Sorry, I don't know why this recap is taking me so long. Maybe I should stop rewinding.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
I tend to think the Grammy nominations are, by and large, bunk. Sure, some deserving people get nominated (woo woo, Sara Bareilles). But lots of other time, come on, really? Like, “Who Let the Dogs Out” won a Grammy. Whatever. But this year, I am genuinely happy about one nomination in particular. I’m thrilled that Regina Spektor’s “You’ve Got Time” was nominated (for Best Song Written for Visual Media, naturally). You know, that theme song you can’t stop humming to the show you can’t stop thinking about. You know, that “Orange Is the New Black” song. Those lyrics combined with those faces (from real-life former female prisoners) could not be more perfect. Hearing it again makes me ache for this show. And, you know, also for Alex Vause, for however long we get her this time around.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
There’s good news and then there’s “But I’m A Cheerleader” is getting turned into a musical news. Of all the lesbian classics, it might be the most suited for the stage. It has a larger than life, campy quality combined with topical issues. The musical is getting an exploratory reading in London this Friday. The 1999 movie has always been one of my nostalgic favorites. Also the cast was insane: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, RuPaul, Cathy Moriarty, Michelle Williams, Eddie Cibrian, Melanie Lynskey and Julie Delpy. If all goes well, we might be humming the showtune, “I’m a Homosexual” in the shower soon. My only suggestion, no drooling on that line, please. I mean, sure, Natasha Lyonne sold it on screen. But on stage that might become a tripping hazard. Just saying.
p.s. “I Like Girls. A Lot” is going to be a show stopper, I just know it.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
I feel like there’s a lesbian fish joke just waiting to happen. It’s on the tip of my tongue, so to speak. Gillian Anderson was among a host of celebrities
sleeping posing with the fishes for a new campaign to stop deep sea fishing in the North Atlantic. The Fishlove Campaign is fighting against trawling which damages the world’s fish population. There is a petition and everything. We could go into a long, winding conversation about the use of naked bodies to raise awareness about world issues (Hello, PETA, looking at you). But this campaign at least features both men and women (including Olivia Williams, below – I miss you, “Dollhouse.”) And it’s apparently meant to show that even non-traditionally cuddly animals are worth saving. It certainly is, uh, different. All this is fine and good, of course. Save the fishies. Now, who has that fish joke to share?
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Life gives us so few “Eureka!” moments. But when I heard through the lesbian grapevine (i.e. ScribeGrrrl and Scribe’s Girl, who read it in the New York Times dead tree edition yesterday morning) that Maria Bello had come out in one of the paper’s famed “Modern Love’ columns, I practically screamed “Eureka!” More like, “Lezreka!”
She had always pinged for me and probably for you. But she also seemed like the kind of lady who would owe up to loving whomever she loved. And now, it seems, she has. The column is lovely, thoughtful and searching in ways people don’t often like to search out loud. What does it mean to be a family? What does it mean to be a partner? There are so many definitions to so many words and all that really makes a family in the end is, of course, love.
Maria tweeted out a picture of her thoroughly modern family (her, son Jackson, partner Clare and son’s father Dan) over the weekend.
With a little more sleuthing I found out that Clare appears to be Clare Munn, “Chairman, The Communication Group, a new media corp with social media, branding & training business units.” Maria and Clare have appeared at events together and tweeted photos of each other. And, yes, there is a fedora. Most importantly, they look happy.
Like many (come on, most) of you, I’ve had a thing for Maria forever. I believe I’ve called her “lesbian catnip” in the past, and I meant it. She has this no-nonsense capable air about her, like she can fix her own tire without breaking a sweat. So I’m more than ready to welcome her into our big, happy, gay modern family with open arms. Also, I think we can all give ourselves a pat on the back for our finely tuned gaydar. I’m off to go watch “Coyote Ugly” in a whole new light.
p.s. Guess someone had a clearly unfair advantage in that Maria v. Mariska SGALGG Fight from a few years ago. Ahem.
Friday, November 29, 2013
I don’t know about you, but I’m still recovering from all the tryptophan. But in my turkey haze, I’m certain about one thing: April 19 cannot come fast enough. Also, Alison’s hip-hop abs workout is good motivation to work off yesterday’s sweet potato pie. Watching it counts as exercise, right? Happy weekend, all.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
This is the Thursday to be thankful. Really, I’m thankful for most Thursdays. Especially those that involve cute ladies in suits. But today, on the most thankful of Thursday for us folks in the U.S., the combination of the two has come together in the fabulous form of Dianna Agron in a suit for the newest The Killers video. Yes, you heard that right, The Agron is in drag. This is not a drill, people. Happy Thanksgiving, all. Gobble, gobble, indeed.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
File this under: Awesome Things I Didn’t Realize Happened Until Now. Further proof that doing something that isn’t posted on the Internet is the equivalent of a tree falling alone in the forest, I totally missed this convergence of two of my past/present crushes from earlier this month. Tina Fey attended the A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s benefit for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research on Nov. 9. It wasn’t until this week, when video was discovered on the series of tubes, that we all realized just what a glorious convergence it was. Because not only did Tina, My Fake TV Wife, and Michael, My First Celebrity Brush, came together to help raise money for a worthy cause, Tina did it all in Marty McFly drag. I’ve confessed on numerous occasions my deep love and adolescent affection for Michael J. Fox. And only the very, very, very new here don’t know of the claim I’ve staked on Tina. (i.e. SHE’S MINE, MINE I SAY.) So seeing them together in one person. So many feelings. Enough, even, to fuel a flux capacitor.