Tagged under "leisha hailey" (6)
|L is for Leisha: Alice is the L-Word Spin-off Star|
"What the friggin' frack?" Our beloved series is almost over, the beginning of the end being January 2009! What is a queer girl to watch now? However will we spend our Sunday nights? Well breathe easy fellow L-Word lovers-Showtime announced last week that character Alice Pieszecki will be the star of the show’s spin-off!
Our dear Ilene is making it so that the finale of our favorite series will set the stage for Alice’s new solo show. According to media reports, the spin-off will debut online first, and then possibly make a move to the boob tube. Whether it’s on a computer or a plasma screen, I can’t wait to see what wacky adventures await my favorite L-Worder!
As awesome as “Shane and the City” or “Everybody loves Bette” spin-offs would have been, I think Leisha’s character demonstrates the most potential to carry the queer torch. An outspoken, insecure, neurotic, and wise-cracking feminist with a penchant for all things gay and dramatic, Alice’s mouth, heart, and girl parts are destined to make for some must-see TV. Last season, Alice was questioning her future with Tasha and trying to secure a permanent spot on The Look. One can only guess how the series will end and leave Ms. Pieszecki, but hopefully it’s in a good place, both in mind, body, and spirit.
Because we are discussing the unknown, I can only imagine what could happen to Alice in her new wonderland. What crazy obstacles and climatic consequences will our feisty friend face all alone in WeHo? Luckily, I have an overactive imagination, one that can vividly envision the possible paths Alice can take on the solo road. Here are some storylines I recommend for our girl as she spins off:
· Alice dumps Tasha and goes on a dating spree! She decides to test the bisexual waters once again, contacts MTV, and stars in her own Shot at Love, where Lisa (the lesbian man) makes a cameo and becomes one of the top three finalists.
· Alice decides to open up her own Planet, calling it the worLd. Every night is “ladies night” at Alice’s new hot spot, where she and Papi personally host/judge Turkish oil wrestling matches.
· Alice aggressively pursues TV journalism and leaves The Look. She then becomes the star of her own talk show and brings OurChart to national television, freaking out right-wing Republican Jesus freaks everywhere.
· Missing Dana more than usual, Alice goes to a psychic medium in an effort to re-connect with her. She and Dana’s ghost end up having a paranormal, otherworldly romance that’s ultimately consummated with Alice jumping off an Olivia cruise ship and joining Dana in the afterlife. (A little morbid, but sweet no?)
· Alice decides to dedicate herself to her journalism full-time and globally, traveling through the Middle East to document the secret lives of Muslim lesbians and distributing rainbow prayer rugs.
· Alice and Tasha get married and go on a child adoption extravaganza, becoming mothers to a total of five children from Russia, Thailand, North Africa, and (twins from) Vietnam.
· Alice runs for office in 2012! Pieszecki for President bitches!
Besides my really rad propositions, who knows where Alice is really headed? Ms. Pieszecki is such a crazy, complex little queer that her life can go in any direction. Whatever becomes of Alice, I just hope Irene and Company don’t suppress the quirky, lovable, and loud-mouthed persona that defines the character we have grown to love. Stay tuned as Alice’s story goes on…
Tagged on September 9, 2008
|Rock Star Guide to the Galaxy: Uh Huh Her - Los Angeles|
Watch Uh Huh Her's Rock-Star Guide to the Galaxy: Part 1
There was a long time when I was hatin' on L.A. I guess if you're not from here (here being San Francisco), you don't know about this invisible line somewhere just above Santa Barbara that divides Northern and Southern California. It's where people's tans start to fade, their hair gets darker, and as Northern Californians will argue, they stop wasting so many natural resources.
I grew up in the suburbs of LA and Lauren (Co-producer) grew up in San Diego, but we've lived in the bay area for some 10 years, so we were curious to ask the ladies of Uh Huh Her, both L.A. transplants (Leisha Hailey comes from Nebraska, Camila Grey from Texas), if they could dispel or confirm some myths about Los Angeles. Check out what they had to say about fact and fiction in SoCal, and watch Pt. 2 of their Rock Star Guide to the Galaxy after the jump.
Watch Uh Huh Her's Rock-Star Guide to the Galaxy: Part 2
Rhapsody: The weather is always perfect in Los Angeles.
Camila & Leisha (in unison): True. You turn on the news and it's suns across the screen.
True or false: Nobody walks in L.A.
Camila: [Starts singing Missing Persons.]
Leisha: True. I tried once, but then I just felt out of place.
True or false: Everyone in L.A. has had plastic surgery.
Leisha: Just Cam.
True or false: There are famous people everywhere you look.
Camila: [Looks at Leisha who stars on Showtime's The L-Word.] Umm...
Leisha: No, not really.
Camila: I mean, well, sometimes you go to the grocery store and someone looks familiar, but you're not sure who they are.
Leisha: So, you're saying it's true then.
Camila: Well, um ... maybe.
(Side note: Camila and Leisha totally freaked out when they saw Ron Jeremy at two in the morning on Hollywood Blvd. They ran over to us and asked us to unpack everything and film them together)
Fast forward one night to the green room at the Roxy. We're testing microphones or something and in walks Clea DuVall (of The Faculty) and Freddie Prinze, Jr. (of Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed). I mean, we think it was him, we're not sure. He looked familiar. Anyway, Clea walks up and introduces herself to me, then an interesting conversation ensued about the Northern/Southern California divide. "Northern California is great, the only problem is you guys hate people from Southern California." "No we don't." "Yes you do, I lived there in Marin while I was working on a movie. I know."
Now, I can't speak for the millions of people I live with North of the invisible divide, but I have to say, L.A. has grown on me. I hope you enjoy the tour.
Tagged on August 22, 2008
|The U Word|
Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey talk with GO about their debut album and the meteoric rise of Uh Huh Her.
Tagged on July 31, 2008
|Leisha—Uh Huh, It's Her|
The versatile actor-musician who makes us laugh as The L Word's quirky Alice is gaining a new following with her latest musical outing. In a candid interview, she discusses her choices, passions and what the future holds.
Tagged on July 10, 2008