Congratulations to Annette Bening on her Oscar nomination in The Kids Are All Right, for the role described by the New York Times as "a controlling lesbian." I say it's about time! Time not just for Annette Bening to get an Oscar. It s way past time for controlling lesbian to be so honored.
Really, it's an honor just to be nominated. And I'm not just saying that. Look at this year's other nominated roles: really sad mom, have-you-seen-my-dad teen, really beautiful in love girl, nutzoid ballerina. We are honored just to be in the company of these groundbreaking roles, but since we so rarely get this far, I hope this really is our year. Unlike the Jets.
Make all the controlling lesbian jokes you want. Red carpet: "What are you wearing, Eddie Bauer flannel?" After-party: "You read Vanity Fair?" Post-Oscar: "Will you put your Oscar near your softball trophy?"