Lady Gaga and Barack Obama Will Have the Best HRC Dinner of All Time

PRESIDENT GAGA: Lady Gaga can do whatever the fuck she wants. First she’s going to drop Kanye from her tour. Then she’s going to attend the HRC dinner this weekend, where apparently President Obama will be speaking. Then she’s going to come down to DC and join the National Equality March, which Autostraddle will be at. That’s right. Lady Gaga is going to spend the weekend with Obama and Autostraddle. She’s going to have the best weekend ever. (@lez get real)

THE SHANE SHOW IS NOT AS GOOD AS THE FIRST SHANE SHOW: The Shane Show Three Rivers might run dry before Kate Moennig has a chance to get a new hairstyle (WIG  people it’s a WIG) — the ratings sucked last night, and at last one dude thinks it should be canceled immediately. We tried to watch it for The Shane Parts, but there’s nothing worth saying, really.

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Well, there’s this: because of recasting and re-uniforming (the old ones were WAY sexier), they premiered Three Rivers with Episode 2, rather than Episode One, therefore leaving out the actually interesting character development elements necessary to care even remotely about this totally medicore show. I shared some of the pilot’s script with you a few months ago (Three Rivers Spoilers #1, Three Rivers Spoilers #2), if you’d like to begin filling in the blanks.

Three Rivers - 6-Papi

This is Papi, cramping Shane’s style by not wanting her Dad the vegetable to donate his organs to the dying people at Three Rivers. Anyhow, here’s a snippet from the Three Rivers CBS Fan Forum (to whomever wrote: “SHANE. OBVS” we know you are one of us and we salute you!)

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Look the show wasn’t exactly awesome, but Kate was great, even if Haviland insists she looks just like Erin Daniels the whole time.

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We Love You Forever No Matter What

DEXTER: Autostraddle recaps DEXTER, and begins Autostraddle Dexter Study Club!

TEGAN AND SARADORABLE: The Quin Twins don pirate aprons and make ink blots. Lots of them, which will be sold to a limited number of fans when they preorder Sainthood, which by the way, is a mere 21 days from release. (@tegan and sara)

READ A F*CKING BOOK: Because you’re literate. With the upcoming releases of adapted screenplays like Where the Wild Things Are and The Lovely Bones, you’re going to want to know which books to read so you can talk about how they were so much better than the movie. Also on the list is Derby Girl, the inspiration for Whip It! See? Reading is totally homosexy. (@cinema blend)

WHIP IT! Eclipse It! Did anyone else not know this was going on? Drew Barrymore was reportedly supposed to follow up her leztastic directorial debut with…the third installment of the Twilight series? Well, she decided not to, and she’s happy, and we’re happy and everyone go see Whip It! for the fourth time now. Break! (@eclipse movie)

However, why didn’t Whip It bring in more bank?: Everyone we know in the whole world went to see it and liked it. Except me, because clearly I am part of the problem here. On the upside, I can assure you I did not see Zombieland either.

GIRL POWER:Top Five Girl Power Movies: “I realize I am a dude, meaning I’m hardly an authority on what women want at the multiplex — and yet I do find it curious that I can think of dozens (if not hundreds) of films about groups of guys bonding in situations (like combat, cattle drives, casino heists, etc.) where romance is secondary (if not completely irrelevant) to the main plot, whereas films about females bonding over anything but romantic travails are few and far between.”

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  1. ok tegan was always my fave but now i have definitely gone over to the sara side, she’s awesome!

  2. TEGAN AND SARA AND EMY! Since I was on a roll with spending money I don’t have (laptop, bus ticket to DC), I also charged the deluxe T&S album/book/inkblot set. Aahhh so many feelings I need that album RIGHT NOW.

    Also really glad Drew Barrymore isn’t having anything to do with that Twilight crap. Maybe she can direct an adaptation of Name All The Animals or some other movie with ACTUAL lesbian content.

    • I bought the deluxe set too, justifying the cost by saying I can give the inkblot as a Christmas gift.. but the more I think about it, the more I’m probably just going to keep it for myself. #badfriend

        • I feel like the BBC would do it … I still wanna see Annie on my Mind so bad! OMG AMAZING TOP TEN IDEA RIESE


  3. I’m a Sara lover all the way. She’s so freaking cute! I loved seeing Emy, too. I don’t know any Tegan and Sara fans that aren’t counting down the days till Sainthood is released.

    • my roommate and i are cutting class that day, locking ourselves in our room with takeout chinese, and listening to sainthood all day. ALL DAY.

  4. I didn;t think 3 Rivers was that bad. But then again I have never watched a medical drama a day in my life so I have no bar set. It was hard to watch Miranda cause I feel like Shane is trapped in a cage somewhere and they are doing illegal testing on her. She needs to be released to roam free and f*ck.

    I thought papi looked pretty and her acting was pretty good.

    • I thought the show was really unrealistic. They have these futuristic bulletin boards that look like something from Star Trek. And there wasn’t much character development. Plus how many times can they talk about organ donation before the audience gets bored?

      Papi did look good, though. Super duper straight, but good.

      • Seriously, those computer things were like they have on the show about missing kids, but more importantly from MINORITY REPORT.

        @MsNJS probably if i’d never seen a medical drama before I’d have liked it ok too, hospitals are by definition a successful, suspenseful setting and plot structure.

      • They should have spent less on those ridiculous hologram boards and more on e.g. a script. Oh shane! go and be in something good!

  5. I watched parts of 3 Rivers and hated it. Janina was awesome and the only thing that kept me from having a total panic attack about Kate’s hair was that she occasionally did that sly little smile thing she does.

  6. papi probably didn’t want to pony up the organs because she didn’t want shane dimming her stars and shit. it’s totally understandable.

    while you guys were in LA, i moved to New York, and now i think i’m going to this march thing on the weekend because fuck yeah, that’s why. is there an autostraddle plan of action? should i WEAR my “property of haviland stillwell” tshirt or just bring it? i have a lot of questions.

  7. I sadly admit when faced with the choice between seeing Zombieland or Whip It at 12:01AM opening night, I did choose Zombieland. Forgive me Ellen Page for I can not resist zombie movies.
    T&S are so frakin cute. I just wanna pick em up and put them in my pocket. I must get those books! P.S. You all better have listened to Hell on the T&S site, this album is gunna be soo good guys!

    • It’s ok! I saw Where The Wild Things Are last night and still haven’t seen Whip It. I am told Ellen will understand.

  8. Whip It –> Ellen Page –> Ellen Page showed her soccer prowess on Conan last night –> Gay.

    T&S in aprons is super cute.

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