SAVED‘S LESBIAN STORYLINE: DNR
Yes, this is the exact same storyline we saw in 1996 on NYPD Blue, and a similar one has run on The L Word. And ER. And Queer as Folk. And The Wire. And…you get the point. Maybe Saved’s writers thought the storyline was original because paramedics wear different uniforms than cops, doctors, art curators, and lawyers.
Memo to TV writers: lesbians do other things besides procreate! Like roll their eyes at annoying, lazy, and completely unoriginal lesbian TV storylines…
At least we have Lauren on the upcoming season of CBS’s The Amazing Race (Sep 17th); too bad she’ll probably get eliminated quickly, since 1) father-daughter teams haven’t historically done very well on the show; and 2) only gay men are allowed to win reality shows, not lesbians. Unless it’s Hell’s Kitchen.
NOW IF ONLY THE BLACK DAHLIA PRODUCERS WOULD GIVE AWAY A DATE WITH HILARY SWANK…
Those of you who don’t get to attend the premiere with Mia can check the official website to find out when it’s coming to a theater near you.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Amelie Mauresmo has triumphed over several competitors–including Serena Williams–to advance to the semifinals of the U.S. Open.
Semi-out actress Sara Gilbert (Roseanne, Twins) has signed on for a multi-episode arc on the new CBS sitcom The Class. If it lasts that long.
Storm Large was eliminated from CBS’s Rock Star this week, but not before performing an original song called "Ladylike" that made many a lesbian swoon–and many a straight women ponder switching teams, at least temporarily. Watch her perform on Ellen’s talk show on Monday.
On a recent episode of Showtime’s Weeds, caustic suburban mom Celia (Elizabeth Perkins) discovered her 13-year-old daughter Isabelle kissing another girl, and told her, "You cannot become a lesbian just because you don’t want to lose weight."
FX has bought the rights to create a U.S. version of the hit British women’s prison drama Bad Girls. Let’s hope they don’t muck up the lesbian storylines as badly as they have the gay one on Rescue Me this season.
A new season of HBO’s The Wire starts this weekend (Sep 10th). Now you have 13 more episodes to completely ignore.
Marcia Cross and new husband Tom just announced they’re expecting a baby in April, which should put to rest those pesky lesbian rumors about Marcia. Oh, wait–according to TV writers, all lesbians do is get pregnant. So really, this proves nothing. Nevermind!
That’s it for this week! Check back next Friday for a new installment of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. or read past installments here.
Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (September 8, 2006)