Morning Brew – Tue. July 24: Jon Stewart tackles Chick-fil-a’s homophobia, Fiona returns to “Degrassi”

Good morning, Brewbies. As I mentioned yesterday, Trish Bendix is at TCA’s summer press tour sussing out all the very best queer lady entertainment news. For up-to-the-minute updates, you should definitely follow her on Twitter (@TrishBendix). Yesterday, she got some scoop on Glee and started an airline that only admits pug and pug owners as passengers, I think.

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart tackled recent homophobic statements by The Boy Scouts of America and Chick-fil-a boss Dan Cathy, who said last week that he was “guilty as charged” of opposing same-sex marriage.

Now I just want some Girl Scout cookies and waffle fries.

Fiona was finally back on last night’s Dagrassi, and even though Imogen was a little squirrelly about going public with their relationship, Fiona made me want to high five her when she went up against hockey team captain Mike Dallas, who apparently things Fiona and Imogen are too pretty to be lesbians.

Fiona: I’m flattered, but not interested.
Dallas: Well, I love me a challenge.
Fiona: And I love me girls.

The school is also staging a gay remake of Romeo and Juliet, which should be a good time. You can watch full episodes of Degrassi at TeenNick.com.

Pretty Little Liars is all new tonight with an episode written by Andy Reaser and directed by gay lady showrunner Marlene King. The title is “crazy,” which makes sense because
this sneak peek is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.

Did you scream at the end? I screamed at the end. Also, this is the last Paige-less episode for the rest of the season. Lindsey Shaw tweeted to say Paige will be back from 3.08 through the rest of the summer!

Lesbian film Mosquita y Mari took home several awards at Outfest. It won the Audience Award for Outstanding First U.S. Dramatic Feature Film, and star Fenessa Pineda won the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film. During the ceremony, judges praised Pineda by saying: “This actress brought nuance and subtlety to a fresh coming of age story. [She] beautifully capture[d] the fleeting moments of transition from innocence to curiosity to self-discovery.”

Sasha Alexander was interviewed on E!’s Fashion Police, and of course they asked her about the lesbian subtext on Rizzoli & Isles. She said:

You know what? We didn’t encourage it and then people caught onto it. I think we’re just really touchy women. People sort of glob onto that moment and drink to it. It’s like a drinking game. Anything we do they drink, they do shots.

Oh, Sasha, don’t be silly. Anything you do, we write fan fiction. It’s like getting drunk in a whole other way.

Today in lesbian-ish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun), Tabatha Takes Over marathon (Bravo 8 a.m.), Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), The New Adventures of Old Christine “For Love or Money” (Lifetime 11 a.m.), Engaged & Underage “Krystle and Kiel” (Logo 11:30 a.m.), Engaged & Underage “Cassie and Emmelie” (Logo 12:30 p.m.), 8 Simple Rules “The After Party” (ABC Family 1 p.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) – With guest co-host Tabatha Coffey, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun), Sex Change Hospital (DFH 2 p.m.), Primary Colors (Showtime2 3:30 p.m.), Friends “The One with the Dozen Lasagnas” (TBS 5 p.m.), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (HBO 5 p.m.), Black Swan (OMAX 5:10 p.m.), House Hunters International “Renovated Colonial Homes in Merida, Mexico” (HGTV 7 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars “Crazy” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), White Collar “Diminishing Returns” (USA 9 p.m.), Degrassi “Got Your Money, Pt. 2″ (TeenNick 10 p.m.), The Glee Project “Tenacity” (Oxygen 10 p.m.), Boardwalk Empire “A Return to Normalcy” (HBO Signature 10 p.m.) (rerun), Nip/Tuck “Liz Cruz” (Logo 10 p.m.), Food Network Star “Finale: A Star Is Born” (Food Network 11 p.m.), The Real L Word (Showtime2 11 p.m.) (rerun), Big Brother After Dark (Showtime2 midnight), Thirteen (TMAX 1:15 a.m.), Rizzoli & Isles “I Kissed a Girl” (TNT 2 a.m.) [Thanks for the schedule, Roni!]

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