Friday, October 10, 2008

Rachel Maddow: Superbad!!

My hero, out-lesbian newscaster Rachel Maddow appeared on The Tonight Show last night and shocked everyone (okay, maybe just me) by appearing in her usual butch attire as opposed to the femme glam explosion they've imposed on her over on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. Maddow wore thick glasses, big-ass sneakers and a baggy shirt she borrowed from Seth from SUPERBAD.

Maddow has not only been openly lesbian since the get go, but she regularly appears in very casual attire. She is a poster child for the butch/dork set (that would be me). To make her more palatable to a general audience (and to not confuse the children and the old folks) they've femmed her up as much as they can on her own show. Either way, she rocks.

As Diana Cage said on her Sirius radio show, "You can put lipstick on a butch, but she's still a butch".

Here she is on last night's Tonight Show explaining the upcoming president election (to which Jay Leno responds, "I didn't understand that."


Bambi Weavil said...

Thank you for sharing this! My grandfather is such a huge fan of her's - it's interesting we have that in common.

I'm glad she doesn't change who she is and she's a positive representation for the gay community on mainstream TV right now.

Bambi Weavil - Making a positive impact in the gay community. Make yours.

Michelle said...

Seriously, I watched her on Leno, and she is amazing. I wish I could just share her brain for a day.

And she's sooooo hot in her glasses!!!

christina said...

thats right but i think its bs how they make her glam her self up just for tv but it is how it is its her show they should let her be comfortable in what she wants to wear but thats just my opinion im proud of her for being out sense day one being that ima lesbian i know its not easy being out.