Club Skirts’ Reveals 2014 Dinah Promo

CLUB SKIRTS DINAH SHORE WEEKEND
RELEASES NEW PROMO VIDEO
FOR THE DINAH 2014

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As the original Dinah Shore Weekend (April 2- April 6, 2014) is, for the 24th year in a row, about to bring all-time high temperature records , Club Skirts has just released a brand new promo video, “The Lesbian Book Club”, giving a hot glimpse into what the biggest lesbian event in the world is all about. Continue reading

The Golden Globes Nod to Queer Characters

The Golden Globe nominations came down yesterday and as I read the list, I began to get more and more excited. Especially in light of the fact that the beloved Spanish couple of Christina and Isabel (Crisabel) are no more,  but much more on that later. What got me so joyous was the fact that several of actresses that played queer have been nominated in their various categories.

Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany

Let’s start with the Best Actress in a Drama Series. To the delight of lesbian everywhere, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) were nominated. Score two for the lady queer factions. Also among their group are Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

My money is on rookie Tatiana Maslany for the unbelievable job on the BBC America dark thriller, as she portrays seven distinctive characters including, Sarah Manning, a street smart British orphan; Allison Hendrix, an uptight  homemaker and Cosima Niehaus, the dread-wearing, tattooed science geek. Although snubbed in this year Emmy race, she did pick up Best Actress in a Drama Series at the Critics’ Choice Awards this past June. Beating out multiple Emmy winner Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad along with Bates Motel’s Vera Farmiga, Parenthood’s Monica Potter and The Americans’ Rhys. Continue reading

Gay Kisses & January Premieres

So instead of doing ‘Pineapple Express 2′ Seth Rogan and James Franco took the time to make us laugh. They created a shot-for-shot parody of Kanye West’s Bound 2 featuring his baby mama, Kim Kardashian. What’s really funny is that the spoof makes us slightly less uncomfortable than the actual video. The duo even locked lips twice during the four-minute video.

BBC American has released an Orphan Black Season 2 teaser of their 2014 opening date. So yea! Continue reading

Dinah 2014 Name Lezomedians

CLUB SKIRTS DINAH SHORE WEEKEND
PRESENTS
THE DINAH COMEDY NIGHT
Featuring Chelsea Lately’s Fortune Feimster With Last Comic Standing’s Gina Yashere & Erin Foley

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Palm Springs, CA – The Dinah Comedy Night brings together three of the most acclaimed female stand up comics, Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm at The Palm Springs Convention Center, in what is poised to be an unforgettable evening of hilarious stand-up comedy. Continue reading

Angela Robinson Relinquishes Girltrash: All Night Long

When the announcement of the long-awaited screening and DVD release dates came through recently, anticipation and relief was felt for all those who have stood waiting on the sidelines, since the principal photography of the movie version of the rather successful web series Girltrash! was completed in 2010.

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The Queer Word ’round Town

Nisha Adhikari (Kiran) and Deeya Maskey (Diya) in Soongava.

Nisha Adhikari (Kiran) and Deeya Maskey (Diya) in Soongava.

The lesbian film Soongava: Dance of the Orchids is being submitted by Nepal as their contender for next year’s foreign-language Oscar category according to Variety.

‘Soongava’ tells the tale of independent and strong-willed Diya, a Nepalese dancer. She develops a close relationship with fellow dance pupil, Kiran. Distraught at the news that her parents have found a suitor for her to marry, Diya and Kiran deepen their relationship and become lovers. Breaking off her engagement Diya risks everything to be with Kiran. Continue reading

Orange is the New Black; Represents for Queer Women

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Orange is the New Black

The reviews about Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is unbelievable. The hashtags are flying, the new created Facebook pages are building, the forums, Tumblr blogs are being created about lead characters Piper and Alex are growing.

The book of the same name was written by Piper Chapman and is an autobiographical account of her younger self as she served a fifteen-month sentence at a low-level correctional facility. She pled guilty to criminal conspiracy for smuggling money ten years earlier for her ex-girlfriend, who was part of an international drug ring. Continue reading

The New Stylized World of Lesbian Tv

We are most excited about the addition of two new television series from Canada and Australian. Both with lesbian and queer characters and relationships in its fold and fortunately both have  followed the new trend of not including these themes as just a sweepstakes ploy or male catching gimmick.

pictureFirstly the highly successful Canadian-made, BBC America produced drama, Orphan Black, a sci-fi TV series co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. This suspenseful, sexy thriller features Tatiana Maslany in the lead role of Sarah Manning, an outsider and orphan. After witnessing a traumatic incident she assumes the identity of a look-a-like, Elizabeth Childs, and is thrown head first into a dangerous and mind-numbing mystery wrapped around the fact that she is a clone.

It has been highly lauded by the critics as well as fans especially for its main protagonist and her powerful and believable portrayal of so many contrasting characters. One of these characters is a biologist, Cosima Niehaus. Continue reading

From the Small to the Big Screen, the Lesbians Have Arrived!

The-FostersAfter a long vacation I’m back and it would seem I’ve arrived just in time because come June 3 on ABC Family, ‘The Fosters’ will begin its first season. Since the cancellation of the L Word, there has not been a lesbian-themed drama on American television or cable. There has been in recent times an influx of lesbian characters and couples on Prime-time TV that have graced our screens. Some of even gained our admiration for the direction and handling of the characters on these shows, as opposed to the usual frustrations of an early kill off, turned suddenly straight or any of the numbers of bad storylines we – the public – have been subjected too.

So it was with great skepticism and apprehension that I approached the first rumblings of a lesbian hour-long drama in the pipeline. Then I got wind of the premise of the show and my interest peaked a bit more because in its history, Prime-time or cable have never been offered their viewers and especially viewers with my interest the chance to view the inner workings of a lesbian family.

So is the story behind ABC Family’s new one hour drama The Fosters. Headed by Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez and her production company Nuyorican Productions.

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