Wednesday, February 07, 2007
America’s favorite lesbian next door Ellen DeGeneres graces not one, but two covers this month -- W and The Advocate. It’s a veritable smorgasbord of Elleny goodness. Simply pick your favorite flavor: glossy, gauzy, cleavagey Ellen or tousled, tuxedoed, sophisticated Ellen. I’m for the latter, but you already know all about my weakness for a lady in a killer suit. In the W interview, Ellen talks about everything from her relationship with Portia to her career resuscitation to the death of her first girlfriend and how it inspired her now-famous monologue “A Phone Call to God.” It’s an interesting read, so give it a look. The Advocate article hails her for finding her “inner Cary Grant.” Well, in that picture, yes. I’m trying to think of another time when an out lesbian was on the cover of two major magazines at the same time and I’m drawing a blank. Plus with her Oscar hosting gig right around the corner, more can’t be far behind. Hello history.