While Glee and its girl-girl Brittana storyline was garnering most of the attention this week, rumor has it there is more action brewing over on cable. Just as I paused the Tivo to make a snarky statement about HBO’s Boardwalk Empire abandoning it’s Season One lesbian storyline of Angela and Mary,
look what washed up on the beach.
Yes, I have to take back everything I said about Boardwalk Empire turning Angela (Aleska Palladino) into a baby-gangster’s Stepford wife after Mary left her in dry-dock and sailed off to Paris without her. I actually thought this Prohibition pairing had potential until Angela’s husband, Jimmy, came back from the war and beat the hell out of Mary’s beard. It was pretty much downhill for Angela at that point as she was relegated to the background darning socks, pouring coffee, and raising her son.
Until…click on the picture below to see video:
Boardwalk Empire is one of my favorite shows, and in my opinion, one of the best dramas on television. It is intelligent, gritty, provocative, and good…and what do you know? Gay.
Wait a minute, I’m not finished. Cue Tivo sound effect, and I’m on to Sons of Anarchy. There will be a longer, more extensive blog on this phenomenal offering from FX, but for now, I have to share a moment I found interesting in this week’s episode. Gemma, the rock-hard matriarch of SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club), brilliantly portrayed by Katey Sagal, is approached after years by Wendy (Drea de Matteo) the once meth-head girlfriend of Gemma’s baby boy and mother of Gemma’s first grandchild. These two certainly have a history, as Gemma has tried to kill Wendy on no too few occasions. Watch as they catch up (Double Click the Pic):
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Yeah, I’ll explain later what happened to Gemma’s face, but my point for now is that a character in a popular and highly acclaimed drama just announced she likes women as nonchalantly as recounting what she did on summer break. Progress? I’d like to think so.