Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Gimme Sugar [***]
Remember the wide-spread devastation that so many queer women suffered when The L Word ended? Well, at the time, I found a way to cope. During my mourning process I was home in Louisiana, living with my parents, and didn’t have a gay soul to talk to. So, naturally, I turned to television to numb the pain. More specifically, I turned to Logo TV. Now, Logo, every gay-girl-in-a-straight-place’s savior, was playing L Word from the beginning, but it was edited… and that left something (read: a lot) to be desired. And then I saw the first episode of Gimme Sugar. I know what you’re thinking: Lady, this could have just been a rebound. You were stranded and desperate. Nothing can live up to The L Word. And I agree with you. The two really shouldn’t be compared... I honestly just needed a preface.
Even so, a year has come and gone, I still hate reality TV, and yet, I find myself watching reruns of this entertaining series, and that says something. The show’s first season takes place in LA, the second in Miami, and centers on a small group of lez/bi friends, their lives and their drama. But the best part? Charlene. What a (level-headed and nurturing) hottie! And that’s all I have to say about that...
Watch full episodes at http://www.afterellen.com/taxonomy/term/3554 and http://www.facebook.com/gimmesugar?v=wall&ref=ts#!/gimmesugar?v=app_4949752878&ref=ts.