Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Moaning for Moennig

Wow, I apologize for that headline. The homonym alliteration was there, and I had to take it. But I think you’ll understand the sentiment after seeing these shots of Kate Moennig looking very Shane today for Diva magazine. Damn, what’s up with Diva and all the L Word actresses? Leisha was October, Kate is November. Is Jennifer Beals December? Oh, Santa, please make Jennifer Beals December*. I’ve been a good girl, I swear.It’s always a delicate dance when an actress who doesn’t talk about her sexuality does a cover story for a gay publication. I guess she is just going to let her white tank top do the talking. And her tattoos. And her fedora. And her tie. And her tongue. And what they’re all saying is, “Damn, girlfriend, you need a cheeseburger.”
The interview reads a bit like a gushing fan encounter. She asked her what she was wearing over the phone? Seriously? But it did yield some interesting tidbits, with my accompanying commentary, of course:
Which other TLW character she would play: Jenny. “I really admire what Mia does on camera. She’s created such a layered and multi-dimensional character. Jenny’s not a stereotype, you know, and I think that’s why a lot of people don’t like her - she’s complicated.”
[Uh, no, we don’t like her because of the crazy. Totally crazy]

How she would end the show: “Someone burns down The Planet Cafe. We’re all in there, talking some crap about waxing or pubic hair, and the place just spontaneously combusts.”
[Uh, I think Ilene Chaiken needs to hire an on-set therapist. Girl’s got some issues to work through.]

What is her guilty pleasure: “I’m totally addicted to Perez Hilton!…. He’s a highly entertaining person and has a wicked sense of humor …. If I saw a picture of me on that site and Perez had written something awful about me, I really don’t know how I’d feel. It could be devastating but I guess it would depend on the context.”
[Uh, there are better bloggers out there Kate. Hint, hint.]

Though, I think the most tantalizing tidbit from the show wasn’t how far she is in the last Harry Potter book or how the cast likes to watch “The Hills” in between shots, but that she just finished reading Anderson Cooper’s autobiography “Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival” and she said, “It blew me away,” You know, Anderson Cooper the closeted prematurely-gray CNN anchor who also found himself on the cover of a national gay magazine not too long ago. Birds of a feather, I guess.[Click on any of the images to enlarge. For the full article, photos and scans, check out the French Kate Moennig site.]

p.s. I don’t know why, but this photo of her with the leaf in her mouth freaks me out. I think it’s because I grew up in an area with a lot of poison ivy. Not that it looks like poison ivy, but I’m just saying. You can never be too careful. We wouldn’t want anything to happen to Shane’s lips, now would we?

*UPDATE: Well, Christmas indeed came early. Jennifer was on the August cover all shiny and happy. Guess I’ll have to make a new wish list for Santa. Rose Rollins or Marlee Matlin, perhaps?


Krysten said...

kate certainly is looking very shane today. i just wish they'd sell the magazine in singapore. dang.

Huggitis Brown said...

I don't think she looks like Shane at all in these pictures. And I must say I love the last one, I think it's quite humorous and kind of makes her look like she had a mustache like that of Robert Plant in early Led Zeppelin days.

Yay for Kate :D

Kate_Shane said...

Kate looks abosolutely hot in that Diva Magazine photoshoot.

Jennifer was interviewed and in the cover of September Diva issue.

Anonymous said...

I not sure why you posted this?

Your post reads as if there is nothing you like about this girl other than she is on the L word?


louche said...

dammit someone already beat me to saying that ms beales had already been on the cover this summer!

Anonymous said...

Uh, there are better bloggers out there Kate. Hint, hint.

If you're making lame cracks about her weight (just like every other bitchy, shallow rag out there) I don't see why the hell she should consider you 'better'. Just sayin'. Ego, much?

Anonymous said...

Wow those pictures are amazing. Kate looks incredible, and you're right,the last picture is perfect..i feel like i want to kiss those lips right now. Absolutely fabulous article

Anonymous said...

Moaning and Moennig aren't homonyms. Moaning is...well, moaning and Moennig is like "Mennig."

CoffeeDog said...

I thought the same thing about that leaf - look out for poison ivy!

Anonymous said...

Brave is the blogger who is willing to face the wrath of Kate fans. LOL.

honeythief said...

And I must say I love the last one, I think it's quite humorous and kind of makes her look like she had a mustache like that of Robert Plant in early Led Zeppelin days.

It's possible that I spent far too much time watching 'The Magic Roundabout' as a child, but courtesy of the leaf-chewing, Kate bears more than a passing resemblance to Ermintrude in that final photo. *g*

Anonymous said...

Agree with Anon about the fanatical Kate fans...ooooh!

Have to say the quotes from the interview with her sounds..uh..kinda blah. She likes Perez Hilton?@#$%^!

cantdance said...

I am not at all savy about hollywood, and the obstacles out celebs face. It seems, however, as a star on the L word, Moening actually has plenty of incentive to keep quiet about her sexuality if she is NOT gay (as opposed to keeping mum because she IS gay). Since she plays Shane so well, it is easy for admiring fans to see her as gay, which doesn't hurt her status of late as a lesbian icon. If we were to know definitively she were straight, she might lose some of that cache.

That's just my conjecture. I am pretty ignorant about celebrites, pop culture. How famous was Moening before the L word?

slacker said...

Can I ask for Laurel Holloman for Christmas. And maybe she can appear on the magazine, also.

Please, give KM a sammich. And don't let her appear nekkid again on the show; it's frightening and someone may lose an eye on a bony protrusion.

As far as Jenny...the character is wacked. I think KM's a little off base because I do think Mia's a fantastic actress; one of the best on the show. The sad thing is that talent tied to teh crazy and sometimes even unwatchable

Anonymous said...

Her face is stunning, her eyes non pareil but she does need some nourishment. I'm just saying.....

I like her on TLW. Her father makes custom violins. One of the few such artisans in the nation. Her first cousin is Gwenyth Paltrow.

She seems pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Kate's dad died a while ago. Mistake by the author.

Anonymous said...

"Brave is the blogger who is willing to face the wrath of Kate fans. LOL."

Agreed! Which only reinforces my admiration of/for the writer/blogger. Plus I in no way propose that I'm brave but I'm not a Kate/Shane fan either.

The key is to remember AND appreciate that we are all entitled to our opinions.

Peace to all.


Anonymous said...

man - you sure stirred up some sentiment on this one dorothy - i've never seen your readers quite so ... "defensive"...or is that my imagination?

citizen spot said...

Is it just me, or is she trying to cover up a gaping head wound or purple knot on her hairline in the photos posted? Hand, hat, hand, hat. What is up with that?
That said, she is stunningly beautiful.

R-bebe said...


Anonymous said...

I'd rather have a slender Kate than a lumpy Laurel any day.

Anonymous said...

It'll be very silly for Kate if she really thinks being straight would lose some of her fans. Jennifer Beals and Erin Daniels are straight and they state that quite clearly but they have a lot of loyal fans. Personally, I would lie if I acclaim I don't care much about Kate's sexuality. It's just that it's funny if she really thinks like that.

eskadi said...

What's the story with this micky mouse tee?:)
Kate at the season premiere
then Leisha http://www.glaad.org/2007/2007MediaAwards/TheLWord.jpg
and Damon Albarn from Blur