Thursday, December 10, 2009

Support Tibette

Those of good conscience already support Tibet. And now those of good conscience can also support Tibette. Sure, we support them already with our lustful stares and lascivious thoughts. But this is a more tangible and – let’s just say it – wholesome kind of support. The actresses who gave us Tibette – Jennifer Beals and Laurel Holloman – are both throwing their support, not to mention creative talents, behind worthy causes this holiday season. And we can help them through our purchases and donations. Also, it gives us another chance to ogle appreciate the women behind Tibette.

First Laurel is sponsoring an art auction featuring her own work along with sketches by TLW castmates and photos from a friend. Laurel is donating five of her paintings, friend Miki Turner is donating 12 of her photographs and Pam Grier and Rachel Shelley are donating a sketch each which they will personally sign to the winning bidder.

A look at Laurel’s work:

All proceeds going to the Maasai Conservation Wilderness Trust. Check out the auction website at mwctlaurelholloman.com. Bidding is now live on eBay. Bid here. (Auctions end Dec. 21.) Or to give directly, donate though Laurel’s fundraising page: firstgiving.com/laurelhollomannet1

Next it appears Jennifer has finished work on “The L Word Book.” The book is a behind-the-scenes look through Jennifer’s lens at the women who spend six seasons talking, laughing, loving, breathing, fighting, fucking, crying, drinking, riding, winning, losing, cheating, kissing, thinking and dreaming. (You didn’t think you’d get away with never hearing that monstrosity again, did you?)

Here is a sneak peek:

The proceeds of the book and prints will go to several different charities including the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Mia Kirshner’s I Live Here Foundation and The Pablove Foundation. The book’s website says it is coming out in December 2009, but considering we’re a third through the month it might be delayed. Check the official site for details at lwordbook.com.

See, doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy, and not for the normal reasons Tibette makes you feel warm and fuzzy? Though, Jennifer and Laurel, if you really want to raise some crazy cash for your respective charities I have a little suggestion: naked portraits of each other. Think of all the gay ladies clamoring to get their hands on those puppies. It would be the Tickle Me Elmo frenzy on steroids and there might even be some punches thrown. And, best of all, it’s alllll for charity. Brilliant, huh? No? Fine, your ideas are good too. I guess. (Kicks dirt.)

Now get busy buying and bidding, ladies.

16 comments:

jo said...

jennifer beals is a superb photographer

Big Shamu said...

Like I needed any more reason to lust after Jennifer Beals....a photographer? That restraining order is never going to expire.

Anonymous said...

I haven't thought of the theme song for quite a long time, and now it won't go away!!

I've already donated to Laurel's charity and will definitely get a copy of JB's book when it's out.

Btw, I do think your idea is brilliant! :D

Anonymous said...

Jennifer beals is great....
i love her....
waiting for her book

Anonymous said...

Love Laurel, and she's put so much of herself in the project.

Excited to see Jennifer's book too.

Butterflied said...

I support your idea. Totally. :D
These two women are so great, I love them, I'm sooo Tibetter. And they are great outside the show too and this make them greater.

Nice post. You're my idol :$

blameitonbette said...

With JB's book, one orders it from an online source and one can add your own photos and they will be published w/your personal copy. So your copy will be unique to you. Also, at a later date, there will be an auction or some type of bidding process to purchase the photos as a limited edition.

Lola said...

That last photo of Tina and Bette made me feel sentimental about the 'normal' seasons of the L Word, until I realized there *were* no normal seasons of the L Word...

elliB said...

I've loved the photos of JB's that we've seen in the past, and I LOVE LH's paintings. She sometimes posts them on twitter. If I had more cash I'd be all over that.

Anonymous said...

This is a great project by Laurel Holloman and her friend Miki Turner (who has contributed amazing photographs).

Follow both:
@nalamommy
@mikiturner

on Twitter and see tibette.com for latest info (and a funny video).

Can't wait for Jennifer's book to be available!

Kate said...

These acts of charity are fantastic. I'm very excited about Jennifer's book. Someone posted on TWoP a few days ago that they received an email from The Matthew Shepard Foundation that said the book would be available in January.

Anonymous said...

anyone know the song playin in the vid of laurel?

Kate said...

"Is This My Life" by Samantha Stollenwerck

BEATRICE WRÅHLE said...

omg how i love this blog...
xoxo/sweden

LM said...

thanks kate!! such a great song!!!

tibettenation said...

wow!!! im so excited about jen's book!!! =) i hope i can afford it though. hehe. by all means i'll save up for it. I love JB!!! and I love LH!!! come to think of it, who doesn't?I MISS EM SOOO MUCH....

btw, i just came across your blog. it's brilliant... =)

To all the fans, let's always support Tibette! I really hope there'll be a movie. To Dorothy, keep up the great work!

*bookmark* =)