Afternoon Delight: Ilene Chaiken talks “accurately representing lesbians,” Sarah Silverman is “Punching the Clown” for Showtime


Good afternoon everyone! If you live in the States, Happy Labor Day!

Oprah Winfrey will be filling in for Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts while she’s on medical leave. (Please send good vibes to Roberts for a speedy recovery.)

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Outspoken comedian and gay ally Sarah Silverman is heading to Showtime. Silverman will serve as co-executive producer (along with Arrested Development‘s Chuck Martin) for the small screen adaption of the film Punching the Clown.

The 2012 RightOutTV Music and Video Awards is accepting submissions for songs and videos. “Openly queer singer/songwriters from around the globe may submit songs as well as music videos in a variety of Indie-friendly categories such as ‘Best Video DIY’ for the more homegrown project, and ‘Best Song So Far’ for those masterpieces written years ago that still deserve recognition.” For submission information head to The deadline for submissions is September 24, 2012 and nominees will be announced October 11, 2012. Good luck!

Good news for you country fans living across the pond:

Tig Notaro is featured in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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On Wednesday, September 5, the Hollywood Improv’s monthly Gays R Us comedy show returns with Erin FoleyBig Gay Sketch Show’s Jonny McGovern, Gloria Bigelow and Last Comic Standing‘s Claudia Cogan. The show starts at 8:30 pm at the Improv Annex, next door to the Improv (8156 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles. CA).

The L Word and The Real L Word creator Ilene Chaiken discusses “accurately representing lesbians” in an in-depth interview with the Huffington Post.

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Paste magazine showcased 24 musicians and their paintings including a few works from indie-artist Ani DiFranco.

Tweet of the Day!

Out actress Evan Rachel Wood made me guffaw with the below tweet.


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