Lesbian chefs have taken over Bravo's
reality show Top Chef. The cable network's 4th
season of Top Chef includes three lesbian contestants vying
for the title of top chef, including longtime partners Jennifer
Biesty and Zoi Antonitsas. A third contestant, Lisa Fernandes, is
Partners Biesty and Antonitsas will
compete against each other to win cooking challenges and the ultimate
top chef title.
In an online interview with After
Ellen's Dara Nai, Biesty says of her four year relationship, “I was
a chef at a restaurant called Bizou. When Zoi moved from Seattle to
San Francisco she came in looking for a job. ...It was love at first
sight. [However,] we were just friends because we were both in
relationships for about four years. Then [we] ended up getting out
of those relationships and we met back up. I pursued her, and four
year later we're still together.”
Top chef contestant Lisa Fernandes
lives in New York City. Lisa talks about cooking in her interview
video posted on the show's website. “I've always been interested
in cooking,” she says. “[When I was young] I always would set
the table, play restaurant... When I was old enough to get a job, I
started in the restaurants and here I am.”
Season four of Top Chef gets
cooking March 12th on Bravo.
Showtime's ground breaking The L
Word will come to an end after
season six in 2009. The
L Word, which debuted
in January 2004, follows a group of lesbian and bisexual women in Los
Angeles as they struggle with their day-to-day lives.
show's premier came hot on the heels of Showtime's hit gay series
Queer As Folk and
quickly became a favorite among lesbians. But the show surprised by
appealing to both gay and straight audiences.
series was groundbreaking in its portrayals of lesbian and bisexual
women. It was the first episodic drama to feature an all lesbian
cast. Additionally, over the years the show has addressed many
difficult subjects affecting GLBT people, including gay civil rights,
closeted celebrities, depression, and transgender issues.
Beals (Flashdance) and
Cybill Shepherd (The Last Picture Show,
Moonlighting) star in
The L Word.
season five of The L
Word on Showtime Sundays at 9PM
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