Ellen DeGeneres Lesbian Interview Extravaganza: Celebrating The Women Who Showed Up


There’s probably no greater TV moment then when a queer woman on TV interviews another queer woman. Well, I mean there are probably some other great moments (the Olympics comes to mind), but Ellen DeGeneres interviewing Rachel Maddow was still pretty life changing. A week ago I told you that Lindsay Lohan would be appearing on the Ellen Show to promote her Playboy spread. (Pun intended). Did you see the Playboy spread?!? It was awesome and fully deserving of Ellen’s calm and steady voiced discussion. Unfortunately Lohan missed her flight from Hawaii and thus will not be appearing on Ellen. Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson appeared in her place and the Ellen Show will not be rescheduling her taping. Lohan offered to tape the show the following day, but unfortunately that was scheduled to be the last taping of the season. I think we can all agree this is a bummer for everyone involved.

But! Since we can’t deliver on our Lilo promise, we offer you instead this Christmashaukkanazaka gift of other appearances on Ellen by queer women and Ellen Page.

Rachel Maddow (We originally posted this here):

Jodie Foster:

Wanda Sykes:

Portia de Rossi:in 2009

Portia de Rossi in 2010:

Ellen Page:

NEXT: The Eth, Queen Latifah, Jane Lynch and Vintage Lindsay!

Melissa Ethridge:

Queen Latifah in 2009:

Queen Latifah in 2010:

Jane Lynch:

What the hell, just for fun, Justin Bieber:

But hey! Did you know that Lindsay Lohan has actually appeared on the Ellen Show something like six times?! No wonder she wanted to promote her pictorial with Ellen.







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Lizz is a consumer, lover and writer of all things pop culture and the Fashion/Style Editor at Autostraddle.com. She is also full time medical student at Brown University in Providence, RI. You can find her on the twitter, the tumblr or even on the instagram.

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        • wait, are you also talking about queer people in general? Because I wouled think that it’s totally okay for someone to hide or deny their queerness *especially* when safety is involved, or at least comfort.

          • I was talking within the context of this post: “When a queer woman on TV interviews another queer woman.” Autostraddle is all about highlighting awesome queers, sometimes celebrity and sometimes not. In this case, public figures. I was replying to “Oh, do we have to go with straight until proven gay?”
            I don’t think it’s worth looking up to women that are public figures and potentially queer on the basis of being queer (and otherwise awesome) if they aren’t public about their queerness.

            But Lizz posted a disclaimer, so. Whatevah.
            I’m not sure why you would think I was talking about queer people in general on a post specifically about celebrities.

  1. I mean, if you’re going to go along with it, then you could also post the interview of another “queer woman”, Kristen Stewart when she was on Ellen for the Twilight promotion ;) ;)

  2. i’m sorry but this is just lindsay yet again squandering another opportunity and showing a lack of professionalism. still don’t and will never feel sorry for how she screws herself and her public image over.

    anyway, i LOVED,LOVED,LOVED when portia was on the show. she and ellen are such an adorable couple.

    • Ha, I also get this a ton (it was more pronounced when I had a more similar hairstyle to her, now it’s shorter though and with bangs that cover up my matching large forehead), hitting its peak, of course, around when everyone saw “Juno” but continuing every so often to this day. I never had a celebrity anyone thought I looked like before her! And how delightful that she should turn out to be gay as well (okay okay maybe not but, c’mon).

  3. Hey guys,
    with regard to Ellen Page she got thrown in initially when Jess and I were gathering a list of interviews relevant to your interests. She and Bieber were left on for funsies and I didn’t mean to project a sexual orientation on her (or Bieber for that matter).
    Sorry for the confusion!

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