Lucy on the Derek & Romaine Show on
OutQ Sirius Radio,
Friday July 20 2007
Report by: Teresa Ortega
I don't subscribe to Sirius Radio, but a close
friend and neighbor of mine, Joe, does. Being a well-trained
friend, Joe immediately phoned me when Lucy was announced as a
surprise guest on "The Derek & Romaine show."
Derek is a gay man and a calm, quiet presence on the show, while
Romaine, a lesbian, is a wild and controversial character.
However, Romaine was not in the studio that day and filling in
for her was another lesbian, Kathy Sanchez.
I can't remember all that was said during the interview, but
here's some highlights, in no particular order:
Lucy gave rundown of her schedule, including the recent
appearance at the HRC event, the Comic-con panel, REAF, and
travel after that abroad. She also mentioned that before the
Comic-con panel she would be filming something in Miami, FL, but
said she couldn't say what it was until she announced it on her
blog. We now know that it's "Burn Notice" with Bruce Campbell.
Lucy mentioned that she liked watching true crime drama on
television. She talked philosophically about how the anonymity
of the Internet enabled some people to pursue the darker side of
On the subject of REAF, Lucy said she would be singing
"Footloose" and planned to wear a go-go dress.
The topic of fanfic came up and, as usual, Lucy was asked if she
read fanfic. Lucy said she once read a story about Xena using a
whip to flick a mole off Cindy Crawford's lip. She said that it
was nine years ago that she read that story and that fanfic was
"by fans and for fans." Kathy revealed that she had written some
Derek wondered what it was about Lucy that made the lesbians go
crazy for her. Kathy remarked that lesbians must be ideal fans
because they're not as judgmental about aging. Lucy replied,
"That's right--you can have arm pit hair, a roll of fat, stretch
marks--they don't care. They're good for it all." Kathy
responded, "Lesbians like the real woman." "They care what's in
your heart," Lucy concluded.
While discussing stage costumes, Lucy said, "The lezzies like me
in chaps. They like the cowboy thing." I wouldn't necessarily
use the word "cowboy" to describe the thing we like, but this
lezzie was glad to know Lucy understood our costume preference.
Lucy then mentioned that she was thinking of getting white chaps
made, but was afraid they would make her thighs look too big.
Kathy quickly interjected, "But you have perfect thighs."
That's all I can recall. What do you think Xenites? White chaps?