ELLEN GETS 11 DAYTIME EMMY NOMINATIONS AGAIN
MOIRA IS THE NEW JENNY, BETTE AND TINA ARE THE NEW…MELANIE AND LINDSAY?
Now if only Bette and Tina would do something–anything!–besides come up with new things to fight about. I expect them to start blaming each other for global warming any day now.
TIME FOR ANOTHER SARAH WATERS BOOK
Time says: “The acute sense of period and themes of lesbian love and relationships unfolding that distinguished Waters’ earlier work get full play in this vivid, compassionate re-creation of 1940s London, which starts postwar and reverses into the Blitz.”
Publisher’s Weekly says: “Waters’s sharply drawn page-turner doesn’t quite equal the work of literary greats who’ve already mapped out WWII-era London. But she matches any of them with her scene of two women on the verge of an affair during a nighttime bombing raid, lost in blackout London with only the light of their passion as a guide.”
I say: does it really matter what it’s about? It’s a Sarah Waters book. The most important question is, who will BBC cast in the miniseries? I vote for Kate Beckinsale! And Lena Headey. And Rachel Shelley. And Saffron Burrows…wait, how many lesbian characters are there, again?
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA WRITER GOES ALL LESBIAN BROKEBACK
http://www.afterellen.com/Print/2006/3/nightwatch.html”I’m not out,” she said, “so when they asked me [to be on the panel], my first response was, how did you get my name? My friends said, ‘This is the year to be gay with Brokeback Mountain and all. If you were ever going to do it, now is the time.’ If you invite me back next year, I’ll be able to tell you if I was discriminated against.”
During the panel, Graphia (who has written for several shows, including Carnivale, Roswell, Chicago Hope, and China Beach) said that sometimes the resistance to gay and lesbian characters comes not just from the networks or advertisers, but other writers. When Graphia suggested a lesbian story line for Carnivale (HBO), which chronicled the lives of a group of traveling circus performers in the 1930s, she said she was met with ”some homophobia in my own writers room.”
”It was like this big wall of resistance,” she said. ”This actually got said to me: ‘Back in the ’30s, they didn’t have lesbians.”’
Um, putting aside this assertion’s complete historical inaccuracy, have these writers seen the extremely poor hygiene standards of the men in Carnivale? That alone would have turned at least a few women gay. Throw in all the swearing and spitting, and Clea DuVall’s strange effect on women, and I’m surprised the human race propagated at all during that decade.
V FOR “VERY LIKELY TO BE A BOX OFFICE HIT”
AMELIE MAURESMO ON TOP
For more fake but fun Amelie news, read “Martina Arrested after Trying to Maim Mauresmo”, and “Denny’s New Amelie Mauresmo Grand Slam Breakfast Flavored with Controversy“. Because the day we can’t find humor in French lesbian tennis players is the day…well, I don’t know, but it’s bad.
L WORD SEASON 3 FINALE: “LONG PAINFUL TRIP”
I’m all for realistic storylines, but does everyone have to be so unhappy? Dana? Dead. Shane? Miserable. Carmen? Brokenhearted. Lara and Alice? Miserable and brokenhearted. Helena? Brokenhearted and penniless. Bette and Tina? Brokenhearted, and locked in a misery spiral. The happiest person on this show is Max, and that makes me miserable. At least Jenny’s love life is looking up, in the form of new cast member Claude (Elodie Bouchez), who is a French version of Jenny. But as much as I’m liking Jenny more these days (and Mia Kirshner is always brilliant), God forbid this become The Jenny Show–then we’ll all be miserable!