The Top 13 Power Lesbians in Entertainment in 2007

8. Angela Robinson — Director and Writer

Writer and director Angela Robinson burst onto the lesbian movie scene in 2003 with a campy, quirky short film produced by POWER UP titled D.E.B.S. and starring Tammy Lynn Michaels. The short film, about a group of girl spies who take on a lesbian villain, caught the eye of Screen Gems after it screened at Sundance, and a feature-length version of D.E.B.S. was released in 2004. That film caught the eye of Disney, who quickly pegged her to direct Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), starring Lindsay Lohan, and then signed her to a two-year first-look deal to write, produce and direct.

These days, the 36-year-old Robinson has her hands full. Not only is she writing and directing episodes of Showtime’s The L Word, she is working on three more Disney films. Jenbot is a comedic Bionic Woman about a ditzy girl who is implanted with robotics; Witches is about a soldier who recruits a witch hunter to help him rescue his love from a warlock; and Mi Casa, Su Casa is billed as a comedy about a Latino family.

In Robinson’s spare time, she pens a column for AfterEllen.com, Fringe Theory. Last fall, when she considered the film landscape in light of lesbian moviemaking, she wrote a veritable call to arms for aspiring queer filmmakers everywhere: "We have the power now. We have the tools of creation and the means to distribute our work. We don’t have to beg for scraps and try to cross over. We can make our own stuff and let them come over here if they want. In fact, let’s break down this here and there crap and just make great, fun, moving, hilarious, intense, bold work."

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