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Another Door Opens - "The Closer" and Brenda/Sharon

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Having recently spent a highly successful hour discussing "Rizzoli & Isles", F4F Radio looks to continue that success by remaining with the same genre, the same network, and even the same NIGHT.  "The Closer", an award-winning police drama that wraps up its seventh and final highly-rated season this summer, stars Emmy/Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Southern belle who just so happens to be a CIA-trained interrogator who heads the Major Crimes division of the LAPD.  For several years, "The Closer" remained under the radar for the LGBT fanfic community - that is, until the arrival of Captain Sharon Raydor (two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell), head of the Internal Affairs division responsible for investigating the use of force by police officers.  Over the last three seasons that has meant Brenda and Sharon frequently butting heads over whose investigation takes priority.  It's also meant dozens of Brenda/Sharon fanfics, thanks to the tension and friction generated by the evolution of their relationship from enemies to allies.  Tonight we will have three guests to discuss their Brenda/Sharon works - Rahleeyah, author of the epic "Where You Least Expect it"; I-Love-Capn-Raydor, who wrote the equally epic "Synchronicity"; and Toomanycats, who created the ongoing series "Physics/Chemistry".  We'll discuss our favorite ladies, whether Brenda's marriage makes writing more challenging, and what impact the end of "The Closer" and the upcoming Sharon Raydor spinoff "Major Crimes" will have on the fandom.