Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (November 30, 2007)



Thanks to AE reader Rogue, we learned that actress Patricia Velasquez (Arrested Development, The Mummy) has been cast in the fifth season of The L Word. Velasquez will play Begoña, a character whose story line includes the subject of immigration. She indicated that her character will be introduced at the end of the upcoming season and will later be developed into a main character if The L Word is renewed for a sixth season. (For the full quote in Spanish, read Rogue’s blog.)

You may remember Velasquez as GOB’s girlfriend (and Michael’s crush) on Arrested Development, or as the body paint-wearing Anck Su Namun in The Mummy movies. No? Please allow me to jog your memory:

It’s notable that Velasquez is

Venezuelan, which means she’s a Latina playing

— gasp! — a Latina on The L Word! Alert the media! Oh,

wait a minute …


In more L Word-related news, there are fun new previews of what’s to

come in Season 5, and it looks … slippery.

First up: In the words of Tina Kennard (Laurel Holloman),

“Turkish oil wrestling?”

Who else would we find in the center ring but Jenny Schecter (Mia

), rolling around on the mat in leather pants (?) with her

partially clothed (but completely lubricated) next victim. Is it a scene from

her movie or a scene from her head?

Even if it means fighting dirty, would somebody please take her down?

Next is a brand-new trailer that gives away the big issues of Season 5 —

and a lot of salacious details:

Will Bette and Tina get back together? Can Helena hold her own in the prison

yard? Will someone be stupid enough to let Jenny direct her own movie? Only

37 more days until we find out!


One final L Word tidbit: Katherine Moennig will be attending Untitled: A Film Festival to Support Rainbow Alley, Dec. 7-9 in Denver, presented by the Matthew Shepard Foundation, the GLBT Center of Colorado and the Denver Film Society/STARZ FilmCenter.

Along with movie tickets, you can also buy tickets to a meet-and-greet with

Moennig. Rainbow Alley is a drop-in center designed to support


youth and

their allies ages 12-21, so in addition to getting your Shane fix, you can make

a contribution to a great cause. And maybe you can ask Moennig about Shane’s

plans for “Begoña.”

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