Ellen revealed the news on her talk show yesterday. She struck some faux supermodel poses (what, no Blue Steel?) and then showed a behind the scenes photo of her “hours and hours” of lip liner application. Her campaign starts in January and already CoverGirl is promoting Ellen for having “smarts, confidence and a beauty that flows from the inside out.” Regardless of how you feel about makeup (I hardly touch the stuff), it's a step in the right direction for someone like Ellen to be the next CoverGirl. So, in honor of her historic spokeswomanship, let's all be lipstick lesbians today – if only in spirit. If we can explode the myths about lesbian femininity and redefine traditional beauty norms, can the total eradication of the mullet be far behind? We can only pray. And until then, is my lipstick on straight? Wait, wrong word.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Easy, breezy, lesbian...
With all this ridiculous talk about lipstick in the national discourse it took a lesbian, and the Chapstick one at that, to put it all into perspective. Ellen DeGeneres has officially confirmed rumors from last week that she was the new face of CoverGirl. I am going to allow the full implications of this to sink in while I enjoy a refreshing beverage. Hey, I say it's never too late/early/in between for a nice vodka tonic with a twist of lime. Mmm, refreshing. So, have you had a chance to give this news a good pondering? If so you, like me, should be reveling in the fact that an openly gay and relatively butch woman has been picked by one of the nation's top cosmetics companies to be its new face of beauty. You've come a long way, lesbo.