Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (February 5, 2010)

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LESBIAN VIDEO CLIP OF THE WEEK

Next Friday, February 12, the new web series The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else will make its debut on AfterEllen.com.

Here’s the skinny: "A journalist, nearly dropped by her agent because her work is too smart, political, lesbian and feminist, goes undercover as a glitter-wearing, shoe-obsessed, Cosmo-drinking straight girl."

Good writing, good acting, good production values equals good times. Check out the trailer:

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!



Former Gilmore Girls star Liza Weil will guest star on Anyone But Me for several episodes, beginning in February. She will play Dr. Glass, a "pregnant psychiatrist." In more ABM news, the series recently took home four Indie Soap Awards awards: Best Writing, Best Storyline (Vivian adjusts to her new life), Best Performance by a Lead Actress (Rachael Hip-Flores) and Best Performance by a Supporting Actor (Joshua Holland). Also recognized were Seeking Simone creator Renee Olbert, who won Breakthrough Performance and Venice, which won for Fan’s Choice Award and Best Use of Music.

Are you a fan of Verbotene Liebe and have a question for Sophie (AKA Meike Gottschalk)? We’ll be talking with Meike about her new web series, Emma Stahl, and anything else you want to know about her and the lesbian roles she’s played. Send in your questions to [email protected].

In a recent interview, Archie Panjabi tells us that her character, Kalinda, on The Good Wife may be coming out, but she doesn’t say when.

This weekend we’ll be covering the 15th Annual Xena: Warrior Princess convention in Los Angeles live on the AfterEllen.com blog. It will feature appearances by Lucy Lawless, Renee O’Connor and lots and lots of lesbians.

Out writer Ariel Gore has just published the book Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness, and she spoke with Time Magazine about what really makes women happy.

So just how close will The Real L Word: Los Angeles be to real lesbian life? Ilene Chaiken tells us all.

This week, we review Missy Higgins‘s film debut in Bran Nue Dae, the homophobia in sports documentary Training Rules, and A Family is a Family is a Family: A Rosie O’Donnell Celebration.

The Oscar nominations were announced this week, and included nods for actors Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire.

Our Great LezBritain columnists talked to on-screen couple Kathryn Prescott and Lily Loveless of Skins about their lesbian fans, their final series together and placing in the AfterEllen.com Hot 100.

EW.com reports reports that Fringe star and lesbian actress Jasika Nicole will be seeing some more screen time on the show next season.

Tila Tequila has officially quit Twitter.

Lady Gaga and out lesbian musician Sharon Isbin picked up Grammy Awards this week.

Tegan and Sara stopped by NewNowNext Music this week to talk about fans, music and projects outside of the band.

Jane’s World creator Paige Braddock was recently in Paris and filmed a video interview (in English with French subtitles) for Yagg.com in which she talked about how she came up with the idea for Jane and friends (and girlfriends.)

Showrunner Linda Wallem recently told us that Julia Ormond‘s character will be in a lesbian relationship in the upcoming season of Nurse Jackie.

Fernanda Cardoso (who is one of the editor/producers of The Real L Word) has just wrapped production on a new lesbian film Bloomington. The website has more information on the 2010 movie, which is about a child actress turned college student who falls for her college professor. (Watch the teaser here.)

Famed lesbian photographer Catherine Opie‘s photos of Los Angeles mini-malls are part of "Urban Panoramas, Opie, Liao, and Kim," an exhibit that opened this week at the J. Paul Getty Museum in L.A.

Out rapper and former Yo Majesty member Shunda K guests on the new Peaches track "Billionaire."

The memoir on which The Runaways movie is based, Cherie Currie‘s Neon Angel, will be published March 16.

That’s it for this week! Got the inside scoop on a hot new lesbian/bi actor/musician/TV show/film? Tell us at [email protected]. Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.

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