TV

The Marriage Ref: Not worth fighting for.

After viewing roughly 1.2 million promos for it during the Winter Olympics, I decided to give NBC’s new prime time show The Marriage Ref a chance during last night’s “special sneak preview.” Sure, the promos made it look like a boring,... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: "Law & Order: SVU" to feature Kathy Griffin as a lesbian

Next week's episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will feature Kathy Griffin playing a lesbian activist named Babs Duffy. The comedian and self-professed friend of the gays has been talking up... Read more »

The Biotic Woman: The Goode Family makes for good TV

Because I currently have to rely on the internets for my American TV shows (save the ridiculous smattering of FBI/cop shows they export to Danish television), I'm only now catching the recently-canceled reruns of the short-lived animated sitcom by Office Space/Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge... Read more »

"Boss Ladies" to Star Fashion-Forward Trans Women

Just when you though you might not want another reality show about making it big in the fashion world, along comes Boss Ladies. Billed as “an exciting hybrid of ‘The Real Housewives’ and ‘... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: The Rachel Maddow Backlash

For a while, it really seemed like Rachel Maddow was respected. While conservatives surely disagreed with her, most of them would give her an interview on her show, or seem to acknowledge her as someone to watch out for. She had an educated opinion, and she was eerily intelligent... Read more »

Why Are Women Still Asking For Steve Ward's <i>Tough Love?</i>

As a television watching feminist, I was shocked when I found out Steve Ward was asked back to do another season of his dating show, Tough Love. After all, the first season was full of all kinds of problematic messages about women and dating. At least as the season went on, his dating advice became... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: MTV Reality

"My Life As Liz" has put me over the edge. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. Read more »

Four Fabulous Video Band-Aids YOU need NOW!

I’m having one of those days. The type that can’t be improved by consuming ridiculous amounts of caffeine or chocolate. (I tried.) Lately, each time I turn on the news, my stomach begins to ache and I feel like I’m gonna hurl. It’s days like these when the slumping economy,... Read more »

On the Map: Reality TV MP Busted with Hidden Cash in Brassiere

Tower Block of Commons is a four-episode reality TV series in the UK that features five Members of Parliament (MP) who have agreed to live for eight days in British housing projects, or, as they’re called across the pond... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: Ellen and Portia are American idols

Last night, Ellen DeGeneres made her debut as a judge on American Idol and ratings soared. Also this week, her wife Portia de Rossi... Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »