Friday, June 27, 2008
It was my father, of all people, who actually first noticed her. While lazily watching MTV one afternoon, Cyndi’s video for “Time After Time” came on. I wasn’t really paying attention. I think I was too engrossed in my Tiger Beat and preadolescent crush on Michael J. Fox (What? If you squint he looks kind of like a butch girl). My dad was working in the background and stopped to listen. “Who is that? I like that.” And, after I stopped to listen, so did I.
Now all these years later, it’s been a trip to find myself, in some minuscule way, part of her world. That she would take the time to give my silly little site a shout out (two even!) along with countless others is a testament to her dedication to our cause. This weekend, I’m head out to the True Colors Tour to feel beautiful like a rainbow with Cyndi and friends. There probably won’t be a post on Monday as a result. But, I think it’s a worthy excuse. And I have my dad to thank for all of it. He died four years ago today. I think this crush is really for him. Happy pride and happy weekend, all.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
- Because she’s hugging Trinity, that’s why.
- Because of the hair, sweet Sappho, the hair.
- Because the look on Felicity Huffman’s face totally says she showed hubbie William H. Macy exactly how it should be done with Maria for that scene in “The Cooler.”
- Because a tank top and suspenders.
- Because Elisabeth Rohm is rounding second base.
- Because everyone wants to play Naughty Nurse with Nurse Hathaway.
- Because she is clutching Hilary Swank like she really is a million-dollar baby.
- Because whatever she is doing to Jean Smart, Allison Janney approves.
- Because she’s making Emily Blunt blush.
- Because Maggie Grace will be gay for pay.
- Because Joely Fisher was on a little show called “Ellen.”
- Because no straight woman would wear this to a movie premiere.
- Because standing thisclose to Stephanie March would turn any woman gay.
- Because Marlee Matlin got to kiss Jennifer Beals, repeatedly.
- Because she is hugging Rosie O’Donnell while waving a latex glove.
- Because Jodie Foster is totally thinking what I’m thinking.
So ladies, who takes it? Who’s the undisputed heavyweight champion of SGALGG? Or maybe we should just watch them fight some more. Wait, did I just say that out loud?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Bacall: “I’m a total Democrat. I’m anti-Republican. And it’s only fair that you know it.”
King: “Wait a minute. Are you a liberal?”
Bacall: “I’m a liberal. The L word!”
Ah, if only. Happy weekend, all.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Share ’em if ya got ’em. So me your puss… Nah, even I can’t go there.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Regardless, my latest writer/funny lady crush is a one-sided love that dare speak its name. And who is she? She is none other than Sarah Haskins.
Who is Sarah Haskins, you ask? Well, you’re not the only one asking. So did Salon. And so did The Bastion. And so did a lot of feminist bloggers who saw and immediately fell head over heels (or in lesbian’s case, sensible shoes) for her. Pretty much, this is all you need to know. She works for the cable TV channel Current (Al Gore’s station). She is part of their news/comedy show InfoMania and has a segment called “Target Women.” She is smart. She is funny. She is feminist. She hates when you use your Blackberry mid-flight. And she’s not afraid to appear in front of God and The Internets in just a sports bra.
It’s that I have a masters but then I got married look.
They put the We in wedding and the End in Feminism.
It’s like a Hallmark card: On the occasion of losing the presidency.
Like I was saying, I think it’s definitely love. Look for those invitations in the mail.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Once again, I am going to preface this post by saying that these are just rumors and speculations. The rumors come from TV Guide (soon-to-be EW) scoopmeister Michael Ausiello, who is as close as you come to a reliable source in this department. The speculations come from me. OK, last chance spoilerphobes. Leave now or forever hold your peace.
From his May 28 Ask Ausiello:
Question: Grey's scoop, please!
Ausiello: I hear someone may be preggers — and that someone shared a red-hot smooch in the finale!
To which I say, “Nooooooooooooo!”
Now, I can’t be the only one who thinks the “red-hot smooch” couple in question is Callie and Erica. The Meredith/McDreamy kiss was more romantic. The Izzie/Alex kiss was more desperate. The rest were tangential. Judge for yourself which was “red-hot.”
I don’t even watch/like Grey’s, but I appreciate a well-written lesbian/bisexual storyline as much as the next gal. That kiss was genuine. That kiss was hot. That kiss was genuinely hot.
Sadly, I can also smell a pregnant lesbian storyline coming from miles away. Empirical evidence aside, a Callie or Erica pregnancy simply seems more feasible within the context of the show. I mean, come on, is Shonda Rhimes really going to make Pompeo or Heigl pregnant next season? Seriously, think about it.
Of course, I could be wrong. I could be very, incredibly, completely wrong. And let’s hope that I am. But if I am not wrong then, dude, what the fuck?
Must the pregnant lesbian storyline be TV’s go-to plot point for the Sapphically inclined? What is it about lesbians that makes writers automatically think procreation? Is it that they see two women together and immediately assume that means double the maternal instinct? Or is it just easier to desexualize them by making them all about the kiddies?
Look, I have nothing against real-life pregnant lesbians. In fact, mazel tov! But the pregnant couple/custody battle/insemination struggle lesbian storyline is beyond old and moldy (and not in that good exotic French cheese kind of way). Just off the very tippy-top of my head I can rattle off “Friends,” “ER,” “Queer as Folk,” “The Wire,” “Exes & Ohs,” “The L Word,” “Cashmere Mafia” and that doesn’t even include TV movies or guest appearances.
The ridiculous overuse of the pregnant lesbian storyline denies the rich array of other experiences in our relationships between the k-i-s-s-i-n-g, then love, then marriage and then – finally – a baby in a baby carriage.
So, you know, let’s just hope I’m wrong.
First, many, many, many, many thanks to all of you who have slogged through the Top Chef recaps with me. Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for being as Padma obsessed as I am. It’s been a long 14 episodes, but I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. And, don’t worry, I’ll still find some way to post about Padma. Like, did y’all hear her funny interpretation of what GLBT stood for? “A Great BLT!” Now that’s our gal!
Friday, June 13, 2008
I, as you all know by now, love me some cooking shows. And “Iron Chef America” is one of the best. I particularly love it when Cat competes against the boys. Sometimes she wins, sometimes she loses. But what she proves is that women can go toe-to-toe with the culinary elite. Good food knows no gender. It’s ironic, really, that the rarefied world of haute cuisine should be so dominated by men. Women are, after all, most associated with cooking. But, of course, that’s just home cooking so that doesn’t count. Well, screw that. A woman’s place doesn’t have to be in the kitchen. But that doesn’t mean she can’t run one and be damn good at it. Happy weekend, all.