May 4, 2008

Sunday Surf - Imaginary Bitches

So, today started off a bit late. I decided to sleep in a bit and work out this morning. Then I called my mom to tell her that I have a small health issue (What?...I always call my mommy when I'm feeling sick or otherwise unhealthy...you don't!?!). Anyway, Brunch with Bridget was a bit late this morning. However, totally worth the wait as Bridget had Eden Riegel and Elizabeth Hendrickson in bed with her!!! Eden and Liz are most famously known as BAM (Bianca and Maggie) from All My Children. For those of you who have no idea what that means, I'll explain:

Bianca is the daughter of Erica Kane (major character on All My Children, a soap opera on ABC). Many years ago when she was a teen she came out to her mom and the rest of Pine Valley as a lesbian. And then she was lonely for a long time. Then Frankie (also played by Elizabeth Hendrickson) showed up. She was supposed to be scamming Bianca and her big heart, but they fell "in like" and then suddenly Frankie died. And she was lonely again. Then Bianca met Lena and around the same time Maggie showed up looking for info on Frankie. Eventually, after things didn't work out with Lena (other than the first lesbian kiss on a soap) and Maggie got beat up by a boyfriend, BAM became a couple. Eventually they moved to Paris (soap opera purgatory actually). Maggie eventually cheated on Bianca, but with another woman not a guy, as would have been expected. Bianca came back to Pine Valley for a short stay and fell "in like" with a trans woman named Zoe (or Zarf the rock star, when she was a he, who was from England). And then they went back Europe. By the way, the actor playing Zoe did a credible job, even my mom said so! But the idea that a long time lesbian like Bianca would be romantically involved with a pre-op trans woman is the stuff of soap operas. Because it's just too unlikely in the real world (though not impossible).

So lucky duck Bridget McManus, scored BAM for her vlog. Of course they were there to promote their new project Imaginary Bitches (see link to the right) which debuted it's first webisode on Friday. My heterosexual readers will be quite pleased with my inclusion of their site on my links list as the show is definitely not gay or lesbian. At least, not so far (though, there is a gay reference in the first webisode). It's basically about a woman (Eden) who is single and finding it hard to relate to her long time friends now that they all have boyfriends. So, she invents imaginary friends to talk to abut her life...well they're kinda bitchy actually. Hence, the title of the show: Imaginary Bitches. The webisodes are short and funny, so go enjoy. For the rest of you non-heterosexual types who read my blog, run over to After Ellen (link to the right) and watch today's BwB vlog for a juicy lesbian kiss (actually two kisses) courtesy of Eden and Liz for all the long time BAM fans!

4 comments:

Jdancer8 said...

Sometimes I just don't have the attention span for soap operas cause I can never keep up, and if you miss one minute you could lose the story for years...the last soap I watched was Days of our Lives when Marlena was possessed by the devil....

yenbar said...

This show lost me after Lena and Bianca didn't work out..would have loved to see Lena hook up with another woman and stay on the show..Maggie and Bianca never worked for me and don't even get me started on Bianca and Zoe.. what a load of crap

TheWeyrd1 said...

J...that devil possession storyline was a REALLY long time ago...you must have been a little kid!

Yen...lol

Websketch said...

Although I have to agree with Yen on this one Zoe/Zarf did an amazing job, but then he is a broadway actor. And I hope to see more of him, I think his name is Jeff Carlson. He worked with Rosie on Broadway. I see All my Children once and awhile when it is on after my nap but I dont watch any soaps anymore, they have changed since the days of Luke and Laura and are much more filled with unbelievable storylines.