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Ellen Degeneres to produce TV show about a lesbian mom

Ellen DeGeneres Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of FameEllen Degeneres is set to produce a new comedy for NBC called One Big Happy about a lesbian who gets pregnant just as her best friend (a straight guy) gets married.

That doesn’t really tell us much about the plot but this show has a couple of things going for it – Ellen Degeneres and Liz Feldman. With two out lesbians running the show, there has to be hope, right? Ellen will produce and Liz will be writing the scripts.

Liz worked as a writer on The Ellen Degeneres Show from 2003 to 2007 but I first heard about her when she did a vlog on AfterEllen called This Just Out. It was 2009, when The L Word was just finishing its run, and Liz often had Leisha Hailey and Kate Moennig as guests and they were all goofy and adorable. Since then, she has worked on Hot in Cleveland (which I never watched because there are some things that even Betty White can’t fix) and 2 Broke Girls. 

Lesbians writing and producing a show about a pregnant lesbian might just be our best bet for a funny show that reflects even a tiny slice of our lives.

Still, I have a few requests…

1. Strong boundaries between the lesbian character and her straight male friend. No hanky panky, especially if he’s the donor or dad.

2. Avoid custody story lines. Those have been done a million times.

3. No adorably homophobic neighbors/friends/co-workers to provide opportunities for public service announcements.

4. Please, for the love of all that is queer, be funny.

Now that we have addressed those concerns, let’s get to the important question.

Who do you want to see play the lesbian mom?

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6 Comments

  1. Why? Are you available? You ARE funny.

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