As a new House of Cards convert, I’m finally cued into the power of Robin Wright‘s Claire Underwood. She’s manipulative, stubborn and doesn’t care who she’s taking down to get what she wants, and that makes her a Boss Ass Bitch. (We use the term “bitch” with the same affection and reclamation that Bitch magazine does: “When it’s being used as an insult, “bitch” is an epithet hurled at women who speak their minds, who have opinions and don’t shy away from expressing them, and who don’t sit by and smile uncomfortably if they’re bothered or offended. If being an outspoken woman means being a bitch, we’ll take that as a compliment.”)
With that in mind, this week’s Huddle is all about those HBICs—Head Bitches in Charge. So tell me, group: Who is the baddest bitch of them all?
It’s been said you can’t judge a book by its cover, but lesbian gaydar is now proven to be a reality. Previous studies have shown that men’s sexuality can be read from certain aspects of their appearance, but now research illustrates we can do the same with women.
The findings: Lesbian women were right on about the lesbian’s self-identifications. Gay women were better at spotting other gay women, but straight women were “better at gauging thoughts and emotions.” (Your ex-girlfriend is laughing somewhere.)
GUYS this is the last episode of Couples Therapy and what the actual fuck? Sure, sometimes I was bored, other times I was drunk, but I never (genuinely) wanted this magnificent display of emotional growth and heavily whitened teeth to end. I’ll miss you, but not as much as Sada and Whitney will miss me. Dinah’s going to be fun, huh girls?
Watch now! MK Nobilette does “Drops of Jupiter” on “American Idol”
MK Nobilette brought out her guitar for her performance of Train‘s “Drops of Jupiter” on last night’s American Idol. The streets of San Francisco were shown behind her, as both she and Train hail from the Bay. (Remember their lez-tastic video for “Save Me, San Francisco“? Never forget.)
What’s a semi-androgynous, slightly neurotic girl to do? Make elaborate pro/con lists outlining all possible wedding outfit options- that’s what. (Side note: I scribbled “heteronormative” as a negative for wearing a suit, but my fiancée countered with “gender-conforming” under the dress column—so you know we’re meant to be.) Utilizing my extensive moderate limited knowledge of fashion and trends, I compiled my pro/con list findings to create the following wedding attire guide.
Plus an Italian sports star comes out and more.
Clara (played by Giovanna Antonelli) is an unsatisfied housewife married to the unemployed Cadu (Reynaldo Gianecchini). Together they have one son, Ivan, played by Vitor Figueiredo. When Clara meets Marina, a stunning and gifted female photographer (Taina Muller), her life changes forever. Marina’s work is mostly composed of artistic nude pictures of women, which is exactly what my work would focus on if I was a photographer. Living in LA, if you want a girl to take off her clothes, all you have to say is “photoshoot” and le panties drop. Vanity is a many splendored thing. All you need is vanity.
Marina’s go-to line is “nude photographs reveal a woman’s soul,” which is GENIUS, and eventually Marina convinces Clara to pose for her while Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die” plays in the background. Pure sex. Watching Marina photograph Clara spinning around giddily in silken gowns seriously made my morning. I am thoroughly delighted by these two. FANTASTIC.
In what is still causing shockwaves – and more than a few hearts to flutter – we were as surprised as anyone when the CW action series Arrow recently gave us its first lesbian kiss.
In the February 5th episode, Sara Lance (aka Black Canary), played by Caity Lotz, was confronted by fellow League of Assasin member Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) and ordered to return to the villainous fold.
Not only is San Francisco native Nobilette the first openly gay singer going into the top round of the competition, but she’s also the first openly gay female to compete in the finals.
From her first appearance on the show, Nobilette talked about being gay and said to Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban, “I’m very obviously gay, and there are always going to be people in America and everywhere else who are definitely going to hate me,” she said. “But I think in the last two years there have been a lot of things that have really changed that and have made it a positive thing.”
AfterEllen jumped on the phone earlier this week with the singer, who told us about the experience on the show thus far and how her girlfriend, Casey Ellis, is reacting to her part in the popular competition.