BETTER! OFF! TED! Oh man, this show totally impressed me. Smart writing, hilarious premise, and Portia was amazing. Her character on this show is kind of a combination of her two prior regular television roles (Nell on Ally McBeal and Lindsay Bluth on Arrested Development). I highly recommend this show, I can’t wait to see more.
Meet Robin! She’s a professional photographer who’s already done some amazing things, like shooting Lady Gaga and being in a Red Man video. But now she’s taking on something else – she wants to change the his-and-hers heteronormative obsession of the wedding industry. Want to help?
Meet Crystal! She’s from Australia, and so is Portia de Rossi. This probably explains why Crystal is so great at talking about music – here she tells us all about Empire of the Sun, Sarah Blasko, and Evermore.
Rachael Ray, Magic Tomato (it’s a food, not a band name), Girls Gone Wild, PJ Harvey, Rye Rye, Solange, BFF Little Boots, Perez Hilton dropping the C-word, the Kanye West Surprise, Yelle, and the drunken end of SXSW. There were alcoholic sno-cones!
Kate Moennig’s Three Rivers Pilot spoilers, plus updates on Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey
Look, there are girls in The Advocate! (As well as muxes, a subculture of trans Mexicans!) In other news, articles on transpeople continue to be worded problematically, Helena’s interrogation tape is up, and adorable seventh graders attend their teachers same-sex wedding.
Discussed: SXSW can be really Random, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, I wanna take you to a GAYYYYY bar, War Tapes, White T-Shirts for Black T-Shirt People, useful swag, the School of Seven Bells, the kinds of bands you need to see when it’s dark out, our new favorite bar the Rusty Spur, the AKAs, pasty palors, Echo and the Bunnymen, Priceless Abortion, Girl in A Coma, Graham Coxon’s New Stuff, Tricky, DEVO. Also, TAYLOR F*CKING HANSON.
Everyone in the world loves Portia, the Lesbian Exploratorium Project has created an exhibit on “Genderplay in Lesbian Culture,” and Katy Perry and Ellen DeGeneres performed a duet together? Really?
Stef’s suitcase finally arrived! She saw Devo and Amanda Palmer and Margaret F*cking Cho! Amanda asks if maybe internet silence is going to be the new punk for musical artists, and later barks like a dog at Margaret Cho.
Oprah’s “O” magazine discovers lesbians, gay mayoral candidate to run in Mexico, the Nerve Date with Jen & Lexi is super great, and Riese is mad at Ilene Chaiken.
In between being delayed in airports forever and drinking, Stef manages to rock SXSW with Little Boots, Todd P, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Box Elders, Telepathe, Those Darlins, An Horse, Hesta Prynn, and A HALF POUND HOT DOG. (That is not a band but the actual food product.)
Shane I mean Kate Moennig has a new show, Ellen and Portia are great, Lindsay and Sam are art, and some people in Minnesota and Tennessee are douchebags.
Well, I’ll be covering tech and TV. I’m not sure if I’m necessarily “qualified” … but I love gadgets and tech and TV quite a lot, which helps. My unique point of view is enhanced by my television watching habits. I watch an inordinate amount of TV.
Intro to Stef. What is Totally Gay Music. Röyksopp. SXSW. Hey guys! My name is Stef and this is “The Beat on the Street,” where I’ll be writing to you homos & homo-allies about music every week or so (except um, this week, when you’ll hear from me a LOT — but more on that […]
In good teevee news, Ellen interviewed Portia on her show and they are too cute for words. In bad teevee news, there are more interrogation tapes.
Grey Gardens is coming at your face so soon, Mexico is superqueer, and it’s Alex’s birthday.
Today we have the very first daily link fox. American Idol is supergay but the Army is not, they are kicking us out like nobody’s business.
Let’s all be bisexual allies, it’s pregnant city for Cat Cora, and the gay ducks have ruined everything.
For the past six years, we’ve watched their loves and we’ve witnessed their lives. We’ve shared their dreams … and hopes … but mostly we’ve just been patiently waiting for the following characters to stop talking and start undressing.
Talk about NOT ending with a bang. Really IFC, it’s one thing to weigh down your show’s sixth season with an endless parade of unnecessary melodramatic plot devices — a murder, a pregnant man, a stolen film, a botched adoption from homophobic out-of-towners, two out-of-the-blue love triangles — and quite another thing to, when the season ends, not even “use” these devices to infuse the series finale with aforementioned melodrama.