Well, well, well...Top Chef is bringing down the lesbian house for Season 4. Being a Sapphic Sister myself (or, as that wonderfully witty wag Charlus puts it "Moby Dickless"), one might think I'm doing the Ellen dance of joy. Sorry my little crack monkeys, unlike me, my dancing shoes are still in the closet.
A big chunk of the pre-show buzz has been about our three out and open gals. Last night during the eat and greet, the big announcement was that Zoi and Jen were not only a couple, but didn't know they had both been chosen for the show until the last minute. This leads me to believe that those magical Top Chef elves may fear that their show has jumped the proverbial shark. How else can one explain playing that tried and true, Howard Stern goldplated card for ratings doldrums (men ages 16 - 60) but lesbians. And not just any lesbians, but lesbians in love. Or at least in love right now. My mind is reeling with questions.Do they get to sleep together? Use the bathroom together? What about the "No Touching" Rule that is supposed to prevent the exchange of...ideas back and forth?
Thanks Spike, we somehow knew that about you.
Now that we are galloping down the lady couple lane of the rainbow highway, what other announcements can we expect from our dykey duo?
Don't get me wrong. I've loved all the past contestants who were lesbians. I'm sure I'll love these ladies. And all drama aside, they both appear to be talented chefs. In the end, that's what it's all about. I just wish Bravo wasn't so...gimicky. So poised for drama. Someone is going to have to explain to me what it's got to do with the food.