The AfterEllen.com Huddle: Moving past “The L Word”

 
 

Grace Chu: I know the instructions in the huddle topic told us to identify an “actress,” but I’m going to be gender neutral and tip my hat to Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg played the role of musician and producer Slim Daddy, who helped a sober Kit relaunch her career as a singer, in Season 1. After Slim Daddy hit on virtually everyone in the cast and came up short for obvious reasons, he incorrectly assumed that Kit also played on our team and cast a crew of backup dancers to creep and crawl over her at the music video shoot, with hilarious results.

A few months after his stint on The L Word, Snoop went on to release “Drop It Like It’s Hot” featuring Pharrell of The Neptunes. It was his first single to hit #1 on the Billboard Charts. Most recently he was featured on Katy Perry’s ubiquitous single “California Gurls,” and he also professed a deep fondness for Sookie on True Blood in his song “Oh Sookie." With lyrics like, “Bill ain’t for real / He ain’t true blood / Snoop is a G / I smoke true bud,” how can the faery princess of Bon Temps possibly resist his charms?

Lindsey Byrnes: Leisha Hailey! Sure, she has made appearances on TV shows like CSI, American Dad and Drop Dead Diva, but that’s not what I am talking about. Don’t get me wrong, she is an incredible actress, but I’m mostly impressed with her music. I have loved Leisha’s musicianship since I first heard her band, The Murmurs, in the late ’90s. In fact, if you haven’t heard The Murmurs, do yourself a favor and buy their last record Blender!

It wasn’t until the second season of The L Word that I realized Alice was Leisha and Leisha "was in that one band." In other words it clicked, which of course made me love the L Word even more. And in case you didn’t know, Leisha formed a new band with Camilla Grey in 2007 called Uh Huh Her. They have been writing and recording a second record, which will be released in 2011. I’ve heard a lot of the tracks and that is why I feel qualified to say that Leisha’s decision to concentrate on her music is a brilliant career move. The music is beautiful, catchy and addictive. I’m not sure if it is possible for anyone to be as excited about this release as I am but I am going to go out on a limb here and say that you just might be — and if you aren’t you should be.

The Linster: Jessica Capshaw went from a lesbian grad student who got to seduce Dr. Bette Porter to a pediatric surgeon who gets to do the nasty with Dr. Callie Torres in the supply closet — and then go home with her.

And she found time in the midst of that to do an Allure photo shoot that gave us this.

I don’t know who Jessica’s agent is, but I feel like sending her a thank-you note.

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