Lesbians FTW: Liz Feldman’s New Show, Lilith Fair’s Fantasies & Lynch’s SAPPHIC Page Sixing

Little lesbian lambs there are so many incredible things happening for you today. Strais & Bisexuals too, obvs. Let’s begin:

lillithLILITH FAIR: Over at tripwire, everyone’s getting excitant about the return of Lilith Fair: “we thought we’d make a little Fantasy League of the Main Stage acts, featuring some of the artists that are sure to be on the roster and some that we really really wish were.” For those of you that missed this fantastic event in the 90’s, your life unfortunately is incomplete. SORRY!

So — did y’all go to Lilith Fair? Who would you like to see play? [Riese sidenote: In Detroit we had Sarah McLachlan, The Indigo Girls, Sinead O’Conner … and I can’t remember the rest. We had hummus and, I believe, um, mood enhancers?]

Tegan & Sara, Sarah McLachlan, The Indigo Girls, P!nk, Santigold and Uh Huh Her are listed as “shoo-ins.” I’d put in votes for Chris Pureka, Melissa Ferrick, Fiona Apple, Amanda Palmer, Sleater-Kinney, Emily Haines, Imogene Heap … thoughts?

LIZ FELDMAN: Lesbians are gonna be on teevee? Really? I can hardly believe my eyes — Dorothy Snarker has the lowdown on Liz Feldman’s new project!

THE LYNCH CAN DO NO WRONG: Jane Lynch has finally made it. Now that she’s mainstream, she’s now reported on in Page Six: “SAPPHIC 6-foot blonde Glee star Jane Lynch locking lips with her much shorter brunette gal pal at Blue Ribbon Brasserie in SoHo.” It is kind of hilarious that they all-capsed “SAPPHIC.” (@nypost) The Lynch also spoke to New York Magazine and provided this gem: “I don’t know how to dress. I’m not very good at it. My mother also has a perfect body. She can take something off the rack, pay $1.99 for it, looks fantastic on her. I spend thousands of dollars to look like a homeless person, and I have to go to the tailor.(@nymag)


GLAMBERT: Some lucky bitches over at Yahoo were treated to a top secret listening session of Adam Lambert’s upcoming musical masterpiece: “I am too excited about the audio glitterbombs that have been blasted directly into my unsuspecting ear canals … Yes, the music was THAT good, people. It was EXACTLY the extraterrestrial electro-opus I hoped and dreamed it would be...” Also, FYI, Adam Lambert is well aware of his album cover’s terrible/AWESOMENESS. That’s kinda the point. (@yahoo)


TRUE BLOOD: Would never do us wrong. We heart Alan Ball 4-evs, especially his promise of more gayness on True Blood for Laneia to recap! (@advocate)

BEING A FRIEND: Bea Arthur left 300K in her will to the Ali Forney Center. [Riese Sidenote: Haviland & I went to an Ali Forney Center benefit a few years ago and I did serious research about these cats the next day and what they do is f*cking AWESOME and SO NECESSARY. Yay Golden Girls!] (@velvetpark)

HOT CHICKS: Friends of Autostraddle fitness guru Lacy Stone & model Jessica Clark have started up a new webseries about lesbians in love, you should watch it b/c they are super cute!

BOOKS: After a petition with 4,000 signatures on change.org, children’s publishing company Scholastic says that it will include Luv Ya Bunches, a book that it previously banned from its book fairs over a set of lesbian characters. (@advocate)

Rent Broadway CastRENT: Parents are seeking to stop a high school in Nevada from staging two plays, Rent and The Laramie Project, claiming the productions about gay characters are “not suitable for students.” Concerned Parents of Green Valley High School Students filed a 5-page lawsuit seeking to stop the shows from opening in November. (@advocate)

GAY MEN ON TV: A Cliffs Notes version of every gay (male) character on television for the past quarter century.  It’s Time Travel Thursdays, starring: that guy from Dynasty, Melrose Place, Dawson’s Creek, Desperate Housewives, and those guys from Brothers & Sisters. In retrospect, the cut-away kiss is completely insulting and shows how far we’ve come since the early 80s with series like Queer as Folk and The L Word. Attn: People with old VCR tapes – please make a lesbian version of this compilation!

ALICE : Preview the extended trailer for the upcoming Tim Burton film Alice In Wonderland. (@spike)

DOCUMENTARY “TRAINING RULES”: Training Rules, a new documentary that examines how women’s collegiate sports, caught in a web of homophobic practices, collude in the destruction of the lives and dreams of many of its most talented athletes is making it’s way around the festival circuit and will be released on DVD early 2010. We talked about it like 10 years ago, so maybe you need it again now. Unless you’re like 10 years ago or something.

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Jess is a pop culture junkie living in New York City. She enjoys endless debates about The L Word, Howard Stern, new techy gadgets, DVR, exploring the labyrinth of the Lesbian Internet, memoirs, working out, sushi, making lists, artsy things, anything Lady Gaga touches, traveling, puppies, and nyc in the fall. Find her on Twitter @jessxnyc or via email.

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  1. Lillith fair- I’m so proud because I know who all but two of those shetastic musicians are! I am so trendy, thanks autostraddle!

    Liz Feldman has a sitcom… Okay I just passed out with glee but I’m back.

  2. haha you can leave p!nk out of the line up. She has her own festival tour called Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour 2010, where she is gonna tour the biggest stadiums across Europe and Australia.

    • Yeah she’s probably way too famous for Lilith Fair now, I don’t know why they had her as a shoo-in.

      I bet Sinead O’Connor is still available. LADY GAGA

  3. Green Valley High School is where VOTE takes place. True story. :)

    Also, it warms my heart that the Lynch phrase that I coined is sweeping the nation. You should def go see her in the Nora Ephron play!

    • I think that’s a Carlytron original, coined last year and added to the record in January 2009. Unless you both thought of it at the same time? My memory is not so good in my old age.

  4. OH and! if Kristy Hanson is not in Lilith Fair, then I’m going to be depressed about the world.

  5. Am I the only one who hates the term “gal pal,” especially when it is referring to someone far more than a pal?

  6. It will be a little unsettling if Lilith Fair deviates from the original rocker-girls-with-guitars template. Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga, while full of girlpower, would be a tad out of place there, or am I crazy in this line of thinking? Tegan & Sara and Uh Huh Her, on the other hand – yes.

    I’d be thrilled if they just recreated the original line ups and got Liz Phair, Sheryl Crow, Tracy Chapman, Melissa Etheridge, Indigo Girls, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Joan Osbourne, etc.

  7. I was twelve when the first Lilith Fair went on, but I am quite excited. If Tegan and Sara play, what a time warp from when they played at the first one, no? They would have been… in their late teens, pre Niel Young. Wacky.

  8. The trouble with sports is that the coach’s word is the law. You have to listen to the person who basically decides how far you can go, how good you can be. If you’re put on the bench, you’re not going to stand up saying you’re better than half the people playing. You’ll always have to prove yourself, but you might never measure up in their eyes, and the reason might not be your athletic performance.

    • That’s what sucks about athletics. It’s like a breeding ground for huge egos and insecurities. You’re either not good enough (because there’s always someone better than you) or you’re the best and everyone isn’t up to your level. And you could be better than everyone else but if the coach doesn’t think that then there’s a slim chance that anyone else will.

  9. I went to Lilith in 1999 or so? I don’t remember, but it wasn’t even my idea. Back then I thought girls were attractive, but didn’t exactly know what that meant for me at the time. Anyway, I remember being there with my hetero friend and seeing all the lesbians and just loving it and feeling comfortable around all those women. I drew a big butterfly on my thigh with a pen, and all the girls stopped me and asked where I had gotten my tattoo. It wasn’t uncomfortable for me, just the opposite! I guess that is kinda also a “when I knew” moment.
    I saw sarah M., Lisa L, Mya (???) and I dont remember who else.

  10. I LOVE SARAH MCLACHLAN. SO HARD. I missed Lilith Fair the first time because I was 8 or something and I only knew about the Spice Girls. OMG THE SPICE GIRLS SHOULD PERFORM

    • dude I wish Sleater-Kinney would get back together again…they were like that one couple in high school that you knew were great together but split up after graduation because they were going to separate colleges

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