A synopsis of the past week’s news… To a man?
You have to really love this social networking age when it helps shine the spotlight on just how stupid some people can be. Case in point, Fox News pundit Monica Crowley. On Thursday, the conservative commentator took to Twitter to poke fun at the news of contraception advocate Sandra Fluke’s engagement. This was her tweet:
Fluke is not a lesbian. Crowley was obviously trying to insult her by insinuating that she is one. Classy. In response, Fluke spoke out on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” by saying: “I’m not going to let this kind of thing get to me personally. What really bothers me about it [is] the blatant homophobia in the comment, and the idea that that is an acceptable thing to say publicly.” Fluke, whom you’ll remember was also called a “slut” in February by Rush Limbaugh for her efforts on behalf of birth control coverage, continued: “I don’t want an apology from anyone personally. I think it is possible she owes an apology to the LGBTQ community, because I am not offended to be asked whether or not I’m with a woman. It’s not offensive to me to be gay, but it was clearly meant as an insult.” I like her.
Making big TV news this week (and adding another to-do to my amazing TV Editor’s list) was Lifetime’s drama “Army Wives.” First of all, I have to say that I predicted this. When I saw the promo billboards in LA for the new season of this show something told me that there was some subliminal advertising going on here by Lifetime. Here’s why:
Do you all see what I see? Regardless, welcome, new lesbian storyline! Here’s the basic info to get you started… “Life Goes On” alum Kellie Martin plays Captain Nicole Galassini – a lesbian who is happily partnered with a woman named Charlie (Ryan Michelle Bathe) but hiding it because, well, the repeal of DADT is just a start for gay and lesbian service members. On this past week’s episode, however, Charlie took a chance and decided to go meet Nicole at the bus stop where returning soldiers get reunited with their families, and this adorable thing happened:
So, “Army Wives” is now set on my DVR.
In related news, Hulu announced the launch of a new Gay and Lesbian genre category on Wednesday. As stated on their blog, “With nearly 100 titles in the new LGBT genre category, the selection on Hulu and Hulu Plus is more robust than ever, featuring content from Wolfe, Here!, TLA and Logo.” Check it out HERE.
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