Sadly, after only a few episodes that earned it underwhelming ratings, NBC has decided to cancel “The Playboy Club.” I think this is a total bummer because the show seemed to be heading in really exciting gay directions. With Amber Heard as the star and bunny Alice getting more and more adorable it was shaping up to be something pretty cool for lesbian viewers – plus straight women had Eddie Cibrian and gay men had Alice’s husband and straight men had, well, everything else. I think NBC acted too quickly here in axing this one, but at least the temporary replacement means more Maria Bello.
In music news, gay icon Tori Amos is out promoting her 12th album, “Night of Hunters,” and in an interview with Michigan’s Pride Source discussed including her 11-year-old daughter on the release and how she would be fine with it if her daughter came home and told her she was a lesbian. Her daughter, however, responded with: “Mom, I’m not a lesbian. Black guys are hot.” Amos also spoke out against the attempts to ban gay marriage in her home state of North Carolina:
“What I think is so strange. It is. (Laughs) If anybody calls themselves a Christian, I don’t see how you can ban consenting adults. I just don’t understand how you can see yourself as Christian and have no compassion for another person’s path. It goes against the Christ-like energy and light that I was brought up with.”
I knew I wouldn’t read something about Tori Amos without some mention of “energy” and “light.”
And finally this Tuesday, kudos go out to San Diego State University for implementing a degree in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies – the first college on the West coast to do so. More on that, here: http://www.10news.com/news/29386123/detail.html.