Friday, October 20, 2006
FUN WITH HEADLINES: "KLINDSAY" EDITION
Why is this lesbian news? Because Lohan told MTV News this week that "(Keira) kind of has a mysterious relationship with my lover, and there's somewhat of a lesbian undertone." Which somehow makes it the lesbian Brokeback Mountain, according to the tabloids and news magazines. Here's a sampling of current headlines on the topic:
So two straight women have a complicated relationship and suddenly it's a lesbian movie? By that criteria, I guess The Devil Wears Prada, The Black Dahlia, The Descent and A Prairie Home Companion are lesbian movies, too. Finally! The lesbian visibility drought is over!
BUT CAN SHE HANDLE HOSTING THE OSCARS?
But here's the fun part: the model wannabes were assigned to pose as both halves of a celebrity couple (the contestants were photographed as each person separately, then the two shots were photoshopped together), and guess who newly-out Michelle was assigned to portray? Ellen and Portia, naturally, the only same-sex couple in the bunch. And damn if Michelle didn't do a pretty good job–Tyra called her Ellen impersonation "frighteningly" good. Here's the end result:
The National Enquirer is reporting that Ellen and Portia are getting married this summer–maybe Michelle could offer her services as a stand-in if Ellen gets cold feet.
In other lesbian reality TV news, out contestant Josie managed to avoid elimination on the first episode of Top Chef this week, despite delivering only mediocre frog leg nuggets with chicken liver peanut butter and eggplant jelly. Silly Josie–everyone knows frog leg nuggets go better with mayo.