Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (March 2, 2007)

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WHO DOESN’T HAVE A WEAKNESS FOR BEAUTIFUL WOMEN?

I mentioned a few weeks ago that the pilot for the Darren Star-created drama series Cashmere Mafia has a lesbian/bi series regular. The role has since been cast, and the cosmetics industry VP who plays for our team will be played by Bonnie Somerville, formerly of NYPD Blue, Kitchen Confidential and The O.C. Here are photos of Somerville as both a blonde and a brunette; I can’t decide which I like better:

In other fall pilot news, there’s yet another potential series in the works with a lesbian character (that makes four so far, including Hackett and Traveling in Packs).

CBS has ordered to pilot (cast-contingent) The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud, a multicamera half-hour comedy about a former literary star, Penelope, who has an epiphany and opts to pursue optimism rather than cynicism. The lesbian is Penelope’s housemate and ex-girlfriend, Eva, “a choreographer with a weakness for wine, cigarettes, and beautiful young women,” according to the breakdown (the role hasn’t been cast yet). Eva and the mostly straight Penelope had a brief affair years ago and remained good friends after they broke up when Penelope realized she prefers men.

Eva currently prefers her lead dancer, who’s developed an attitude problem in class since they began sleeping together. If I were you, Eva, I’d take a page from the Bette Porter playbook and kick that dancer to the curb before she goes all Nadia on you!

EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING

Although it doesn’t have any Beyonce and Shakira hip gyrations in it, check out the video for the song “Goth Girls are Easy” by the hilariously named band Lesbian Bed Death

I can’t make out any of the lyrics besides the chorus (which is, not surprisingly, “goth girls are easy”), but the video involves one goth girl eyeing another across a crowded room, and they both remind me of the girls I secretly admired in seventh grade who used to sneak cigarettes between classes and listen to Depeche Mode on their Walkmans, so I’m in!

Hmm, maybe I’m the one who’s easy …

IS IT WRONG TO HAVE FLUFFY BUNNY FEELINGS FOR A COMIC?

We have more panels from the first issue of the new Buffy comic series, which hits the streets March 14th. In the new “season,” Buffy and Xander are coordinating the evil-fighting efforts of packs of slayers all over the world. Meanwhile, Dawn’s decision to sleep with her boyfriend appears to have very large consequences, but she won’t talk about it to anyone but Willow, who’s off doing who knows what. So what does Buffy do? She makes with the funny, of course! Check out the comment about Willow in the last panel:

Only the first issue and already with the lesbian jokes? Excellent!

Sigh. I miss Buffy.

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