Leisha’s cleaning it up.” Since they charged onto the scene in 2007 on the heels of bassist Leisha Hailey’s role as Alice Pieszecki on Showtime’s , Uh Huh Her have done more than their share of cleaning up messes. “I was like, ‘Go out there and vent,’ and so she did.” Multiple media outlets picked up the story, running full-page photographs of Hailey with little to no mention of the band.
But despite the new EP, a headlining gig at this year’s Dinah Shore in Palm Springs, and legions of devoted fans singing their praises on message boards around the world, one specific incident continues to haunt the band and it doesn’t seem to be going away.“It was the worst week of my life,” says Hailey of her and Grey’s September 2011 forcible removal from a Southwest Airlines flight for an alleged kiss they shared. “We woke up the next morning and on , they were talking about it.
We were simply being affectionate like any normal couple.
We take full responsibility for getting verbally upset with the flight attendant after being told it was a “family airline.” We were never told the reason the flight attendant approached us, we were only scolded that we “needed to be aware that Southwest Airlines was a family oriented airline.” No matter how quietly homophobia is whispered, it doesn’t make it any less loud. We ask this airline to teach their employees to not discriminate against any couple, ever, regardless of their own beliefs.We want to live in a society where if your loved one leans over to give you an innocent kiss on an airplane it’s not labeled as “excessive or not family oriented” by a corporation and its employees.Ob das das Ende ihrer gemeinsamen Band Uh Huh Her oder gar ihrer Freundschaft zu Kate Moennig bedeutet, ist nicht klar.Ihre Ex-BFF taucht in den letzten Wochen jedenfalls nur noch an Camilas Seite auf, offenbar aber rein platonisch: Kate soll mit einer Frau namens Ana liiert sein (auf obigem Foto mit Lady Gaga von hinten zu sehen). April), seit dieser Woche vollständig, bietet leider nicht ganz so viele Lesben und Lesben-Ikonen - und schon gar nicht so hochkarätige - wie Dinah.‘I knew the show was popular but I didn’t know that people followed all the actors individually to see what they were doing on the side.
It took a while for the band to catch up to that, and prove itself as something other than this schticky side-hobby.’The band released their debut album Common Reaction on Nettwerk in 2008 but split with the label shortly after, leaving them to personally finance 2011’s , their second full-length release.Since the show ended in 2009, Hailey – previously part of 90s duo The Murmurs – has returned to her musical roots in indie/electro pop outfit Uh Huh Her alongside vocalist, guitarist, producer (and girlfriend) Camila Grey, a former member of lo-fi rock outfit Mellowdrone and experienced session musician for the likes of Busta Rhymes and Dr Dre.‘When we started the band I thought a few people might have heard about it through , but the reaction was pretty overwhelming,’ Hailey says.We have always promoted tolerance, openness and equality both as a band and as individuals.We both come from loving homes where our parents not only love and accept us, but are also proud of who we are.Let’s get it out the way: Leisha Hailey was in The L Word.