What’s up gay women?
TLC’s new season of Police Women is Police Women of Memphis, and one of the women is a lesbian. Officer Virginia Awkward just married her partner, Ashley, in Canada, despite her unsupportive family. Virgina took Ashley’s last name and they are planning a ceremony in Memphis. They “enjoy playing basketball together, working on their home and entertaining friends with good food and drink.”
Virgina grew up in Memphis in the “impoverished neighborhoods” she patrols, and TLC notes “criminals should not be fooled by Virginia’s slight stature, vivacious personality and welcoming grin. In the streets, she’s aggressive, confident and can handle the worst out there.”
The Sundance Channel will be airing LGBT-themed films all June for Pride Month, including the television premiere of Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, an award-winning documentary about a lesbian couple who have been engaged since the 1960s, awaiting the legalization of marriage.
Also, Gaga was spotted by the papa, papa, paparazzi on a boat with a female in St. Tropez.
Take a minute or two today and vote for Bridget McManus to have a show on Oprah‘s new network. If she wins, we all win.
Tomorrow, North Americans can legally obtain the third book in Stieg Larsson‘s trilogy about Lisbeth Salander. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is in stores tomorrow!
Tune into NPR’s Tell Me More on Thursday to hear a segment with the women of The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else. Host Tony Cox will talk with the “Real Girls” about their series “as a reaction to the genre of chick-lit and chick flicks, and the need for alternative narratives for female audiences.”
A new French film, Young Girls in Black, debuted at Cannes last week. It follows two young goth-esque friends who are unhappy in life, but end up in a close friendship, which develops into more.
Not sure how the relationship works out at the end, but I’ll see it anyway.
See you Tuesday!