Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Brand new at The Dinah this year is the premiere of the "Dinah Film Series" event produced by Club Skirts in association with actress Jill Bennett and Director-Producer Page Hurwitz.



From the people who brought you We Have To Stop Now, 3Way and We're Getting Nowhere comes "Second Shot", the new independent sitcom written by Nancylee Myatt (3way), Dara Nai (, and Claudia Cogan (Last Comic Standing). Jill Bennett stars as "Kat McDonald," a woman who left her small hometown to seek fame and fortune as a pro soccer player. Things didn't go as planned and now Kat's back where she started. Turns out, you can go home again. Crap!

Bennett will debut the first two episodes of her new comedy on Friday, April 5 during "The Dinah Film Series" held at The Hilton Hotel in Palm Springs at 6:30pm.

Joining her is Page Hurwitz who will premiere as well her highly anticipated Dinah documentary entitled "Out In The Desert".          

Hurwitz's new feature length documentary offers an exclusive insider's look into, not only the dreamy dykes and occasional drama, but also the personal and more than often poignant stories of the women attending the largest lesbian event in the world: Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Uh Huh Her Headlines Palm Springs' Dinah Shore Weekend with Grand Finale Concert!

The critically acclaimed electropop duo UH HUH HER is headlining Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend with a grand finale concert on Sunday, April 7 at Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs, CA.

The LA-based duo, crowned  “lesbian royalty”, featuring Leisha Hailey, better known as bisexual journalist Alice Pieszecki on Showtime’s The L Word, and ex-Mellodrone bassist and keyboardis Camila Grey, will perform for the third time at this year’s legendary Dinah Shore Weekend.

Joining the festivities in celebration of Club Skirts Dinah Shore weekend’s milestone 23rd Anniversary, Uh Huh Her will delight fans with a variety of songs from their latest album Nocturnes featuring “Same High,” written for and featured in the Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated film The Kids Are All Right, as well as their EP Black and Blue, and their seminal debut album Common Reaction including the anthemic single “Not A Love Song.”

Don’t miss this chance to see Uh Huh Her live at The Dinah – the original Dinah Shore Weekend, always and only in Palm Springs, CA - for what is sure to be a packed-house out of this world showstopper party!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend sponsor, One More Lesbian (OML), the largest online distributor of LGBT film/TV content, announced today the successful merger with tello Films, the Chicago-based leading provider of original online lesbian video content.

The OML and tello Films merger is a major coup, marking the long-awaited consolidation of the two leading web-based lesbian entertainment moguls.

Shirin Papillon and Christen Mell

While tello Films will retain its brand and identity, its entire catalog will now migrate and solely exist under the OML marquee. tello will become the subscription service of OML with all of its content now accessible via OML’s homepage. Viewers will be able to enjoy the content of the site’s new premium section for the minimal fee of $3.99 a month. In addition, new tello Films projects will now also be co-executive produced by OML.

“We're the largest distributor of lesbian video content online and tello is the leading provider of lesbian video content online. The merger with tello Films feels like a natural and organic move for us”, says Shirin Papillon, founder and CEO of OML, “together we become the largest provider and distributor of lesbian video content online. I’m extremely excited about what it will ultimately mean for lesbian visibility worldwide.”

Dubbed the Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and Amazon of the lesbian world, OML has secured its cyberspace presence as not only a trusted brand, but also as the ultimate seminal Mecca of online lesbian movie streaming bringing new films and other specialty entertainment to LGBT audiences around the world via digital platforms.

Similarly, tello Films has been prolifically producing and distributing innovative, high-quality lesbian-focused web-series with such notable projects as Cowgirl Up, McManusland, I Hate Tommy Finch and The Throwaways.

Both companies have been successfully remaining in the vanguard of developing new strategies for alternative distribution and have now respectively become marquee destinations.

“Shirin and I started our websites with one focus and goal in mind- to bring more content to the lesbian community.  We choose different focuses- her's was a distribution platform to support artists and ours was to create original content,” says Christen Mell, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of tello, “this is why our merger is so great because together we are better than separate.  We bring the best of our sites together and we are the future of digital content for a niche community.”

While mainstream television is not ready yet to support the amount of lesbian-focused programming that the lesbian community needs - because, demographically speaking, lesbian representation is not substantial enough to sway the ratings – there is nevertheless enough of a demand to support hubs of content on the web.
And as the web still remains the primary source for quality LGBT content, the merger between OML and tello Films will be bringing high-quality projects to larger audiences than ever before – establishing themselves as the ultimate one-stop emporium for lesbian entertainment.

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Founded in 2008 by Shirin Papillon, OML is the World's leading aggregator of lesbian video content online enjoying 1.5 million page views monthly in over 190 countries.

With the recent addition of their Video On Demand platform dubbed OML+, which offers feature films and short, One More Lesbian has become a one-stop media shopping experience.

Determined to remove the stigma of lesbian media being synonymous with pornography, OML seeks out and aggregates positive video content from other video sites around the world.  Having been viewed in over 190 countries, One More Lesbian is reaching people and places that typically would have no access to positive lesbian content. It is also working with major broadcasters such as Showtime and film distributors including Wolfe Video and First Run Features. It has also famously partnered with non-profit organizations in the likes of GLAAD and HRC.

Plans for OML’s future include the addition of eBooks and music, among others. Papillon will be announcing more exciting new offers for 2013 in the few upcoming months.

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Co-Founded by Christin Mell and Nicole Valentine in 2008, produces and distributes innovative, high-quality web-series with a lesbian focus. The site is run by the creative team composed of Christin Mell- CEO, Jessica King- Chief Operations Officer, Julie Keck- Chief Creative Officer. Together this team has produced, written and directed I Hate Tommy Finch and The Throwaways. currently hosts 11 original and exclusive series including the popular McManusLand, Cowgirl Up Season 1, 3Way, and Brunch with Bridget.

OML has confirmed the return of its ever-popular “Battle Of The Lesbian Web Series” at Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend April 3-7, 2013 in Palm Springs, CA


Friday, January 11, 2013



As women from all over the world will descend upon the famed California desert known as Palm Springs to attend Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend April 3-7 (, all with different expectations, schedules, and friends, there is one immutable element that continues to link them all together: the music.

This year, the 2013 Dinah Entertainment Roster delivers, as always, plenty of incredible talent, awesome bands, and groundbreaking artists ranging from pop to dance, and indie music to electronica, that make up one hell of a line up.

The world’s largest girl party/music festival will, for the 23rd year in a row, turn the city of Palm Springs into the ultimate entertainment hub, offering an epic slate of Top Ten Billboard headliners, rising pop stars, and celebrities.

KARMIN, the pop sensation duo & Rolling Stone Magazine's "Woman who Rock" Winner, known for their infectious summer hit "Broken Hearted" headlines The Dinah 2013 during the “Monte Carlo” party held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Talent line-up includes as well HAVANA BROWN ("We Own The Night" ft Pitbull), Reggae/Dancehall legend DIANA KING, the “Vampire Diaries” very own KAT GRAHAM ("Put Your Graffiti On Me"), and electropop duo UH HUH HER as the grand finale (Sunday, April 7).

Also music’s new “it” girls, ANJULIE ("Brand New Bitch"), K. ROSE ("Sleep When I'm Dead") and KATY TIZ ("Famous").

Plus comics FORTUNE FEIMSTER ("Chelsea Lately"), JACKIE LOEB, SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER and exclusive appearances by TV reality stars, LAUREN BEDFORD RUSSELL and KIYOMI McCLOSKEY of "The Real L Word".

Kiyomi McCloskey and Lauren Bedford Rusell of "The Real L Word" (Photo by Leslie Van Stelten)

They’ll be accompanied by some of the LGBT community’s favorite lesbian celebrities as OML Media Corporation ( has confirmed the return of its ever-popular “Battle Of The Lesbian Web Series”.

This year The Dinah is introducing two inaugural events, hosting for the first time ever an exclusive “Celebrity Poker Tournament” on Saturday, April 6, with all proceeds going to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Stay tuned, as the complete list of celebrity poker players will be revealed on March 1.

In addition, The Dinah is launching a Movie Premiere event in association with actress, Jill Bennett, who will world-debut the first two episodes of the new independent sitcom written by Nancylee Myatt (3way), Dara Nai (, and Claudia Cogan (last comic standing) entitled “ Second Shot”.

Jill Bennett

Held April 3-April 7, 2013 in Palm Springs, CA, Club Skirts Dinah Shore – the original Dinah Shore Weekend - now in its milestone 23rd year is already on its way to be the biggest it's ever been.

Please note this is a partial List. 

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