1. Topanga was at some point in human history considered not only a legitimate first name for a human being, but the kind of name that would inspire in malleable teenage boys a life-long infatuation. Topanga, in our day, was leading lady name-material. Topanga (pronounced…
“Nope, instead there are absolutely, positively, unquestionably zero consequences for Finn outing Santana. Not a talking to from Kurt, his gay step-brother. Not a lecture from Burt, his super gay friendly step-dad. Not a dirty look from Rachel, his has-two-gay-dads girlfriend. Nope, just a gold star for essentially blackmailing Santana to come out or risk suspension from school. Isn’t he a stand-up guy? Hey, kids at home, out your friends and be a hero. Everyone’s doing it! Yay! Outings! YAYYYYY!”—
Whoever submitted this link, thank you. I was silently fuming wonder what to do with all this impotent rage. Sure this might do nothing in the long run, but at least I feel like I’ve done something. Now go and report the latest episode of glee, because not only was it offensive to lesbians and queers, but to women in general. Shit like that shouldn’t be allowed to be put on TV. Not this day and age. So go report them. Tell them how fucking offensive this episode was and perhaps, who knows, it might actually get better.
There is a saying that, “the world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough”. That works for prejudice and inequality too. So go be angry. Leave a message and show them how pissed off you are. Let them feel the wrath of a scorned woman and the vengeance of a disrespected lesbian. You might not change the world, but it will help lower your blood pressure.
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position - Detailed Roster GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (out of contract), Ashlyn Harris (Western New York Flash), Jill Loyden (out of contract), Hope Solo (out of contract) DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (out of contract), Stephanie Cox (out of…
Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech,” who is set to take on the upcoming film adaptation of the musical “Les Miserables,” has a big decision ahead of him.
According to the New York Post, he’s narrowed down the field of potential candidates for the role of Eponine — the impoverished girl who harbors an abiding love for Marius — to four stars: Lea Michele of “Glee,” Scarlett Johansson, Evan Rachel Wood and Taylor Swift.
As anyone who has seen “Les Miserables” knows, the part of Eponine must be played by someone who can sing well, is capable of generating immediate empathy and can convince us that she really is barely scraping by while living on the streets. It also requires the capacity to totally sell “On My Own,” the song that every teenage musical theater nerd listens to repeatedly while struggling with her unrequited feelings for a boy who really would love her if only he would give her a chance … at least, that’s what I’ve heard. I don’t know from personal experience or anything.
Assuming the New York Post’s report is semi-accurate, which of these four young ladies is most right for the part? Let’s do a quick breakdown, then open this up to the most legitimate way to cast any major movie role: an unscientific online poll.
Pros: We know she has a hell of a voice. In fact, a source close to the film told the New York Post that Michele knocked her audition “out of the park.” She’s also played Cosette in a Broadway production of the show based on the Victor Hugo novel, so she knows the material well.
Cons: Her participation will bring reminders of “Glee” to the proceedings. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but could be perceived as a negative by those who want “Les Miserables” to boast major movie stars and smack thoroughly of Oscar bait.
”—The Washington Post - “Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift or Evan Rachel Wood: Who should play Eponine in ‘Les Miserables’?” (via ms-golightly)
If you as a self-identifying female of any sexual orientation had the displeasure of watching last night’s episode of glee; I Kissed A Girl (3x07), the following reminders should be taken to heart. You as a woman are not flawed in your ability to make independent decisions,…
“Speaking of that and this whole “it’s for her own good” shit, what was with all the menfolk being the saviors for the womenfolk this episode? Oh, I get it. This is the “Glee” where the boys all saved the girls from themselves. Gee thanks, mister. What would those frail ladies with our crazy lady brains have done without the guidance of a Finn or a Puck last night? Poor closeted Santana and poor nutso Quinn might have gone on forever without being rescued. And if men weren’t saving women, women were sacrificing themselves for me. Like Rachel turning herself in for Kurt. And when women weren’t being saved by men, or sacrificing for men, they were fighting over the big lugs (i.e. world’s least likely two points on the bottom of a man-topped love triangle, Sue and Beiste).”—Dorothy Snarker (via powerlesbian)