Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (January 14, 2011): Mary Portas goes undercover, “Glee” gets real



Someone at Nature Made vitamins forgot to make out comic Erin Foley‘s commercial outtakes video embeddable. This is a huge oversight (they probably weren’t taking their B6), because it’s really funny. Watch it here.

Do they have support groups for co-dependency in space? We don’t know, but the trailer for the film Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same makes us wonder. The film will make its world premiere January 24 at 11:30PM at the Sundance Film Festival (Park City at Midnight section). 



Season 4 of the webseries The Lovers and Friends Show premieres Monday, Jan. 17 at 10 pm EST.

This weekend, Jan. 15-17, you can join thousands of women across the country and the Human Rights Campaign for Her HRC: A Celebration for Women. HRC Steering Committees from coast to coast will host 30-plus special events specifically designed to unite women and engage them in our fight for equality. The festivities include appearances by Melissa Ferrick and Lucas Silveira of The Cliks in Boston, MA, Thea Gill from Queer as Folk in St. Paul, MN, Michelle Clunie from Queer as Folk and Nicole Pacent from Anyone But Me in Los Angeles, CA and many more. For a full listing of events in each city and ticket info, visit

Speaking of Anyone But Me, creators Susan Miller and Tina Cesa Ward are nominated for an Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media award from the Writer’s Guild of America, West for the webseries. Congrats!

The Desperado Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will be held at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, AZ January 28-30, 2011. The festival includes three days of shorts, feature films, and some very special guests, including Dreya Weber. Weber is the star and producer of A Marine Story, the closing feature film in the festival. For information on the event and ticket sales visit, the Facebook page for the festival or on Twitter @desperadolgbt.

Say, do you love good psychological horror films centered on women? Do you love supporting indie filmmakers and contributors? Do you love buying cheap things? Well then, you’re in luck! You can combine all three of those passions into one easy action by picking up a copy of Ghostella/Take Back the Knife/Toosday Toons auteur Stacie Ponder‘s first feature film Ludlow, which is now available on DVD. Here’s a page where you can find a trailer, ordering info, and more. Viva la indie horror!

Ali Davis, our expert on all things Rachel Maddow (and RachelWatch writer) is doing a new column for our sibling site, 365Gay. It’s called This Week in Terrifying Science.” Curious, aren’t you?

Ever wonder what Kristin Scott Thomas would look like in drag?

Debbie Friedman, an openly lesbian composer and singer of Jewish liturgical music passed away this week in California, as did Maria Elena Walsh, the Argentine lesbian author and poet. Condolences to their friends, family and fans.

Check out! It’s an online based magazine founded in Toronto with an aim to redefine the term “stud” and introduce non-gender conforming people to mainstream media.

The Golden Globes air this Sunday night and there’s going to be a lot of gay involved. Check back on Monday for our coverage, and let’s watch together and share our reactions using #gayglobes.

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].

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