Reasons to Have Pride in 2012, Part 4
BY Advocate Contributors
May 18 2012 5:00 AM ET
Because queer girls rule the smallest screen
Lesbian and bi women skipped the TV networks and took programming straight to the Internet, where tons of original queer-girl series top what’s on must-see TV. The Slope (pictured bottom right), McManusLand, Cowgirl Up, Girl/Girl Scene, Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden, B.J. Fletcher: Private Eye, and The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else are just some of a diverse array of shows. While a bisexual man produces Stephanie Reibel’s A Rose by Any Other Name, it’s one of the best representations of bisexual women in history, and corrals a brilliant cast that is much too dark and culturally diverse to ever been seen on prime-time TV. At the recent Dinah Shore festival, a battle of the Web series demonstrated the enduring popularity of the form. At Dinah women from 12 different series, including the über-popular Cherry Bomb, Girltrash! (which will become Angela Robinson’s next movie), the post-soap opera Venice, We Have to Stop Now, and Seeking Simone vied for best of the Web. And while one of the most popular lesbo Web shows, Anyone But Me (pictured top left), just aired its series finale, its star Nicole Pacent lives on in I Hate Tommy Finch.