Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (November 17, 2006)



I’m finally back from my week in L.A., where I attended the Power Up gala. The night is kind of a blur, but I can remember bits and pieces. Comic Michele Balan trying to get the audience to shut up and listen; Amanda Bearse borrowing a waiter’s coat because she was cold; a behind-the-scenes look at women protesting something in The Itty Bitty Titty Comittee; and a whole lot of lesbians in black. Thank god I wore red!

The 2006 10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz


The weekend’s other highlight? Visiting Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles with my friends, where I ordered, yes, the chicken and waffles. It was really good! (I even put up photos of us at Roscoe’s on my myspace profile.) Maybe next year, Power Up can get them to cater the event – because nothing says “thank you for being a professional lesbian” like chicken and waffles.


I spent time with the cast and crew of South of Nowhere this weekend, and I can tell you two things for sure. Maeve Quinlan would make a great lesbian, and the SON folks are definitely aware of concerns around the disparity in the physical affection demonstrated by Spencer and Ashley compared to the show’s straight couples, because I told creator Tom Lynch about it myself at lunch. I don’t have any answers to report back – it’s unclear exactly who/what is driving this, but the usual reasons shows employ a double-standard around same-sex affection seem to a factor here (the network doesn’t want to alienate the straight audience, fears a backlash, etc.). The good news is that Tom was definitely open and interested in the feedback, but since the second season has finished filming, we’ll have to wait until the third season (assuming the show gets renewed) to see if there will be any change.

Oh, and anyone who thinks Mandy and Gabby are the problem couldn’t be more wrong. No, I’m not saying their gay (they’re not), but that they’re big fans of Spashley, as you can tell by their willingness to spend a night being fawned over by lesbians:

The 2006 10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz

It was a good thing Maeve didn’t bring her alter-ego Paula – with so many lesbians to walk in on, her head might have exploded.


Logo is expected to announce next week that they have acquired all 8 seasons of Bad Girls, to begin airing early next year. For those of you who don’t follow British television, this is a series about women in prison that features several lesbian storylines, including a baby-knapping, a lesbian vampire, and a really bad theme song. Oh, no wait. Wrong lesbian soap opera! This one just has relationships.


“Rosie [O’Donnell] has said she would love to come back on All My Children. I think she was great as Naomi and I’m sure David Canary (Adam Chandler) would welcome her into his household! I certainly would love to work with her again. I hope she does come back to All My Children.”

– Susan Lucci, who plays Erica Kane on All My Children, to TV Guide. Rosie appeared on an episode of AMC in 1996 as Naomi, a scene-stealing maid.

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