“Faking It” on MTV

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Alright. Here’s my dilemma… I don’t know where to begin with this one. First off, I applaud MTV for once again showcasing the LGBT community on their network. Buuuuuuut, I am not too thrilled about how they showcased them.

The premiere/pilot of “Faking It” was just this past week.  As I was cruising the various stations on my TV tonight, I spot two girls kissing and immediately stop my channel surfing. I had to see the whole episode, so as the good dedicated lesbian that I am I went online and start watching it (you can watch it here – http://www.mtv.com/shows/faking_it/video/full-episodes/).

This show is basically about two BFF’s, Amy (Rita Volk, the blondie) and Karma (Katie Stevens, boy crazed brunette) who pretend to be lesbians to gain social acceptance at their super-tolerant high school (which oddly enough is in Texas, granted Austin is supposed to be super hip – so my bro says). Anyway, if I knew being a lesbian was so cool I would have come out a lot sooner! Jokes aside, in the world we live in today, and how far we’ve come with LGBT equality, it’s as if this show is going backwards. Helloooo, be yourself and you’ll get friends that way. Yes, let’s teach our youth to lie and pretend to be someone they aren’t just to fit in. Good message MTV! Wait, let me remember, it is MTV and majority of this station consists of bullshit.

Ok, calm down Katie, there’s still more to discuss.

I haven’t even gotten to the hunky teenage boy who Karma undresses with her eyes every time she sees him. But wait, you’re supposed to be a lesbian, Karma… ugh, so confusing! Anyhow, it’s clear that Amy hates the entire set-up and doesn’t like “faking it” but does what makes her BFF happy. How sweet is she? I can already sense the “Oh shit, I’m a reeeeal lesbian and I’m going to fall in love with my best friend” situation. Anyone else feel that, too? It’s a given. MTV you can hire me now ;)

Long story short, Amy and Karma decide to keep going with the fake lesbian spiel and run for home-coming queens since now they are oh so “popular”. HA, it’s about to get cray! Cue Lauren, all high on her traditions and old-school ways, overhears the girls and how they’re making everyone believe they’re lesbians to fit in. Home-coming speech time comes around and BAM, Lauren blows those fake masks right off

UNTIL….

Wait for it...
Wait for it…
Mhmm, I was sold here too.
Mhmm, I was sold here too.

Sealed with a kiss. The crowd goes wild.

Amy once again comes to the rescue of her dear BFF Karma and plants one right on her. And there you have it… the fakers successfully steal the show. Hmm, but that Amy… after that kiss… you know she was feeling more than she thought she would. Of course. One of them had to or this show wouldn’t exist.

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The Real L Word: Season 3 – Get ready for a “Ladies Night”

West meets East

Tune in on Thursday, July 12th at 10pm

Here we go again ladies! Showtime’sThe Real L Word” is back and better than ever before (so I’ve heard). Get ready for that stir-crazy drama that we all get hooked on. In season 3 we meet new women from both the west side (LA) and east side (NY). Sounds gang related, no? But in the sexiest way possible of course! These women all intertwine in many different ways which we will all find out together.

Whitney is a veteran of The Real L Word. We’ve seen her since season 1. She’s the one women that is always compared to “Shane” from the show that inspired this show, “The L Word”. This season also revisits the lives of Sara, Romi, Kacy, and Cory that were featured in Season 2. The newbies are always fun to throw in because it always puts a different spin on the series. This season we meet Lauren (partying it up in LA), Amanda (from NY, Lauren’s “BFF, friends-with-benefits” buddy), Kiyomi (“heartbreaking” rockstar in an all lesbian band), and Somer (newly married to her wife, having a hard time living a “normal”, domesticated lifestyle while being a new member of the all lesbian band).

So there you have it, some fun to look forward to tomorrow night! Make sure to tune in, TiVo it, go to someone’s house to watch, whatever you gotta do! DO IT :P For more detailed information check out the official website here: http://www.sho.com/sho/the-real-l-word/home