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Wednesday 25 November 2009

Ming Ahh!

When you're the first person to do anything, you know you're special. For example, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, and I'm guessing he felt pretty great about being the first person to do that.

So who else has done something first? Meet this lady.

That right there is Ming Na, the first regular lesbian character to star in all 16 seasons and 3 movies of the Stargate franchise. Wait, I missed out the first Asian lesbian regular to star on television. EVER! That's right, I don't just mean in Stargate. She is the first regular Asian lesbian character to star on any show that has ever been created.

Screw you Bell, that's an achievement.

In Stargate, we see Na's character Camile and her partner Sharon together. I've been told that the episode titled 'Life' is a great example of fabulous acting and a realistic depiction of lesbians in the real world.

Come to think of it, it sort of sucks that there aren't more gay women of colour or ethnicity on our screens.

We have Latino diva Sara Ramirez on Grey's Anatomy, we previously had bi-racial Jennifer Beals and African American lovely Rose Rollins on lesbian smash The L Word and now we have this Asian beauty.

But that's about it on British and American television. I'm sure there are more, but in comparison to straight women of different ethnic origins, there are hardly any.

The moral of the story is that lesbians are better than telephones.

Ming Na - 1.

Alexander Graham - 0.

- Thanks to tweetbian TheMiR43 for the tip!

Sunday 8 November 2009

Lesbian Love On Grey's!

Pretty much all lesbians only watch Grey's Anatomy for the resident gay couple, Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Callie (Sara Ramirez).

I know, adorable.

So you won't be surprised that I cried this week after Arizona told Callie that she loved her. Finally, we have a lesbian couple who don't tell each other they're in love within the first week. We finally have a lesbian couple who haven't moved in together within three months. And we definitely don't have a lesbian couple who are going to 'make a baby' any time soon.

But the 'I love yous' were perfectly timed this week. Facial expression and timing was just astonishing between the two actresses: it was like you could tell what they were thinking.

Again, I can't do it justice with my words, the only way to really understand is watching the episode for yourself.

Keep it up, Shonda Rhimes.