Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Barbara wants her sex talk

Yes, in case you were wondering, it is Lesbian Talk Show Host Day here at Surrenders. Mark your calendars for next year. Anyway, TV’s other (former) LTSH Rosie O’Donnell and her (former) Viewmates are back in the headlines and now the feud is being framed as “Heteros vs. Homos.” Were that I was kidding.

Last week, Barbara Walters told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that Rosie’s departure meant the ladies could now turn “The View” into the Cinemax After Dark show they always hoped for:

“The Hot Topics have been fun. There are some things that we were able to discuss that we weren’t able to discuss with Rosie, like heterosexual sex. Because, you know, Rosie’s lifestyle is different, being an open lesbian...We are perhaps not quite as political [or] vocal about [things], but the Hot Topics have been very fun, and the ratings are up, so we're quite happy. Obviously, the audience is very loyal.”

So. Many. Issues. First, calling it a “lifestyle,” Barbara, really? Second, the ratings are up, really? Last, but not least, trust me when I say that no one straight or gay wants to hear you talk about the joys of penis-vagina sex. Really.

Rosie responded on her blog with a, “She is almost 80.” Snerk. Then on Friday she posted a lovely video montage of the good times on “The View” with plenty of smiling shots of Elisabeth Hasselbeck. On Sunday night she played a True Colors Tour show and joked with the crowd on a number of topics and then said:

“I got to tell you, I’ve been hanging around with those heteros for a full year and it’s not fun. Turn around one minute and they'll stab you in the back with a high heel. They will.”

Well, so much for the afterglow. Actually, since we’re not given any real context to Rosie’s quote, I tend to think she was kidding. Considering the event (a gay rights concert), the crowd (gays and supporters) and the month (hello, Gay Pride!), this just seems like one of those things we’ve all said when around family and joking about those crazy breeders. They so crazy. For evidence, please see Barbara Walters above.


MonaLisa said...

While I think Rosie is a hillarious stand up, I don't think she does "snark" very well.
While I admire her willingness to continue to speak out loudly for what she believes, I think there are times when the higher road means not saying anything at all.

reelgal said...

Walters is loopy and talking the happy talk about ratings and sex. Oy.

Anonymous said...

Dorothy, Help me out why don't these stoopid stars just shut the fuck up about this and move on. Is it purely rating driven for all of them or what?? It drives me nuts and I lose any interest I might have in them or their damn shows.

slacker said...

Could be worse, could be Starr Jones talking about her imaginary sex life w/the beard.