Julia: Ames, I have a seriouz FOR REALZ problem.
Amy: What's that?
Julia: There are barely any lesbians left on TV, and the ones that ARE left (especially the lame, pseudo ones) are getting so irritating that I'm starting to want to throw things at them when they're on the screen. For a TV addict lezzie nerd like myself, this is upsetting.
Amy: I hear you, sister.
Julia: I mean, even Calzone on Grey's Anatomy went from being super cute and vaguely sexy (in 30-second-per-episode increments) to being annoying this week. They have turned into the giggly twins, a la: "Let's matchmake our straight friends and GIGGLE about it. Every single time we're onscreen!"
Amy: I don't watch Grey's. Is her name really Calzone!?
Julia: Callie + Arizona = Calzone.
Amy: Love it.
Julia: Sigh. They were slim pickin’s even before this recent turn, but now? Ugh.
Yeah, 'Zona. That's totes how excited I am about your storyline right now, too.
Amy: There are WAY more gay men on TV. I chalk it up to gay men's tendency to be involved in the industry as actors and producers, etc.
Julia: And let's not even talk about Claire on Heroes, or the incredibly unlikely possibility that Santana and what's-her-face on Glee will ever get a real lesbian subplot.
Amy: Yeah, but what about Sue Sylvester?
Julia: I think the neutered, funny, catty gay guy is perceived as being less threatening to the American public than a woman who doesn't need to have her entire world revolve around a dude. And Sue Sylvester is straight!
Amy: Puh-leaze. She'll come out soon enough.
Julia: Ha! Ooh, did you hear that they just signed Molly Shannon on Glee to play Sue's arch-nemesis, the new astronomy teacher/badminton coach? I read that last week and died a little of sheer happiness.
Amy: Yes! And that's so exciting.
Julia: If they ended up together as a comedic lesbo couple, that would make me so happy!
Amy: How can you die a little? Either you die or you don't.
Amy: Just teasing you. I miss M-Rod on Lost. Is she coming back this season?
Julia: Prob not.
Julia: I know. Buzz was, a year or two back, that the producers were not at all happy with her.
Amy: I know, she's trouble. It's part of why