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Annette Bening

27 Feb
Annette Bening

Annette Bening

In honour of tonight’s Academy Awards, I thought I’d give a nod to Annette Bening. It’s hardly like she’ll pick up the Oscar for Best Actress. We’re more likely to see James Franco’s withered rotting arm win Best Actor than anyone but Natalie Portman walk away with the coveted accolade for best leading lady. However, Annette’s performance inĀ The Kids Are All Right is not to be played down. There’s a crucial moment (I’m going to pretend you haven’t watched it) in the film where you can feel your own blood boiling along with hers.

Her hair has been short for various stages of her career. Although it was super short in recent years – in Kids and American Beauty – it doesn’t seem lesbiany enough. Maybe because, even though she was playing a lesbian in Kids, she (as well as the other leads, played by Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore) was so unlikeable. Plus, this 90s cut looks a lot more chilled out and natural.

In terms of her actual sexuality, it’s a shame, because she’s still a banger, but she’s got to be a billion per cent straight in order to keep husband and babe-magnet Warren Beatty in check.

Natalie Portman

31 Jan
Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman, 2005.

I finally saw Darren Aronofsky’s multi-award winning, Oscar nominated Black Swan. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking, if you can get past other audience members’ guffaws. The lesbian sex scene (I’m not giving anything away, am I?) is as hot as everyone says it is, but it has more than an undercurrent of nasty to it. And not good nasty.

Although neither Natalie Portman nor Mila Kunis have been in a lesbian sex scene before, Mila played young Gia Carangi, in 1998’s HBO seriesĀ Gia. (The older version of the heroin-addled lesbian supermodel was played by Angelina Jolie, and she got a Golden Globe for it. If you fancy girls, and haven’t watched it already, smack yourself in the head right now. Actually, even if you’re not a lesbian or a ‘red-blooded’ male, smack yourself in the head. Then watch it. Ange is so fit she can manipulate even your deepest natural pyschological inclinations)

And, uh, Natalie has never really played lesbian before, BUT OMGZ look at HUR HAARZ in V for Vendetta!