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Top 20 Stories on SheWired in 2010

Top 20 Stories on SheWired in 2010

Sex, Sex, Sex! That was pretty much the hottest topic over all for this past year on SheWired. Of course, all stories having any mention of The L Word still get tons of views. But what else were all you ladies wanting to read about or see this year? Here is the list of the top 20 stories viewed on SheWired in 2010 including interviews with Sara Ramirez, Brandi Carlile, Laurel Holloman and Jennifer Beals, plus photos from the lesbian free for all The Dinah, lesbian sex in Room in Rome, The Good Wife spoilers and more.

Sex, Sex, Sex! That was pretty much the hottest topic over all for this past year on SheWired. Of course, all stories having any mention of The L Word still get tons of views. But what else were all you ladies wanting to read about or see this year? Here is the list of the top 20 stories viewed on SheWired in 2010:

20. The Good Wife Gets A Season 2: But Where's the Kalinda Lesbian Spin-Off?

Stay current with those cable or Direct TV bills because CBS has announced another full season of Julianna Margulies as the fetching, resourceful and cuckolded attorney Alicia Florek on the breakout hit The Good Wife. The network also renewed NCIS: Los Angeles, starring Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J, but that's not important right now. Let's focus on Archie Panjabi's possibly lesbian Kalinda.

19. 'Charlie's Angels' Redux: Back to the Small Screen

For a short while there was a rumor that Charlie's Angels was getting a small-screen redux, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen now. Still, it was a big page view getter for us.

Did you love when Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu brought back the Charlie's Angels franchise? Do you secretly worship Jaclyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett? Which ever lady you crushed on, lesbians can look forward to a new batch. Our picks? How about: Eliza Dushku, Michelle Rodriguez, Summer Glau, Lena Headey, or some L Word alums?


18. Sara Ramirez Goes from Stage to Screen to the New Lesbian Queen of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy

Mazatlán-born and popular Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez is arguably one of the most talented performers in the industry today. Sara originated the Broadway role of “Lady of the Lake” in the hit sensation Monty Python’s Spamalot. Her spectacular performance would result in a Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. She also starred in the stage production of Dreamgirls, The Vagina Monologues and A Class Act. Besides the theatre, Sara has also been featured on the big screen in You’ve Got Mail, Washington Heights and Spider-Man. Her “You’ve Got Milk” ad was a huge hit around the globe because it showcased an actress with curves – something the entertainment industry doesn’t do enough. Now one half of Grey's lesbian couple, with Jessica Capshaw as the other, talks to SheWired.

17. SheWired's Top 30 Lesbian Events of the Decade

Once everyone survived Y2K panic, the race for gay marriage heated up around the globe in the early 2000's. While LGBT activists stood in the trenches waging the war for equitable civil rights, lesbians in politics and pop culture came out of their closets en masse and crashed through many a glass ceiling.  Same-Sex marriage, the Hate Crimes Bill, lesbian mayors and Prime Ministers, Ellen Degeneres, Wanda Sykes, AfterEllen, Kelly McGillis, Meredith Baxter, Rosie O'Donnell, Melissa Etheridge,  South of Nowhere, Grey's Anatomy and The L Word are just a few of the higlights.

16. Rachel's Pink Carpet: 'The Real L Word' HRC Premiere: Video!

Cast members and Ilene Chaiken, creator of Showtime's all-new reality series The Real L Word, joined forces with HRC for a jam-packed event at West Hollywood's East West Lounge June 15. Join SheWired's on-the-spot interviewer Rachel Paulson for exclusive red carpet interviews with Chaiken, and cast members Rose, Nikki, Jill, Mikey and Whitney -- who are soon to be some of the best known lesbians in the country once the show airs June 20, only on Showtime. 

15. Laurel Holloman's Brush with the Abstract: Exclusive Interview

Most renowned for her iconic lesbian roles on The L Word and in The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love, actress Laurel Holloman has been busy trying her hand at another form of artistic expression – large format abstract painting. SheWired chatted with Laurel about her passion and inspiration for painting, her influences, juggling parenting – she’s a mom to two young daughters – with creating art and acting, the art in Bette’s and Tina’s house and just what that whole painting on enormous canvases thing is about.

14. Cherry Bomb Episode 416: Time to End It? Video

This week, the Cherry Bomb ladies take on telling your friend it's time to break up and move on from their partner. Is it your responsibility? What happens if they get back together, and you're the bad guy? How can you be a good friend without blowing a friendship. Do you just watch it happen and not get involved or should you jump in and say something. Do they just need to see it for themselves? And in The Question of the Week: What do you do when someone refuses to be broken up with? Ahhh lesbians!

13. 10 Who Should Follow Ricky Martin's Lead...And Come Out Already!

By now you've read all the "La Vida Loca" and "He Bangs ... dudes" headlines commenting on Ricky Martin finally coming out of the closet. With Ricky Martin tunes playing on iTunes, we put our heads together to brainstorm 10 leading ladies who we'd like to see come out. File this under the "It's time"/"Not fooling anybody" category and let us know who else you'd like to see come out as perhaps Kate Moennig, Kristen Stewart, Queen Latifah, Ellen Page and Jillian Michaels to name a few?

12. Liberal Hottie Radio Show Host Stephanie Miller Comes Out as a Lesbian

The woman many progressives prefer to wake up to on their morning drive, radio host with equal parts smarts and sarcasm, came out as a lesbian on her show Friday. It appears Stephanie was inspired by Friday's guest, recently out country star Chely Wright. Steph began priming her listenership with mysterious a few hours before she made the announcment. 

11. Steamiest Lesbian Sex Scenes Ever in ‘Room in Rome’

Renowned Spanish Director Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia) newest film, Havitacion en Roma’s just released trailer has lesbian film fans worked into frenzy, with damn good reason. Medem’s first English-speaking film showcases a one-night sexy, realistic affair between a Spanish woman played by Elena Anaya and a Russian Natasha Yarovenko who can’t resist the indomitable attraction between them.

10. The Artists of Lilith Fair Series: Brandi Carlile Exclusive

On a quick break from her hectic tour schedule, Washington state-born singer/songwriter and now out lesbian Brandi Carlile took some time to chat with me about her role in this summer’s Lilith Fair, crossing paths with music masterminds Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow and how she plans to give back to those 17 year olds strumming on their guitars looking to start a band.

9. Jennifer Beals Captures 'The L Word' Cast In Photos: Exclusive, Part 1

Despite The L Word wrapping its six-season run on Showtime nearly a near ago, Jennifer Beals has spent almost every day with the cast of the ground-breaking lesbian drama -- on her computer. Paring down hundreds of photos for selection into her upcoming L Word book. The woman who famously played Bette Porter also found time to capture cast mates Leisha Hailey, Kate Moennig, Laurel Holloman, Erin Daniels, Pam Grier, Mia Kirshner and more, in photographs.

And just because, here is the second part: Jennifer Beals Captures 'The L Word' Cast In Photos: Exclusive, Part 2

In Part 2 of SheWired's exclusive interview with Jennifer Beals discussing her book of photographs she took of her cast mates throughout The L Word's six-season run, the actress shares how she misses Bette Porter, what she thought of the way The L Word ended with Jenny Schecter's death, if she’ll reunite with series creator Ilene Chaiken on her upcoming reality series The Real L Word: Los Angeles this summer. Plus, photos of Kate Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Erin Daniels and more...

8. Exclusive Interview: Whitney Mixter, 'The Real L Word' VIDEO

The Real L Word premiered last Sunday but we got the show's heartbreaker Whitney Mixter to chat with us on camera. For the show's premiere Whitney had gotten herself into no fewer than three lesbian dalliances (one is implied, but you'll have to tune in to the second episode to find out what happens). Meet the reality show's ostensible Shane up close with SheWired contributor Rachel Paulson. 

7. Down at Dinah: Opening Night, Pool Parties, The White Party and more...

If a picture is worth a thousand words then this just about says it all for our first 2.5 days at the Club Skirts' Dinah Shore Weekend. Since we are essentially dehydrated from the revelry and the fabulous Palm Springs' weather, we're just going to run these photos and let them do the talking. Enjoy pics of Dinah goers including Ke$ha, Cherry Bomb, Billie Myers, Meredith Baxter, Ashleigh Sumner, Nicole Pacent, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Bridget McManus, Fortune Feimster, bikini babes and more...

6. Top 10 Gay Girl Wishes for Lilith Fair 2010

Sarah McLachlan's female-infused and inspired Lilith Fair 2010 is touring throughout the United States and Canada this summer and SheWired is going to have the scoop on all things "Lilith."  Lesbians everywhere are purchasing their tickets, scheduling their campsites and pulling out their Sheryl Crow, Ke$ha, Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile and Indigo Girls t-shirts in anticipation for the epic event.

5. SheWired's Gay Woman of the Year for 2010 - VOTE!

We at SheWired admittedly pay homage, and often ogle, straight actresses, musicians and the like, who play lesbian or play to their lesbian fans. But we take this time of the year to honor only the real-life lesbians and bisexual women who were visible at all costs in 2010. Here is your chance to vote for SheWired's Gay Woman of the Year for 2010! The nominees are: Paris Pickard, Sandra Valls, Pam Spaulding, Amber Heard, Constance McMillen, Lori Michaels, Angela Robinson, Amy Beckerman, Katie Miller, Fortune Feimster, Chely Wright, Karman Kregloe, Tracy Ryerson, Lisa Cholodenko, Shirin Papillon, Nat Garcia, Jasika Nicole, Mariah Hanson, Rev. Irene Monroe, Stephanie Miller, Bitch, Tucky Williams, Gloria Bigelow, Emma Donoghue and Kirsten Vangsness!

4. SheWired's Top 10 Lesbian Movies of 2009

We round up the best lesbian movies of ’09 — from dramas and documentaries to comedies even a horror film. Films like Whip It with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page, Jennifer's Body with Megan Fox, Amelia with Hilary Swank, And Then Came Lola with Cathy DeBuono and Jill Bennett, Precious, and Hannah Free with Sharon Gless, are among those on our list of the best lesbian movies this year.

3. Cherry Bomb Episode 417: Can’t Say Goodbye - Video

On this week’s episode of Cherry Bomb, why do we stay when we really need to go? We welcome Michelle Paradise, star of Exes and Ohs, to the couch to discuss when you know it’s over but you don’t want to be the one to say it. Do you subconsciously do something to muck it up? And in this week’s surprise question, one of our Twitter followers asks how to find the scene when traveling abroad. Special Note: Nikki will be off the next few episodes training for Queens of the World so we’ll have a different guest sitting in each week.

2. Lilith Fair Series: Jill Hennessy Talks Lilith, Music and Indigo Girls: Exclusive

Television star and recording artist Jill Hennessy is about to get naked on concert stages across the United States and Canada this summer.  She will have a flip cam to prove it and a lot of backstage stories to share following her adventure with the Indigo Girls, Tegan and Sara and Sarah McLachlan. Hold on, it isn't exactly the way it sounds. SheWired caught up with the former Crossing Jordan and Law & Order Edmonton-born star, who also played lesbian in the charming indie film Chutney Popcorn, to discuss her new album Ghost in my Head, Lilith Fair and why she prefers singing over acting any day of the week.

1. 10 Best 'L Word' Sex Scenes

It’s been several months since the dramatic ending of The L Word and rather than wondering who killed Jenny, instead, let’s remember some of the best sex scenes the show had to offer. What a better way to get us through this dry spell with some of the steamiest scenes on the small screen.

*Just a note that almost all of the videos have since been removed from YouTube, mostly for "nudity or sexual content," - which kind of isn't the biggest surprise in the world, but it still makes us sad. Go buy the DVDs and play them on repeat! 

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