan (Christina
Hendricks), a bookkeeper at the ad firm who is sleeping with the boss
(and various other men at any given time). Watch the heartbreaking scene for
Nothing whets the appetite like cruelly crushing the last romantic hopes of
your closeted "best friend."
Filmmakers Megan Siler and Ellen Seidler
describe the film’s plot this way:
In this sexy, lesbian romp, inspired by the art house classic Run, Lola,
Run a talented, but distracted photographer (Lola), on the verge of success
in both love and work, could lose it all if she doesn’t make it to a crucial
meeting on time. But, as usual, Lola is late. With her job
and girlfriend on the line, she has three chances to make it right. In a desperate
race through the streets and backrooms of San Francisco she must find new
ways around the obstacles and temptations in her path, including a bossy meter
maid, bitter ex, bi-curious tourists, and a mysterious woman on a motorcycle.
Time grows short — will Lola make it? Will she come at all?
Principal photography for the feature-length film began this week on location
in San Francisco. The film is scheduled for release next summer.
Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for someone to make a lesbian version of the classic
"art" house film Showgirls. Oh,