They released some rather comical, tongue in cheek adverts (like the one below) which to no surprise had complaints to ofcom about.
As I am flying into Dallas on my journey to Whitney, hopefully I will be catching up with the ladies for a quick glass of wine before my final flight to the Carolinas!
The cast are continuing with their shenanigans and have toned down the sex, this could be due to a change in editing who knows. Romi seems to be coming out as our top favourite lately, turning herself around by becoming sober and focusing on her career. Romi has also only just launched her own jewllery line Hija Por Vida with her friend. We absolutely love Romi's style and think this is a great path for her so we wish her all the best. Also what are the odds that her & Francine from TRLW are throwing a girls party in Hawaii? Fun Girl Hawaii- Just our luck we've left!!
Cori & Kacy are the 'unicorn' couple and remind Whitney & I very much of ourselves. They seem really sweet and will be contributing to our Real Life Lesbians campaign (thanks ladies!)
With the last post I was asked to discuss the lesbian fictional characters on TV. It seems that within the last couple of years, the representation of lesbians has risen on TV. This is rather welcome as a lot of TV series will bring in gay male characters, but rarely lesbians. There does however seem to be a trend where a gay male character will have a longer standing in a series, and they definitely wouldn't try turn him 'straight' again. That is the only annoyance we often have with fictional TV, is the portrayal of a woman coming to terms with being gay, establishing a relationship. coming out to everyone... and they returning to a male. This is rather disheartening and whilst can be true for some out there, it sets the image that lesbians can be 'turned' and gay men cannot. When in fact, (we believe) that we are born the way we are that is that.
Greys Anatomy is a personal favourite of mine and I was very happy when Callie (quite surprisingly) turned out to be gay. I rather adore her and especially love her relationship to Arizona. Of course the down point was once they broke up, Callie immediately slept with a man and became pregnant. Woops. They do however have a happy ending with a wedding (though not legal) and a baby.
There has also been a focus on teenage lesbians of late, which I think is fantastic as I would have loved to see that when I was younger.
I think both representations of Emily and Santana are a positive step in the right direction and hopefully will help those going through the same sort of issues.
"The dear old egalitarian BBC protested that its policy is to portray gay and hetero- sexual relationships in exactly the same way, both equally suitable for pre-watershed viewing. But are they equally suitable?
Are soaps, watched by pre-pubescent children — who may still have some tattered remnant of innocence that we should cherish — really a proper platform for sexual propaganda and special pleading?"
With those I have discussed above there does seem to be a move to representing the femme lesbians out there, which I personally love to see as I feel that portrays my life to a certain extent. However, when they only introduce a token lesbian character now and then, and they're fully femme (as well as their girlfriend, which from our experience of the 'scene' is actually quite rare), they are of course neglecting a whole different type of lesbians out there and therefore haven't quite got it right yet.