3 items from 2009
As 2009 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the people and events that made this the Best. Lesbian. Decade. Ever. in pop culture.
Luckily for all of us, there was far more information to have mentioned from the last ten years than we could have included in this brief survey. That's why our lists for each year are not intended to be exhaustive, but are instead snapshots of different memorable moments that included the representation of lesbians and bisexual women in film, television, music, literature, comics, sports and the Internet since the year 2000.
Chavela Vargas[/link] comes out
Mexican ranchera music legend Chavela Vargas publicly came out as a lesbian at the tender age of 81.
Angelina Jolie wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar
Angelina Jolie won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Girl, Interrupted and told Talk Magazine, "I only play women I would date. »
Earlier this year, Jimmy Fallon attempted to get the entire cast of "Saved by the Bell" back together for a reunion show, and while that project did lead to a fantastically wacky sketch starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Fallon ultimately fell short. He certainly followed through last night, however, as "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" hosted the first performance by Jawbox in 12 years.
For those not familiar with Jawbox's oeuvre, they're one of the great post-hardcore bands. They began their life playing in the Washington, D.C. punk scene and put out records for Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye's Dischord Records. The buzz surrounding their indie success lead to a major-label deal, and they even had a minor hit in 1994 with a delightful blast of melody and noise called "Savory" (which could be found kicking around MTV that spring). The band split amicably in 1997 and splintered into a few different »
- Kyle Anderson
Sundance released their slate for 2010. It includes:43 documentaries on the Middle East12 films about friends who 'discover' something33 movies about people you've never heard about1 comedyHopefully the lineup this year is strong but it doesn't look that way compared to last year. Last year we had Push (Precious), that Lil Wayne documentary that never went anywhere, Mystery Team which might make my top ten, Moon, Mike Tyson documentary, Cold Souls. Just so much last January that was excellent. I hope I don't go out therer and freeze my tail off just to see...I don't know, a documentary about a former Pakistani prime minister or something silly like that.Here's the lineup so far: Premieres To showcase the diversity to contemporary independent cinema, the Sundance Film Festival Premieres section offers the latest work from American and international directors as well as world premieres of highly anticipated films. Presented by Entertainment Weekly. »
3 items from 2009
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