Sex and The City’s Lesbian Casting Call and John Hughes’ Heroines & Love Stories


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SEX IN THE CITY CASTING: “I could just pull my hair back and put some shorts on and I could just become a lesbian?” – Sex and the City casting in NYC calls for models, celebrity types, upscale socialites, urban clubgoers, gays or lesbians, international types & professional soccer players. Video from the casting call:

CYBERCULTURE: A party where Twittering is forbidden: “You are cordially invited to Protocols NYC, an off the record, no tweeting, no blogging, no photos, salon.” (@nytimes)

SMACKDOWN: Comic Confrontations: Judge Judy Vs. Glenn Beck (@jezebel)

GAY BOOKS ON MY MIND: Out & About: Gay Teens Live, Love and Learn in Young Adult Fiction. (@the school library journal)0809_breakfast-club_392

RIP JOHN HUGHES: Who Was The Ideal John Hughes Heroine? (@jezebel)

Tales of a Neo-Maxi-Zoom Dweebie: Everything I needed to know about love, I learned from John Hughes. (@nerve)

LADY GAGA: Is she fucking with us? I can’t tell anymore! “It’s not something that I’m ashamed of, just isn’t something that I go around telling everyone. Yes. I have both male and female genitalia, but I consider myself a female.“: Is Lady Gaga the World’s Most Famous Intersexed Pop Diva? (@queerty)

SHARK WEEK TV: Unhappily implicit in “Shark Tank,” the title of a new reality show from producer Mark “Survivor” Burnett, is the promise that viewers will, metaphorically speaking, see contestants gobbled up and devoured — or at least suffer public humiliation: Mark Burnett’s “Shark Tank” Premiering august 9th on ABC.

MOVIES: Julia & Julia director Nora Ephron addresses claims that Julia Child expressed pity for lesbains and called gay men “fags,” “homovipers” and “pansies.(@advocate)


PROP 8: Gay rights groups attempting to intervene as full-fledged platiffs in a federal gay marriage lawsuit are rebuffed by the lawyers in charge of the suit. (@on top magazine)

POLAND: A polish court has banned a woman from using terms like “queer” or “fag” to describe her young gay neighbor.

ISRAEL: Israeli President Shimon Peres says gay center shooting hurt all Israelis: the shots fired at the beginning of the week at the gay and lesbian community hurt all of us – as people, as Jews, as Israelis. (@haaretz)

FLORIDA: Out with the old anti-gay senator (Mel Martinez) in with a new one (Governor Crist)? (@advocate)

My south Florida neighborhood is inhabited largely by loving gay couples. My own street has five couples alone. They are lawyers, real estate agents, chefs, animal rights activists and all of them are wonderful, stable people. All of them have no rights as couples. All of them cannot adopt. Get your act together Florida!—Intern Lily

LGBT VETERANS: On Wednesday, the first ceremony to honor LGBT veterans took place at Daley Plaza in Chicago. (@go)


pricillareyesCheck out Mary Gaitskill’s fantastic & famous short story, Secretary, the inspiration for the film starring Maggie Gyllenhall, in the nerve archives.

Interview with Christine Phillips of The Erotic Lesbian Coloring Book, described as “Part art, part cultural commentary, part playful, and part plain old hot.” (@geekporn girl)

Sex Advice From Goths: “ Is wearing all black emblematic of a gloomy love life? ” (@nerve)

WEBSITE TO WATCH: “The goal of Real Queer Porn is to create a comprehensive online directory and history of queer porn. We’re not talking about the fake “girl on girl” stuff you can find just about anywhere – we’re interested in creating the ultimate destination to find your next truly authentic, feminist, and honestly QUEER  porn source.”


lily-iconIntern Lily: It is well known that Kate Gosselin of “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ fame has one of the worst haircuts on television. Her hair looks a lot like porcupine living in the hair of a middle aged lesbian circa 1994. This is why this is the most incredible thing ever. I know what I’m going to be for Halloween! (It is so popular that it is already out of stock!) (@buycostumes)

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. I have no comments today… so in lieu of stupid opinions I will share my favorite quote of the day! Wooh!
    “I’m sexy, I’m hot. I have both a poon and a peener. Big f*cking deal” – Lady Gaga

  2. I feel like lady gaga has had many a camel toe. That was the first thing that came to my weirdo mind when I read that story.

    • IDK about that. But yeah she never wears pants. There would be more evidence. And then the way she dances there is no way she could keep that tucked and hidden while droppin like it’s hot.

    • Does anyone else find it odd that the comment box is telling me that “intersex” isn’t a word? *SIGH*

      Our society sucks.

  3. ^ Does the comment box have spell check?! I’ve been using Word to check everything… (yet still get things wrong, mind you)
    -_- < that is the face of unimpressed-ness.
    As far as Shark Tank…I just mindlessly watched it and all I have to say is: Would anyone really waste their money on a surgical Bluetooth insert? What is the world coming to!?

  4. faaaa!!!! ill be soooo pissed if lady gaga has a penis. a friend thinks she looks like a dude in drag so he calls her sir lady gaga. we even place a bet on it. DID I JUST LOSE?!?! im gonna need more proof. i will be sooooooooooooo so sososososososossooooo pissed!!!

  5. from Lady Gaga’s twitter
    “Love you Japan! Pokerface just went #1! Thanku!!. My show was so good last night. I just had to go home and suck my own hermie dick, suckka”

  6. if this is all just a publicity stunt for lady gaga, I will be hella pissed. last thing we need is MORE gratuitous shock-factor queer-mongering. so here’s hoping it’s not just a publicity stunt!
    although, frankly, I find the whole trying-to-figure-out-if-she-really-has-a-penis thing pretty weird.

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