“I once made a mix cd for a girl that I was in love with, only I didn’t know I was in love with her. It consisted of several amazing tracks, I’m sure, but the only two I can remember right now are “She’s So High Above Me” by Tal Bachman and “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer. I drop hints like bombs. BOOM!”
Let’s have a round for androgyny
There are women here who’ve founded their own companies and nailed funding from VCs and women who want to find the intersection of fashion and technology via embedded circuits. All of this is incredibly inspiring, but also in one small way problematic: when you’re confronted with super ambitious, brilliant women changing our technical landscape, how the hell do you behave yourself?
Ilene continues to talk about writing The L Word movie while speaking to large audiences in public, hoping to retain her small bulb of power, maintain our attention. Kate Moennig says Season Two is her favorite. Also she loves True Blood and has a new movie in November.
Riese & A;ex hit the red carpet with one functional microphone and a lot of spunk. Interviews include Erin Foley, model Jessica Clark & trainer Lacey Stone, Kate McKinnon, Nicol Paone, Jeffery & Cole (The Very Good Looking Gay Boys), Del Marquis of the Scissor Sisters and the um, Paradiso Girls.
Is writing harder for women? What’s Shane doing in Monte Carlo? Will the gays win the dream wedding contest? How much money will Connecticut make from New York’s anti-equality legislation? Why are gay women segregated in jail? Why ask why? Go to SamRo’s!
“Upon hearing that I’m not a regular, she is quick to whip out some Sly lesbian folklore; her ex-girlfriend alleges she once saw Ruby Rose and Jess Veronica make out in the very spot that we were standing. Her ex was probs also at Woodstock.”
“Clay Aiken’s gay, and I’m gay, and we couldn’t be more different. The only thing that is the same about everyone in the gay community is that we’re gay. … Why can’t we talk about a human community?”
“The Tony Awards aired on Sunday night, and not only were they gayest thing on TV all week, they were probably the gayest thing on TV ever.” Leisha Hailey’s on Maneater and Carly makes her roommate watch for her, Showtime debuts Nurse Jackie and the new season of Weeds, SYTYCD gets dykey haircuts.
Carlytron & Riese visit Johnny McGovern’s Big Gay Pimp Show, Adam Lambert signs a record deal and comes out on the cover of Rolling Stone, Rachel Maddow calls Obama Out, Anderson Cooper chats with Dan Choi, Lindsay & Sam travel together, Margaret Cho says “let my people go,” Sarah Palin appears in the woods.
Something about Amanda’s music brings out the wide-eyed teenage fangirl in me; I haven’t felt this way about a singer since I was 12 and Shirley Manson told me she was only happy when it rained.
We thought this would be easier — the hardest part, we imagined, would be coming up with just ten. Surely if we thought really hard, wikipedia’ed (we expected a “lesbian characters in plays” list of some sort to appear … it did not), checked out the glbtq encyclopedia and googled some shit, we’d be rushing to narrow down the contenders by Sunday afternoon. I mean, there’s Maureen & Joanne from RENT, to start with. And then … um.
If I were to make a list of television characters that disappeared without explanation, Papi would be on it.
“In a number of the photos released by Britney’s management, a heavy-set older man in a white, sleeveless working man’s vest can be seen hovering in the background. That’s her father, Jamie Spears, who took complete legal control of her life last year. It’s he who has the whip hand in Britney’s life now.”
Because we’ve been serious at the Roundtable for the last two weeks, we went easy on ourselves this week and asked what song makes you jump up and scream OMG THIS IS MY JAM! at the club? You know, the club? Where all the girls go to get down?
“In addition to sending us 50 emails a day, Joe Solomnese has been making secret deals with Washington — namely, to prioritize the hate crimes bill and the employee non-discrimination act over “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”
“Last night I drunkenly uploaded Robin’s lovely photos from the NewNowNext Awards and drunkenly wrote captions for said photos. I considered changing the captions this morning, but decided it’d be way faster to not change a thing!”
“Well, a friend of mine saw me playing at some point and said, ‘You know, it’d be interesting if you took paint and put it on your fingers and and left a mark of where your fingers traveled on the guitar.’ … I kind of took this idea for a minute and thought well, OK.. That was the first seed planted.”
“I should’ve pitched that f*cking book, I have a lot of imaginary stories made up about Britney’s life during the meltdown.”
Anyone But Me returns triumphantly with two new episodes.