Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (March 16, 2007)



Long-running British soap Emmerdale, which had a lesbian teen story line last year, is dipping its carefully manicured toes into the lesbian waters again: Sammy Winward’s character, Katie Sugden, whose husband recently left her for another woman, is going to have a lesbian relationship, according to co-star Verity Rushworth, who recently told Britain’s Daily Sport newspaper: “I probably shouldn’t say this but there’s going to be an exciting new storyline involving Katie Sugden. Let’s just say Katie turns to females, to other females, to find true love.”

Here’s an introduction to Ms. Winward for those of us in the States:

Katie’s girlfriend has yet to be cast, but an unnamed insider at the show told the newspaper, “It’ll be the sexiest thing we’ve seen in soap for a long, long time.” Meanwhile, the sexiest thing we’ve seen on American soaps in a long time is Bianca hooking up with Zarf on All My Children. And that’s so, so not sexy.


I managed to sneak a clip of the opening credits for the upcoming lesbian comedy/relationship series Exes and Oh’s, slated to debut on Logo in the fall. Check it out:

I haven’t seen any actual clips of the show yet, but like any good lesbian, I’m quite willing to jump to detailed conclusions based on very little actual information. So here are my observations after watching the 20-second opening credits:

  1. What’s up with a cast of all white women? There’s really no excuse for that in this day and age, when even Fox is telling TV writers not to bother submitting pilots with all-white casts. Maybe the Exes and Oh’s showrunners thought “redhead” qualified as diversity? That would explain Heather Matarazzo’s hair, at least …
  2. I really like the theme song (it’s “The Constant Lover” by Canadian all-girl band Magneta Lane), especially when compared to that other theme song for that other lesbian show.
  3. Exes and Oh’s is a pretty good name. It reminds me of Quaker Oh’s cereal. I like that cereal. It’s full of Honey Graham goodness.
  4. Michelle Paradise is cool (and funny), and it’ll be great to have a show about lesbians played by lesbians. Well, mostly lesbians, anyway. I think.
  5. Who’s that cute Marnie Alton and where’s she been hiding? She looks like trouble with a capital X.
  6. Angela Featherstone looks so different here from her evil Eliza Dushku-seducing lesbian character in Soul Survivors that I almost didn’t recognize her. Does she get to seduce Eliza on this show too? That would be awesome. I’m just sayin’.

That’s it. I’m all tapped out now. But imagine what I could do if I had a full 30 seconds!


“One of the things I always try to do is make movies that are super political, but also super palatable. That combination, I believe, is actually more radical.” — Itty Bitty Titty Committee and But I’m a Cheerleader director Jamie Babbit to Cinematical.

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