Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (November 5, 2010): DJ Tikka Masala at the White House, Jane Lynch a homo for the holidays

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This week Ellen DeGeneres played puppet master to Sofia Vergara (Modern Family). Sort of. Watch the clip below and it will all make sense. (Vergara is as loud as she is funny, so set your speakers accordingly.)

 

Back Stage will sponsor a free screening of The Kids Are All Right, followed by a Q&A with cast members Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo and director Lisa Cholodenko in Los Angeles on Nov. 16.  

Attention all horror fans: Ghostella’s Haunted Tomb and In Satan’s Closet auteur Stacie Ponder is set to make a new film and she needs your help. Ponder describes Diet! Diet! My Darling! as a “feature-length slasher flick starring fashion dolls- think Friday the 13th meets Team America and you get the idea.” Watch her inventive fundraising pitch here.

Israel’s new season of Dancing with the Stars featured its first ever same-sex pairing. Lesbian Gili Shem Tov and her dance partner Dorit Milman performed a Cha-cha-cha and two of three judges enjoyed the performance. We’ll find out next week how they fared!

Lesbian comedy duo That’s What She Said will be performing a show to benefit The Trevor Project in Los Angeles this Saturday, November 6 at 8 PM. To reserve your spot, call M Bar to make a reservation: 323-856-0036.

Did you know that you can buy Alice’s actual “chart” from The L Word? Then you can add your own name(s) to it, if you dare!

Nicole Conn‘s Elena Undone, featuring the longest movie kiss ever, will be available on DVD in Feb 2011, but you can pre-order it now at a discount from Wolfe Video.

Through the month of November, In the Life will air parts of the documentary Gen Silent, about elderly members of the LGBT community and their struggles to find housing and healthcare. You can also watch the piece in its entirety on ITLmedia.org.   

If you need a good cry (the happy kind), read this mom’s blog post about loving and supporting her (possibly) gay kid after he was harassed about his Halloween costume.

Have you checked out Girl/Girl Scene‘s Tumblr page?

Cher: The Film Collection DVD box set was released this week, and it includes six of her films: Good Times, Chastity, Silkwood, Moonstruck, Mermaids and Tea With Mussolini. If you never saw her acclaimed performance in Silkwood as a lesbian who is kind of in love with her best friend, make it your excuse to indulge in this cinematic treasure chest.

Want to join the cast of The Real L Word? They’re still casting for it. bad machine would love to write about you in her recaps next season.

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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