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



“Britney’s new haircut makes her look like a butch dyke. I like it. I think I’ll her marry her, but I’ll have to do it in the U.K.”

— Out singer Beth Ditto of The Gossip, on Britney Spears, according to unsubstantiated tabloid reports.


A reader (thanks Cat!) tipped me off to a new-ish Japanese lesbian movie based on a manga called Love My Life, which is not the depressing 1993 movie My Life starring Michael Keaton as a father dying of cancer, but according to Yuri blogger Erica Friedman, it’s a “a really cute movie with an undoubtedly happy end where the girl got the girl.” Read a more detailed synopsis here.

It looks like a fun movie, although I can’t really figure out what’s going on in the trailer since I don’t speak Japanese, and unfortunately, neither does my half-Japanese girlfriend. I can’t exactly throw stones, though, since it’s not like I speak Polish, Norwegian or Danish fluently. Or at all. Although I do have a rusty reading knowledge of French, and I taught myself some Yiddish in college (Jewish girlfriend). The latter ought to be a big help when the next Yiddish lesbian movie comes out. Just like my girlfriend’s minimal knowledge of Tlingit (her other half) will come in handy the next time there’s an Alaskan Native version of High Art.

Where was I? Oh yeah: Love My Life. Not a Michael Keaton movie. Happy lesbian ending. Check it out!


This week, we discuss hot women at the Oscars, South of Nowhere and filmmaker Sam Farinella’s Alix Olson documentary, Left Lane.

Next week on SSW: Kim Stolz talks about life after America’s Next Top Model, and I finally learn how to talk in short sentences. Well, one of those two things is true, anyway.


Starting next week, Scribe Grrrl’s L Word recaps won’t be posted until late Monday nights, and her podcast will be up on Wednesday nights. And since there don’t appear to be any lesbian or bi contestants on Cycle 8 of America’s Next Top Model, we won’t be recapping the show, but our brother site is, so check their site every Friday for your weekly ANTM recap fix.

That’s it for this week! Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.

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