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[Editor's Note: Regular recapper Heather Hogan has the holiday off, but will be back next week. Kindly filling in for her this week is guest writer Elaine Atwell]
An analogy: Glee is like a box of chocolates. A box of chocolates you find sitting unattended at a bus station, and which you open because you have low blood sugar and a totally unfounded faith in humanity. And with each bite you wonder: will this be filled with razor blades, planted by someone who apparently wants to punish chocolate lovers? Will it be stuffed with so much beauty and heart and truth that it makes you cry with its sweetness? Or is it perhaps laced with LSD, which will cause you to hallucinate puppet versions of your friends, pirouetting madly to old school Janet Jackson? This week’s episode of Glee was that last kind of chocolate: sure it was a cold-blooded attempt to move singles on iTunes, held together by only the thinnest of narrative threads, but at least it wasn’t strawberry cream.
Okay, so: we open in the choir room. »
- Elaine Atwell
Second-screen company Zeebox announced the winner of its "Get a Room" contest, designed to promote "rooms" where fans can gather to talk about their favorite shows. "Heather Hogan's Summer TV Shenanigans" won $10,000 for what Zeebox called "some of the wittiest, most thoughtful TV Room conversation to date." The "Get a Room" initiative included Telemundo hosting a room for "La Voz Kids," which pulled in around 8,000 members. "La Voz Kids" drew in 14.6 million TV viewers in its first season, and during the show's season finale in July, the "La Voz" »
- Tim Molloy
Happy Post-Independence Day!
I’m feeling particularly patriotic this week after our country’s great gay rights leap forward last week thanks to a pair of Supreme Court decisions. You might have heard something about them. And if that wasn’t enough to make you thankful to be an American during this July 4th weekend, some terrible developments in Russia are a reminder that things are so much worse– and moving in the wrong direction– in large parts of the world.
Putin on the Shits?
On Sunday, Russia’s soon-to-be divorcé President Putin signed a law against the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.” The law imposes fines for providing Lgbt information to minors, for holding gay pride events, for speaking up in defense of Lgbt rights or even equating gay and hetero relationships. This bill applies to Russian citizens, media organizations and foreigners. St. Petersurg and other regional governments »
- Dennis Ayers
Zachary Quinto says he doesn’t know what the Supreme Court is going to decide, but he’s hopeful for the future when it happens. “We’ll see what happens… I’m certainly not going to hazard against it to say what happens, but I hope it’s a galvanizing moment, and I’m hopeful that [equal marriage] will be supported and we’ll continue to move forward. I think no matter what happens, it’s an unstoppable wave at this point, and I’ve said that before because I really believe it.”
If you’re hoping for Team Gay representation from Teen Wolf at Comic-Con, you’ll have to make due with Max Carver’s Ethan, because Keahu Kahuanui (who was at last night’s Hot 100 party in La) isn’t scheduled to attend. »
- Ed Kennedy
Oh Teen Wolf how you tease! Much as we love the show, the denizens of Beacon Hills never quite do all the things we want them to do… or for a sufficient amount of time. To be fair, the episodes are only 41 minutes long. They have to pack a lot of awesome in, so sometimes our favorite supes and sidekicks get short shrift.
So for hardcore Wolfies who want more of their favorite characters… and have the vivid imagination to create their own adventures, we bring you the first entry in a fabulous Teen Wolf paper doll set by graphic artist Andy Swist. (You might recall his popular True Blood paper dolls from a few years back.)
First up, everyone’s favorite sour wolf..
Pdf Version suitable for printing (right mouse-click and save)
• Print on thicker paper stock so pieces are more durable.
• Use glitter, ribbons, and other »
- The Backlot
Tags: Morning BrewEllen PageZoe KravitzTrue BloodAnna PaquinIMDbBreaking Amish
Happy Monday! Thanks to Heather Hogan for Brewing for me last Friday.
Kristene Chapa is having a difficult time moving past her being shot in the head while her girlfriend was killed last year in Texas. She told a reporter, "‘There are still times where I find myself scared, wondering if they’re going to come after me. I’m always looking around, seeing if I recognize anyone. ... Every day I think about her. I pray for her, just for her to watch over me." Thinking of you Kristene!
A lesbian couple in Philadelphia will be the first in 300 years to get married in the Quaker church.
Meanwhile in Washington state, lesbians are getting married way more often than gay men. Opb reports that "just one male couple married in Clark County for every two lesbian couples that tied the knot." Hopefully »
With the chart-topping ranks the men of Teen Wolf found themselves at in this year’s Hot 100 readers’ poll, it’s obvious that Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Daniel Sharman and Keahu Kahuanui are favorites.
But how is the actual show doing?
The MTV werewolf drama kicked off season 3 recently, so we gathered a few critics together to talk about the creative strength of the show, how the new cast additions (Charlie and Max Carver) are doing and who we’d like to see more of.
Making up this Roundtable is Damian Holbrook (Senior Writer, TV Guide Magazine), Heather Hogan (Senior Editor, AfterEllen.com), Andy Swift (Senior Entertainment Editor, HollywoodLife.com) and our own Entertainment Reporter, Jim Halterman.
Is this the kind of puppy love that is better suited for Scott (Tyler Posey)?
The show has pulled back on the Scott/Allison love story considerably compared to earlier seasons. »
- Jim Halterman
Tags: AfterEllen.com HuddlePretty Little LiarsThe KillingThe FostersThe VoiceMichelle ChamuelIMDb
This summer is the most lesbonic summer in the history of television. Between The Voice, The Talk, The Rachel Maddow Show, Ellen, The Fosters, Pretty Little Liars, Mistresses, Defiance, R&B Divas, Degrassi, True Blood, Warehouse 13, and an honorable mention to Rizzoli & Isles, we are everywhere all the time. So we asked our writers: What's your favorite leztastic thing happening on TV right now?
Erika Star: Michelle Chamuel has been the best part of my (pre) summer, and I drank an entire celebratory bottle of champagne Tuesday night to prove it. The folks on The Voice brought home the fact that she nailed the inner beauty contest, which is valid, but she's also gorgeous, wildly talented, and gorgeous. Not getting first place did wonders for Clay Aiken, Vicci Martinez and Jennifer Hudson's careers, and if her coach, or my squeals of delight, »
Tags: Doctor WhoDr. WhoFiona ButtonJaime MurrayJoanna LumleyHannah MurrayIMDb
In a recent AfterEllen huddle, we were asked what we would change about television if we could, and I answered that I would give a woman a shot at the titular role of Doctor Who. Well, clearly Matt Smith reads this website because barely a month later he announced his departure from the show, following the upcoming Christmas special. This is kind of sad news, given that the Internet has only just stopped referring to Smith as "the new Doctor," but since the franchise will carry on, so must we. And now that a change in lineup is set to occur, it's time to weigh in on who we'd like to wield the sonic screwdriver.
Photo from BBC
Since its inception, 11 actors have helmed the Tardis. They have been young and old, serious and whimsical, but they have all had a couple of things in common. »
- Elaine Atwell
Tags: Morning BrewTeen WolfIMDbThe FostersJoanna JohnsonBeth DittoJaime MurrayDefianceWarehouse 13Kristin OgataTatiana MaslanyOrphan BlackSue PerkinsEmma KennedyArrestede DevelopmentEllen DeGeneres
Good morning! And Happy June.
Teen Wolf will be getting a queer female character in the third episode of its new season. That's all we know so far, but damn that's exciting. Will she have her shirt off like all the boys on the show do?
Heather Hogan wanted me to let you all know that it is Double Jaime Murray Monday on Syfy with Defiance at 9:00 p.m. followed by Warehouse 13 at 10:00. The actress be live-tweeting both, so you can tweet along with her.
This week's Modern Love in The New York Times was written by a woman whose husband donated sperm to a lesbian couple so that they could have a child. Heart-wrenching!
A huge congrats to Beth Ditto and Kristin Ogata who got married in Hawaii this weekend! »
Tags: Morning BrewBomb GirlsPretty Little LiarsSkinsMarlene KingArchie PanjabiIMDb
Good morning! Can you believe it's the last day of May?
Look, it's Naomily on the set of Skins! They look bored.
Heather Hogan sent me two tweets and I'm not sure which one is more exciting.
As it seems there's some worry out there, #bombgirls fans, let me say that it does seem that good things are a-comin. #claimingthenomansland
— Michael MacLennan (@zenfandango) May 30, 2013
@luanarocha_lr awesome Paily scene in the premiere.
— I. Marlene King(@imarleneking) May 29, 2013
NFL player Deandre Hopkins said he's proud of his 15-year-old lesbian sister Shanterria Cobb. I love lesbros.
Want yet another sneak peek at The Fosters? We got you!
Archie Panjabi was part of »
Tags: The AfterEllen.com HuddleAfterEllen HuddleDesert HeartsLoving AnnabelleHarold and MaudePortia de RossiEllen DeGeneresCluelessQueer as FolkIMDb
As Aaliyah once sang, "Age ain't nothin but a number." Unfortunately, she was 13 and married to R. Kelly and had to get divorced, but not all May-December love stories are so tragic. With so much talk about age differences lately, whether its celebrity pairings or inane court cases, we thought we'd share our favorites.
Dorothy Snarker: Harold and Maude, which if you May youngsters out there haven't watched, you should for the Cat Stevens soundtrack alone. But mostly because Ruth Gordon is everything you've ever wanted to be when you grew up.
Bridget McManus: My vote goes to Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins in Big. Although Hanks' Josh Baskin character is physically in an adult male body for most of the film let's not forget that he's just a 12-year-old boy wooing the 30-something New York businesswoman Susan. »
Tags: Morning BrewCarrie BrownsteinZoe SaldanaLisa LingJoan JettMiley CyrusRihannaGabrielle UnionSoledad O’BrienIMDb
Good morning! Thanks to Heather Hogan for Brewing while I was out last week.
Soledad O’Brien! But I’ve been obsessed with her for years. The “Black in America” series, they take up a lot of space in my DVR, and I refuse to erase them. If you come over my house you’re gonna watch some part of “Black in America.” I will make sure the conversation is steered toward something that gives me a reason to watch “Black in America.” She has a rare combination of being painfully genuine and honest and delivering information in a way that you believe her »
Tags: AfterEllen HuddleGo OnBomb GirlsHappy EndingsSmashUp All NightIMDb
Most major networks have now unveiled their primetime TV schedules for fall, which means they've also announced the shows they've canned. For this week's Huddle, we asked our AfterEllen team which 2013 cancellation hurt the most.
Valerie Anne: Bomb Girls. I miss The Adventures of Princess and Betts already. I still can't bring myself to watch the last episode because it's the Last Episode. It hurts too much. I also haven't watched the last episode of Emily Owens M.D. and probably won't until Mamie Gummer is safely back on my television again. (As a lesbian, no less! »
From the sound of things, you should plan ahead and arrange for a group hug to be waiting for you
after watching tonight's Glee.
Syfy released a lot of news yesterday and probably the biggest revelation is that it ordered a fourth season of Being Human.
The channel also ordered a bunch of series and pilots. That included a pilot of High Moon from "television icon" (I'm going to use that title in the future, I sound too much like a fanboy when I call him a "god of teleplays") Bryan Fuller, and developing seven other dramas set in space. Every so often I'll see a complaint about how Syfy doesn't have any shows set in space (a big part of science fiction, admittedly), clearly they're trying to address that.
Syfy also ordered a few series including a horror anthology series from Jamie Foxx to air as part of Syfy's Halloween programming. »
Tags: IMDbRosie O'DonnellBomb GirlsAli Liebert
This article was co-written by Elaine Atwell and Heather Hogan.
Have you been thinking about watching Bomb Girls but putting it off? Maybe you’re already too committed to other shows or history isn’t your thing. Well now is not only a good time to jump on the bandwagon, it may be the last; the show’s producers have said that the show’s renewal hinges on tonight’s episode getting good ratings. Need another reason to tune in tonight? Here are 10.
1. Betty McRae
This is not an exaggeration: You have never seen a lesbian character like Betty McRae on your TV. A lesbian Rosie the Riveter who can't be open about her sexuality without risking her career, her relationships, even her safety— but who also refuses to stuff herself into the heterosexual box 1940s society demanded of her. She knows her life would »
Tags: Morning BrewTig Notaromarriage equalityAriel LevyKelli GiddishSassyJenna WolfeIMDbEdith Windsor
Good morning! Tgif!
If you're wondering why someone Lgbt on your Facebook is against marriage, maybe this Salon piece will help explain them to you. Out lesbian law professor Nancy Polikoff explains her reasoning:
My critique of marriage stems from the 1970s. As gay people began talking about this more, there were these questions about using the resources of fledgling legal groups on marriage. There was a significant contingent of people who identified as feminists who said, “This is the wrong approach, this isn’t what we should be doing.” That viewpoint carried the day for a long time. My point of view dates back to long before where we are now.
An interesting perspective! But on the other side of the coin, if you stand with Edith Windsor in her case against Doma, check out this site and add your name. »
Tags: Pretty Little LiarsWAPIMDbLucy HaleAshley BensonShay MitchellTroian BellisarioLindsey ShawBianca LawsonMarlene King
This article was co-written by Valerie Anne and Heather Hogan.
Pretty Little Liars fans have had a week to recover from the rock 'em sock 'em season three finale, and while the dust has settled on much of the drama, I confess that I am still slack-jawed over the big reveal of "A dAngerous gAme." No, not the reveal that Toby is alive. Or the reveal that Red Coat is Alison Dilaurentis. I am still experiencing residual shock over the confession that Jenna Marshall and Shana Costumeshop are in a romantic relationship. A relationship that brings Rosewood's queer female character count to eight (plus a lesbian bar full of pink drink-ers). It's a number that makes me wonder if Pretty Little Liars is the best lesbian show ever.
Quantity alone can't make such a claim. You also have examine »
Tags: AfterEllen.com HuddleMarch MadnessGrey's AnatomyGLEEPretty Little LiarsThe Girl With The Dragon TattooIMDb
We're officially into the second round of our March Madness Best Lesbian/Bi Character Ever poll, which means it's time for us to weigh in on our own favorites.
Bridget McManus: My pick is Dr. Arizona Robbins (Grey's Anatomy) because she represents a powerful lesbian, and actress Jessica Capshaw plays her like a real person. Robbins is incredibly intelligent, beautiful, quirky and her character is always consistent. I cherish consistency in a lady lovin' lady. The way Robbins dealt with the pregnancy of her girlfriend was spot on, and I think Hillary Clinton should consider her for her 2016 presidential running mate.
Tags: Morning BrewKatee SackhoffRachel MaddowSusan MikulaVanessa CarltonMichelle ShockedNicola GriffithZanele MuholiIMDb
Good morning! And a thank you to Heather Hogan for doing the Brew while I was out.
Of course lesbians are part of a book about bad girls! Carol Dyhouse's Girl Trouble includes this tidbit:
....flappers were portrayed somewhat inconsistently as either man-hungry or boyish, vamps or lesbians. If they weren't preying on young men, they might be preying on young women.
Maybe they were just all bisexual. Split the difference!
Out author Nicola Griffith has compiled a list of her favorite lesbian sci-fi books.
Zanele Muholi's series of South African lesbian portraits is finally coming to the U.S.! "Faces and Phases" will be on display at New York City’s Yancey Richardson Gallery now through April 6.
Lesbians, we are apparently dying younger! According to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, gay women have »
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