Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (February 15, 2008)

Dinah Shore weekend is just around the corner, and we’re finally ready to roll out our plans for the (completely free) AfterNoon on Saturday, April 5th, in the lounge at the Doral Hotel from 2:30 p.m. to whenever we feel like finishing (probably around 5 p.m.).

This year, our lineup will include Bridget McManus doing standup; improv comedy à la the Worst Date Stories performed by the WGN team plus Bridget, Cathy DeBuono, Michelle Paradise and Marnie Alton; and the filming of a scene from 3Way, with an reader in a walk-on role.

The focus of the improv will be Worst/Funniest Dinah Shore Stories as submitted by readers by April 1st. If you’ve never been to Dinah, just give us your Worst/Funniest Experience at a lesbian party or bar. The twist? Lori and I, along with Come With Me if You Want to Live vloggers Jenn and Dee, will judge each performance — for no particular reason except we like to judge people. 

Finally, to win a walk-on role on 3Way, you need to (a) be over 21; (b) plan to attend our event at Dinah; and (c) tell us about your weirdest/funniest/worst living situation by March 15th. We’ll pick a winner and notify you two weeks before the Dinah weekend. 

And for the rest of you: We’ll be videotaping everything that moves to put up on the site afterward, so don’t worry, you won’t miss anything!

“I played a lesbian prostitute in the TV series Band of Gold but I think my following really grew when I played one in the film Imagine Me & You, with Piper Perabo. I’d worked with Piper before, on the movie The Cave, so it was quite weird when we had to snog each other in the film. We just looked at each other and went: ‘Shall we just go for it?’ And we did.”
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles star Lena Headey to Britain’s Daily Mail

RACHEL WEISZ IN A BLACK LEATHER JACKET? SHE MUST BE GAY/BI!‘s Brian Juergens went to a screening of the new movie Definitely, Maybe this week and tipped me off to a lesbian subplot that is (not surprisingly) absent from the trailer. The romantic comedy is about a 30-something man (Ryan Reynolds) with a young daughter trying to choose between three women in his past: his current wife (Elizabeth Banks) and two others who got away (Rachel Weisz and Isla Fisher).

I won’t give away the ending, but this is the setup: Reynolds’ character discovers that his wife (Banks) once had an affair with Weisz’s character. He’s apparently not too bothered by this, because he still proposes to Banks’ character (she declines), then dates Weisz, and when that falls through, ends up marrying Banks anyway when Weisz reintroduces them years later as a “former lover.” Which brings him to where he is today: still torn between three women.

Weisz (left) and Banks in Definitely, Maybe

Which woman will he end up with? I don’t really care.

What I do care about is that according to Brian, even though there aren’t any actual scenes of the affair between Weisz and Banks (there’s a bit of steamy diary reading, but that’s it), “no one reacts with any horror or shame or anything about the romance, it just was what it was.”

Now that is definitely, maybe, some on-screen progress.