It might have been a bit of a cultural stretch, say a year ago, to assume people familiar with Shane would also be familiar with Justin Bieber. But let's be honest. The Justin people have made sure we all know who he is. So even the Shane people (I'm one of them) have caught on to the boy who's more than just a twitter trend.
For those of you reading this blog wondering who Shane is, picture me reaching through cyberspace and smacking you silly (in a love tappy kinda way). Shane is, of course, from The L Word. The L Word was a lesbian drama airing on Showtime targeted more for the enjoyment of middle aged men than any other demographic. Just an observation. Don't get me wrong. I was grateful to see strong gay characters on the TV screen and it didn't offend me nearly as much as the misogynistic ending of that Amy movie where Ben Affleck cures the gays of their gayness. Oh, thank you so much Ben Affleck, you're so amazing and likable and you don't cower in the shadow of Matt Damon's brilliance in the least, that's why you had to date J Lo and marry Jennifer Garner.
Anyway, where the hell am I going with this?
Right. Shane and Justin Bieber.
I just noticed this morning while watching the young man prance around on The Today Show (much to the enjoyment of my 15 month old twins) that he bares a striking resemblance to Shane from The L Word. What do you think?
ps-To all you middle aged L Word watching men, I never got over Dana's death. Did you?