AfterEllen.com reader of the week: Kelly

Featured reader of the week:

 

Kelly, from Savannah, GA

1.)What video is currently embedded on your profile and why?
The graveyard scene from Guiding Light is my current video of choice. I picked that video because I am obsessed with Guiding Light, but also because it is such a beautiful and true scene.

I think that the Otalia storyline is one of the most beautifully written love stories I have seen for awhile, gay or straight, and this scene is really pivotal to moving the story along and bringing this couple together. I like that the writers are addressing real issues that people who are coming out, or are experiencing feelings for the same sex for the first time, have to face, and are doing so in a way that is very true to life and respectful of the GLBT community.

A scene from Guiding Light

2.) When and where have you met a celebrity?
The only celebrity that I have actually met in real life is Brandy. She came to our local WalMart when I was much younger to sign autographs.

Brandy

If I could meet any celebrity now I would have to pick either Jennifer Garner or Sarah Michelle Gellar, they were my idols (OK, crushes) growing up for their portrayal of these incredibly strong, kick-ass female lead characters.

3.) What lesbian/bi pop culture character are you most like, and why?
I am definitely the most like Dana on The L Word in the first season. Her story arc about being a closeted athlete really struck a chord with me.

A lot of people tend to associate female athletics with lesbianism, but, because of that stereotype, straight female athletes can be very defensive and homophobic. More often then not, being gay and being involved in athletics can be extremely difficult.

4.) What movie star does your pet most resemble?
Aww, my Summer is too one-of-a-kind to resemble anyone. He is an adorably massive, albino (bright red eyes and all), floppy eared, puffy haired bunny.

Summer the Bunny

5) When did you start reading AE, or what’s your favorite AE feature?
I have been lurking reading AE for a couple of years now, but i didn’t actually join until recently. My favorite feature, and the one that actually made me go from just reading to posting is the Retro Reviewing vlog. Those girls are awesome and I love their take on lesbian-related movies. They also have expanded my video library and my Netflix queue exponentially.

 

Thanks for sharing, Kelly!

Now it’s your turn! Each week, we’ll highlight a new reader and their answers to at least 5 of these pop culture-related questions:

1)What video is currently embedded on your profile and why?
2) When and where have you met celebrity, or which celebrity would you most like to meet?
3) What lesbian/bi pop culture character are you most like, and why?
4) What cd is in heavy rotation for you right now?
5) If we hacked into your DVR, what would we find?
6) What song are you currently singing in the shower?
7) What movie star does your pet most resemble?
8) When did you start reading AE, or what’s your favorite AE feature?

If you’d like to participate, send your answers to our AfterEllen.com Staff account, then check back each week to see who our new featured will be.

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