The Good Wife Kalinda's Got her Hand in the Penalty Box!
By: Tracy E. Gilchrist
Since its premiere in 2009 The Good Wife has, arguably, continued to be one of the best written shows on television, and this Sunday producers pushed the envelope of lesbian sex on network TV with a frank, vulnerable depiction of girl / girl desire when bisexual investigator extraordinaire Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) used sex to get what she desperately needed from FBI Agent Lana Delaney (Jill Flint).
The ins and outs as it were of the Kalinda/Lana storyline border on complicated to nearly impossible to understand for those who don't regularly pray at the altar of Alicia Florrick and company each Sunday. But even without prior knowledge of the plot, Sunday's steamy scene, in which Kalinda presumably finger banged Lana, was the most authentic depiction of lesbian sex on television likely since Bette and Tina's epic love scene at the end of The L Word pilot and that was on Showtime.
For background, Kalinda uses sex for pleasure but also often to gain information. Toward the end of season one she engaged in a dalliance with FBI agent Delaney in a storage area that led to more dalliances and to Lana developing a hankering for more Kalinda. But unlike Kalinda's genuine fondness for fellow investigator Sophia Russo (Kelli Giddish), Kalinda was done with Lana when she got what she needed (in more than one way that is).
Lately, Kalinda's gotten into a bit of trouble with the IRS, and Lana has happily signed on to Kalinda's case despite the obvious conflict of interest. While Kalinda could have easily solved her problems by taking Lana to bed several episodes ago, she opted not to stoop to Lana’s manipulative level.
Kellie Martin Talks to EW About Her Lesbian 'Army Wives' Role and Patti LuPone
By: Neal Broverman
Kellie Martin, known for roles on Life Goes On and ER, is now playing Army Captain Nicole Galassini on Lifetime's Army Wives. Nicole is out and partnered, making the military character a first of its kind for television. The much-loved Martin (how cute was she on LGO?) is now very much a woman, and she shared her thoughts with Entertainment Weekly on playing Nicole.
Nobody's ever seen me do a part like this, Martin tells the magazine. I think it was a bit of a surprise for the viewers. But at the same time, There's nothing in your face about it. Army Wives is not getting up on a soap box, she says. Nicole's situation is so common, and it's actually something that people are talking about right now, in regard to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell.
Martin also discussed Broadway legend Patti LuPone, who played her mother on LGO and again on Army Wives. Nicole's mother has problems with her sexual orientation, leading to emotional scenese between the two actresses. Martin says she always admired LuPone's great ability to cry on-camera. According to Martin, LuPone said, "Honey, I've got a suitcase full of sorrow."
Lip Service series 2 DVD available for order
Reserve your copy of the second season, released 18 June, at DIVAdirect
If you're a Lip Service fan and based in the UK, then you're probably pretty happy right now, with the much-anticipated second series currently airing on BBC3, Fridays at 9pm. (Speaking of which, did you read our recap of last week's first episode? It's here if you missed it!)
On the other hand, if you're based outside the UK (and therefore unable to play catch-up via the BBC's iPlayer service) you may have been feeling a little left out. Well, not for much longer.
Our colleagues at DIVAdirect.co.uk have reliably informed us that the DVD of the second series is already packaged up and available for pre-order.
The DVD will be released 18 June 2012, and is priced at £24.99.
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