This lesbian adores Mariel Hemingway. In a non-platonic kind of way. I've had an affection for her ever since seeing Personal Best way back in the day. She moves me in ways I'm far too polite to mention in mixed company. No, she's not a lesbian but she plays one convincingly and isn't afraid to take on such roles.
Mariel (I get to call her Mariel since she and I have such an intimate history) has a new movie coming out, In Her Line of Fire. She portrays a lesbian Secret Service agent who must protect the vice president when their plane goes down behind enemy lines. The plot seems a bit... well... let's just say I think it may require more than a modicum of suspension of disbelief. Even so, this movie has the tough girl appeal of GI Jane with the added bonus of lesbian characters.
That woman Mariel's about to kiss? She's Jill Bennett, an out lesbian actress. Her bio indicates she had an ongoing role in the final season of 90210, but neither Wendy nor I recall her from our days of watching zip codes. Napping during episodes can have that effect.
The movie is a product of the here! network which "... offers a wide variety of groundbreaking and acclaimed original movies and series plus the world's largest collection of gay and lesbian films appealing to the broad-based, diverse LGBT audience." It's also being shown in a handful of theatres.
Had you heard of it? The movie or the network? I hadn't. That's one reason I'm posting about it today. Perhaps it will interest you too.
"The here! networks - Gay Television On Demand. Available in many markets as a subscription service. Also available on DISH Network Ch 537 and DirecTV Ch 599 (Tues). For more info, go to heretv.com"