Monday, May 11, 2009

AfterEllen Hot 100 List 2009

The list is online! And I have to say, I am pleased with our no. 1, Portia de Rossi, even though I didn't vote for her. She's beautiful, funny and a great actress, and she has spoken out for marriage equality in almost every interview I've seen with her in the past months, so that makes me very happy.

The Top 10 this year are:
  1. Portia de Rossi
  2. Jennifer Beals
  3. Lena Headey
  4. Leisha Hailey
  5. Sarah Shahi
  6. Rachel Maddow
  7. Tina Fey
  8. Sara Ramirez
  9. Angelina Jolie
  10. Gro Hammerseng

Now let's see how my nominees fared:
  • Sara Ramirez #8
  • Angelina Jolie #9
  • Jennifer Beals #2
  • Leisha Hailey #4
  • Bridget McManus #28
  • Kate Winslet #13
  • Salma Hayec #85
  • Scarlett Johansson #78
  • Pink #25
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones

Women of Color:

  • Sara Ramirez #8
  • Jennifer Beals #2
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Michelle Obama #97
  • Rose Rollins #22

Out Lesbian/Bi Women

  • Sarah Warn - AE staffers were deliberatly not put on the list
  • Rachel Maddow #6
  • Leisha Hailey #4
  • Bridget McManus #28
  • Clea DuVall

Women Over 40

  • Kate Walsh #38
  • Jodie Foster #39
  • Sela Ward
  • Eva La Rue
  • Diane Lane # 19 on the Over 40 list

Overall, I think the list really does fulfill it's main purpose, showing the general taste of lesbians in women. I don't appreciate people saying that the list is stupid or wrong, because basically what they are saying is that 150,000 voters in general disagreed with their personal taste. So to those who critizise the list: Why do you think you KNOW who the hottest women according to women are, when you don't believe a list that was established through voting? There is a reason the list is called ' Hot 100', because it is a list created by the readers of AfterEllen.

I think it's great that the AE staff goes through all the hard work each year to bring us this list and that's why I'm just really happy that this list even exists!

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