Tuesday, October 10, 2006
So, I’m starting to really love Sarah Paulson on Studio 60 and the Sunset Strip. How much? Well, I’m willing to overlook the fact that she plays a Christian conservative who willingly appeared on the 700 Club. Why? She is damn good. Intelligent. Nuanced. Quick-witted. Immensely likeable. You can see what Cherry Jones sees in her. I hope the show (which continues to impress after its knockout premiere) can find an audience. It, like Sarah, is intelligent, nuanced, quick-witted and immensely likeable. Plus it's nice to finally have an out actress in primetime, instead of forever stuck in the daytime chat cycle. But, perhaps most deliciously, it has got to chap the Religious Right's ass that a gay woman is playing a sympathetic evangelical Christian on TV. That must just blow their crazy little minds.