What Happened To Our BEST Summer Of TV Lesbian Romance?

 I was psyched when I heard about the lesbian coupling on ABC’s: Mistresses.

Unfortunately and inevitably, Lesbian viewers are ONCE AGAIN disappointed by writers who just can’t seem to get their act together enough to write a decent heterosexual story arc, much less a compelling lesbian story arc.

Really Mistresses? Really?

Isn’t it bad enough that lesbian viewers are subjected to that unfunny quasi Caitlin doppleganger Joss, but to deny us interaction beteen Joss and Alex for FOUR weeks is egregious (Remember last time we saw Joss and Alex  was 3 weeks ago when Joss told Alex that she wanted a relationship and in the most recent episode there is no Alex, making it four weeks.

Now I see in the latest preview for next week’s episode that Alex is going to accuse Joss of breaking their date (which Joss did in order to help her boss secure a new client) to sleep with him ()Which she didn’t).

But here’s the thing (Because there is always a “Thing”)’

Four weeks ago Alex told Joss she couldn’t go on because she developed feelings for the woman and needed more. Joss sought the advice of a heterosexual male and decided that she would be in a relationship with Alex.  In fact she more or less promised to be the “Best Girlfriend EVER.

So what happens next? I see a clip of Alex confronting Joss about : Cancelling their Date Night in order to sleep with her boss!

It’s quite plausible that Alex would believe such a scenario, given the way that Joss has ignored her since pledging to become the BEST Girlfriend Ever, 3 WEEKS AGO.

Only 2 episodes left of Mistresses and all the Alex/Joss fans have seen are crumbs while the Heteros enjoy a smorgasbord of scandal and illicit sex.

However that doesn’t transfer to television. It seems as if TV is written by 13 to 24 year olds. In fact isn’t it written by 20 somethings like Lena Dunham? No wonder they either surf the web o steal Fan fiction and other derivative works, or as in the case of Alex and Joss, Give us NOTHING.

Hey the same goes for the story arc opn Rookie Blue: Where we have Holly an intelligent, beautiful lesbian never interacting with Gail in any meaningful way.  Can they converse for more than 20 seconds PLEASE?

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On Film women have (For the most part) have evolved and show a level of strength that is Intellectual, Emotional, combined with Physical aspects. These characters are central to the story all by themselves, with independent voice and will.

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#1 – The ORIGINAlL: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009, trilogy): Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander.Destroyer of perverts and technological guru in a teeny-tiny tough-as-nails independent package of eccentric awesomeness. Lisbeth Salander embodies a universal sort of strength that is transcendent of gender and social norms. (Read an excellent review of Lisbeth Salander.

here: http://theallegiant.com/lisbeth-salander-the-most-important-character-ever-written/)

Rapace was epic in pprtraying Salander as fearless in the face of giving us a realistic lesbian sex scene in: The Girl Who Played With Fire [Scene HERE].

Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Johnson#2 – The Color Purple: Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Johnson (1985): Celie is cinematic proof that female power is an evolving process. She is unquestionably strong and compassionate from the beginning of the story, but once she finds her voice, Celie is one of the most beautiful examples of self-actualization ever written or portrayed.Very mild lesbian subtext.

 Uma Thurman as “The Bride”/Beatrix Kiddo#3 – Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2 (2003, 4): Uma Thurman as “The Bride”/Beatrix Kiddo. Kitana wielding assassin who achieves ultimate revenge and saves her child, with an unforgettable scene where she awakens from a coma and commands herself with the highest order of internal will to: “move your big toe.”


Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley#4 – Alien(s) (1979, 1986, 1992): Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley. In this epic, Ripley is the alien-battling, authority-asserting, uber-intelligent, goddess of sci-fi. She even kicks butt in a penal colony full of violent men, while expressing a sort of wild shaved-head femininity.


Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling#5 – Silence of the Lambs (1991): Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling. Young FBI agent willfully engages an incarcerated psychopathic cannibal and stops a sadistic serial killer with stoic grace and professional nerves of steel. (For an excellent review of this film, read here)


Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth#6 – Elizabeth (1998): Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth. Female strength didn’t begin yesterday. Quote: “I am not your Elizabeth. I am no man’s Elizabeth. And if you think to rule, you are mistaken.”


Michelle Rodriguez as Diana Guzman#7 – Girlfight (2000): Michelle Rodriguez as Diana Guzman. In spite of its rather cheeky title, this film features gritty fight scenes and an intensely realistic young woman with immense internal and external power. Quote: “I love you. I really do.” … And then Diana punches Adrian in the face.


 Ziyi Zhang as Jen Yu#8 – House of Flying Daggers (2004): Ziyi Zhang as Jen Yu. Impetuous and tradition-defying, sometimes even immature and vain, Jen Yu becomes a master fighter and a woman filled with inner peace. “I am the Invincible Sword Goddess, armed with the Green Destiny that knows no equal!”


Milla Jovovich as Alice.#9 – Resident Evil (5 films: 2002-2012): Milla Jovovich as Alice. The greatest action heroine of all-time. Her strength lies not only in her incredible martial arts and shooting skills, but in her intelligence and ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds over and over again.


Zoe Saldana as Cataleya#10 – Columbiana (2011): Zoe Saldana as Cataleya. A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota. A great movie that will keep your heart pounding until the last moment.


Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux#11 – Aeon Flux (2005): Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux: Sci-fi justice-fighting political huntress risks all to uncover the truth and save the day. Charlize Theron looks breath taking in this film and incredible 180 from her film Monster.


Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe#12 – The Matrix Revolutions (2003): Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe. Captain and uber-skilled pilot of the Zion hovercraft Logos. She may not be the main character, but Niobe portrays a combination of strength and independence in the film that is unmatched.

Honorable Mention:

Charlize Theron as Aileen Wournos in the movie Monster. A dark film chronisling the tragic and exploited life of America’s 1st Female Serial Killer. Remember there are no “weak” serial killers.


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