Just when I thought I was rid of THE L WORD, it was announced today that co-creator Ilene Chaiken has been given the green light by Showtime to cast THE REAL L WORD…yep, you read that right…the premise is exactly what you think, the reality show will focus on the lives of six REAL lesbians living in Los Angeles…WHY GOD WHY???…I think the LOGO network should have something to say about this, since they have produced not one, but two show lesbian reality shows: GIMME SUGAR and CURL GIRLS…and both were set in LA…well, the second season of GIMME SUGAR is set in Miami…anyway, I’m not sure this is the best move for Chaiken…rumors ran rampant after THE L WORD finished its six season run earlier this year that a full-length feature film was possibly in the works in the hopes the franchise wouldn’t die like Jenny Schecter did…oh God, I really don’t want to re-live that series finale…UGH!
My two cents: if I was casting a reality show about real lesbians, I wouldn’t cast it in LA…there was a lot of constant criticism about THE L WORD on how the women weren’t real…I’m no Bette Porter or even a Papi…set the show in some random community where representation is never documented, like Nashville…yeah, that’s the ticket!…oh there’s no doubt if this series takes off, it will spawn other city casts a la THE REAL WORLD…I mean, how can it not???…
I’m not sure how to deal with this, but I will watch it!
(I was going to title this blog: I Found Someone…To Take Away my V-Jay-Jay, but I realized it was too long and kind of crude…LOL)
Well, last night, several thunderstorms and torrential rains came through my neck of the woods and we lost power at the house for about 4 hours…Mom and Dad ended up telling a few childhood stories, anyhoo, when we got power back, the cable came back too, so I fired up the home pc as quickly as I could…and I saw the headline on Yahoo:
Chastity Bono announces sex change
WTF?!?!…yes, it’s true, not long after Chaz’s (the name he will go by henceforth) 40th birthday in March, he began the transition from female to male…and I say, way to go!…the last we saw of Chaz was a guest spot on THE BIG GAY SKETCH SHOW on Logo with Rosie O’Donnell making fun of the show a la those old crusty muppets on The Muppet Show…before that, in 2006, Chaz was a team captain on the 3rd season of CELEBRITY FIT CLUB on VH1, where she lost 23 lbs. and she shared her journey with her (then?) girlfriend, Jen?…after that show, she seemed to gain the weight she lost and then some back…YIKES!…at press time last night, Cher could not be reached for comment…Mary Bono, Sonny’s widow and congresswoman, said she supports and loves Chaz…not sure what Sonny would say…I just hope when Cher found out, this didn’t happen: