Friday, October 13, 2006
RUNNING WITH CHRISTIANS ON THE SUNSET STRIP
This might be Chenoweth’s first lesbian kiss, but it isn’t her first time going to bat for our team: she’s playing the lead in the untitled upcoming biopic about queer singer Dusty Springfield, and she served as the MC at the 2005 Power Up gala (which honors lesbians in entertainment).
Chenoweth has also been in the news lately because of reports that Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip creator Aaron Sorkin based Sarah Paulson’s Christian character Harriet on Chenoweth. “There’s an argument me and Aaron had and it’s pretty much verbatim [in the show],” Kristin recently confirmed to New York Dog magazine (yes, you read that right: New York Dog magazine). But, she noted, she definitely doesn’t share Harriet’s anti-gay rights stance. “I’m totally the opposite of that and that’s hard because people will be thinking: Is that really Kristin? But there’s nothing you can do about that stuff. You just have to let it go. It’s a little weird.”
This is the first I’ve heard that Harriet doesn’t support gay rights (this hasn’t been indicated on-screen yet). It’s a little disappointing–and ironic, considering who’s playing her–but whatever. I still like the character, and the show. And in case you’re wondering, Studio 60‘s ratings are okay so far–not great, but not terrible, either. Maybe God will pony up better ratings if Harriet gets over her problems with the gays? It’s worth a try, Aaron!
LESBIAN BEST IN SHOW
FUNNY AND TRUE LESBIAN QUOTE OF THE WEEK
IF-ONLY-IT-WERE-TRUE LESBIAN QUOTE OF THE WEEK
THE REAL REASON AMELIA EARHART DISAPPEARED?
Speaking of planes disappearing over the ocean, next week’s episode of Lost (ABC) sees the debut of a new character, Colleen, who was formerly a security guard and has a gender-unspecified “significant other”. Maybe her S.O. is Amelia Earhart, and we find out she’s been hiding out from Eleanor by living among The Others all these years. Or maybe it’s Elizabeth Mitchell, and I’m just indulging in wishful thinking.