1. Jeff says

    @Joe you are right and I stand corrected. I know little about Pussy Riot story and after reading more I realized my faux pas and stand corrected in that these women are great!

  2. Mario says

    Self promoting talentless azzholes. As a gay man, I’m sick of being the latest “in thing” for stupid white chicks.

  3. says

    They are absolutely brilliant, and Mario, you’re only showing your own ignorance by calling them “stupid.” They are anything but.

  4. C.J. says

    Loved it! These women are not only level headed and strong, but they are also bright and VERY funny!

  5. says

    Their responses, delivered deadpan, were completely brilliant. You could tell Colbert was relishing every minute of it–they were a true match for him, a rarity even among his English-speaking guests.

  6. Ben in Oakland says

    As always, when Colbert is really on it, he gives John Stewart a run For the money.

    As a gay man, Mario, I can’t even begin to imagine the size of the stick up your ass that you woke up with today. These women were absolutely terrific, and they are fighting for YOU. Maybe you should thank Maggie Gallagher or Phyllis schlafley for making your life better today.

  7. booka says

    Mario what planet re you from? These courageous women stood up to a brutal dictator, and a repressive regime with more dignity and conviction than you can even fathom. You might do well to learn who is worthy of respect in this world. There where also many, many people (even straight women),that paid it forward in blood, so that a ignorant twit like yourself could call yourself Gay. Rather than commenting on blogs you might want to spend your time learning about it.

  8. StevyD says

    These woman are the best hope for Russia. All social change requires fearlessness, brashness and personal courage. These women have more than most. I wonder where the third member of Pussy Riot, ‎Yekaterina Samutsevich was?

  9. SpaceCadet says

    That was awesome and these women are awesome. To come out of prison after being sent there unjustly and remain upbeat and defiant is amazing and inspiring to me.

  10. tinkerbelle says

    @STEVYD — my thoughts exactly. The third member is still in prison. This may be why these two women are treading a bit lightly.

    Mario has to update himself with recent Russian history to understand on what a limb these two have placed themselves on, and what serious responsibility they’ve taken on. True, real activists. Americans couldn’t begin to understand.

  11. says

    @Tinkerbelle: Yekaterina Samutsevich isn’t still in prison. She was released on a suspended sentence while the other two were still in prison. Also, Pussy Riot is a loose collective with many members, not just three.

    I agree, however, that Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina are true activists. They have consistently refused to back down or give up their integrity. And they’re smart, funny yet serious performers, as they showed on Colbert last night.

  12. Hey Darlin' says

    Sometimes we tend to think of a foreign culture and society IS what the government shows us post filtration. However, we must always remember they may be a LOT more like us than their government would like us to realize.

  13. peterparker says

    We are all Pussy Riot!!

    I. Love. These. Ladies!!

    (And, even as gay as I am—and I’m *very* gay—I can’t stop looking at Nadya’s face. I think she is *so* beautiful.)

  14. mikd says

    Why do all female pop performers have to be “amazing”? What have they done that’s “amazing”?

  15. andrew says

    That was fun. The girls understood Colbert’s humor and had some quick come backs for him. Hopefully there are millions more like them in Russia.

  16. emjayay says

    Why does TR, the best gay blog on earth, so reliably attract some super Debbie Downer mindlessly negative commenters?

    These women were totally understood the stance of a satirical program in a different language, and are smart, informed, witty, poised, and beautiful besides.


  17. leprechaunvict says

    Joe, you need to be ¢-you-next-tuesday-punted if you keep up that misogynistic bs you piece of trash wannabe

    these women are right-on sisters and are the future of Russia hopefully becoming a normal, or least less effed up, country.

  18. says

    Amazing. Colbert was smitten by their intelligence, charm, sense of purpose, & quick witted humour.

    They are truly the best Ambassadors Russian LGBT, actually all Russians that value a world community of equality, could ever hope for. When Nadya replied that they had a much different hope for Russia’s future than what Putin envisioned you could see the depth of her understanding of purpose.