You've surely heard about Jennifer Beals' new FOX show, The Chicago Code that premiered last week to pretty favorable reviews. So far my number one feeling is I Miss Bette Porter, but I'm willing to see this thing through. The good news is that girlfriend was ALL OVER TV promoting on Chelsea Lately, Craig Ferguson, Good Day LA and Access Hollywood. Oh, and so far her Chicago Code wardrobe has consisted purely of a power suit, cop uniform and white tank top, which might pique your interest.
She also gives this really funny/astute quote to New York Magazine:
"There were times on The L Word I longed to be around testosterone, or needed to have more of a balance. I loved being with all the women and I loved the way people processed things so much — and there was a lot of talking going on. About everything. At first I got really frustrated because I was like, “Let’s just do it, let’s stop talking about it.”
Rachel Shelley popped up randomly on Joey Tribbiani's new Showtime series, Episodes last week. They film this in London (even though it takes place in LA) so her casting suddenly makes a lot of sense. Also, she does a valley girl accent and it's pretty fun.
JB isn't the only girl headlining a brand new series: I've been staring at our very own Carmen de la Pica Morales plastered all over subway platforms for her new USA series, Fairly Legal for the past month. Sarah Shahi has also been doing the talk show circuit with appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and The Today Show.
Leisha Hailey has a horror movie, Fertile Ground, out in limited release (wait for DVD) and costars none other than Gale Harold! Warning: She has simulated sex with Brian Kinney and I may be scarred for life. Also, building buzz for the their upcoming second album, Uh Huh Her is doing a 12-date west coast tour beginning in March. Strangely, the Los Angeles dates are April 1-2 falling over Dinah Shore Weekend when every LA dyke makes their yearly migration to Palm Springs. Target demo anyone?
Have you watched The Chicago Code or Fairly Legal? Thoughts/feelings?