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Lesbians unite! Stacy Leigh’s Paintings Question both Straight and Lesbian Love and We Cannot Get Enough.  

By Cynthia Underwood

Santa Monica, CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/7/19 – “Painting is probably not the coolest way to spend a Saturday night”’says artist Stacy Leigh. Stacy’s paintings are at once sexual and at the same time imbued with a home town feeling. The woman with the teeth that aren’t perfect is a prime example of good old America with “real” people. Who is she? Why did Stacy paint her?

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I am particularly engaged with the Barbie dolls on the ground photo. I feel like Olivia Benson from Law and Order SVU has something to do with this.

Stacy’s works also clearly have a lesbian vibe especially with the No Boyz image. Is this a painting from a photo? Is this a painting from her imagination? We don’t know and that lends to the tension and the lesbian vibe.

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One thing I love about Stacy is her openness to life but also that she doesn’t reveal all that she is. Is Stacy a lesbian, as her paintings suggest? Is she straight? Am I asking too much for wanting to know? I want to know for personal reasons (I’m a lesbian!!) but also because I’m wondering if her sexuality informs her paintings.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board as a chief organizer of the Television Critics Association’s press tours, held twice a year in Beverly Hills and Pasadena. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and the Desert Aids Project, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been an active member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.