The lovely and talented Zoe Beaumont from Naked Girl in a Big Gay World is doing a series of hilarious, insightful and innuendo-laden posts called Webisodes Killed the Gay-for-Pay Star and her second post is about Seeking Simone. Naturally, we were thrilled to be included - we love naked girls!
Zoe has a lot of great things to say about lesbian representation in the media which we really identified with - particularly in the intro of her piece, when she's talking about Law & Order: SVU's delicate whiff of lesbonic action:
SVU is a good example of mainstream media recognising their gay audience without placing any real effort into maintaining or progressing it: They tease with possibility because they know our expectations are low but our hopes are high. We will tune in religiously for the merest proximity between female characters, and write them into a Shakespearian romance in our heads, without the producers of a show ever having to “compromise” their mainstream audience.
This really rang true for us - we're always a little desperate to see ourselves represented and always a little too excited when something *might* be about us. Which is one of the reasons we wanted to create Seeking Simone -so that it could for SURE be about us. Yay homos!
Zoe goes on to say many very kind things about Simone - plus, she created a very hot screenshot collage as well. Behold!
Oh, and be sure to check out her first piece about We Have to Stop...Now too - it's equal parts eloquent and awesome. And don't fret, Otalia fans - a post about Venice - the Series is up next, so stay tuned to Naked Girl!