Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (September 26, 2008)



“Sweet Jesus, when was that? Maybe the Nixon administration? Actually, I cannot remember. Even when I was married, I don’t think I went on a romantic date.”

— comedian Wanda Sykes to The Dallas Voice, when asked “when was the last time you went on a date with a dude?”


There were a handful of queer women at this year’s Emmy Awards, America’s annual celebration of sexism television. Here’s a quick look at some of them.

First, we have Saffron Burrows showing off the sweeping-gown look that was all the rage this year (also see our full rundown of women on the Emmy’s red carpet):

After the show, six-time Emmy winner Lily Tomlin tried to add to her collection, and Sarah Paulson showed off her comfortable new shoes:

Cynthia Nixon posed with her partner Christine Marinoni:

And finally, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler celebrated Tina’s three Emmys:

OK, fine, so the latter aren’t technically a lesbian couple. But they’re pretty much honorary lesbians by now, right? In fact, I think the name “Tina Fey” should become shorthand for smart, feminist, lesbian-inclusive behavior. As in, “Donating money to fight Prop. 8 is so Tina Fey.”

It could even be used in reverse — as in, “Voting for Sarah Palin is so not Tina Fey.”

What’s that you say? You want to see Tina and Amy playing Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton one more time? Well, OK then, if you insist.

Still makes me laugh, no matter how many times I watch it.

Tina Fey doesn’t want to keep us laughing, though — at least, not this way. “I want to be done playing this lady Nov. 5,” she told reporters. “So if anybody can help me be done playing this lady Nov. 5, that would be good for me.”

That’s so Tina Fey.

by Sarah Warn

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