Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (March 28, 2008)

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The entire AfterEllen.com staff is traveling this week, so unfortunately this is going to be a very short BLWE. Sorry! But we’ll be back with our regularly scheduled programming next Friday.

MIND, BODY AND BINGO
According to various U.K. tabloids, singer Joss Stone is going to play a lesbian in her first movie role.

She has supposedly signed on to play a lesbian bingo-caller in the indie British film Snappers, which stars Chloe Howman as an actress who flees to a local caravan park to get away from the paparazzi while filming on location in Torbay, Devon.

Joss says the role will be a big stretch for her:

I just wanted to challenge myself. There are things in the film that are going to really push the boundaries, and that excites me! I can also confirm there will be a long lingering French kiss, but it won’t be with a male!

We understand, Joss. It would be challenging to play a bingo caller. You have to think on your feet, have good conflict management skills (What if more than one person calls “bingo”?), and not drop the ball (literally). And doing all that while french kissing at the same time? Inconceivable!

I just wish we knew what or who she was kissing, because “it won’t be with a male” leaves so many other options. The mind boggles …

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY, DON’T IT?
Noted photographer Charzette Torrence‘s exhibit Just as We Are, a collection of 36 black-and-white portraits of LGBT Americans of all walks of life that toured the country in 2006, is set to open again in Ferndale, Mich., on April 4, 2008.

Charzette “Charlie T” Torrence

The tour includes portraits of people such as poet Staceyann Chin, NBA star John Amaechi and HIV activist June Washington. Check the news section on JustAsWeAreTour.org to keep an eye on when it might be coming to a city near you.

POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME
Logo (AfterEllen.com’s parent company) has released the first trailer for their upcoming reality series Gimme Sugar, which debuts on June 9.

Here’s the premise:

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. If they succeed, they’ll be the youngest female promoters in LA. The girls will fight, fall in love, break apart, and come back together as they struggle to make their dream come true in this hot new reality series.

Sounds promising … and by “promising,” I mean trashtastic — and hopefully not in a Shot at Love With Tila Tequila way.

Check out the trailer:

Gimme Sugar trailer

Good news for our international readers (and American readers who don’t get Logo) — we’ll be running every episode in its entirety on AfterEllen.com the same day it debuts on the channel. Unlike our video blogs, there will probably be short commercials before these videos, but someone has to pay for all the booze consumed on this show each week.

(Don’t worry, this won’t stop us from making fun of Gimme Sugar every week, just like we do for every other lesbian show on TV. All three of them.)

Look for the first episode to debut on AfterEllen.com and Logo on June 9, 2008.

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