Good morning! It’s Christmas Eve Eve. I’m pretty jazzed about the holiday, but I do want to tell you guys something. I recommended Tomboy Tailors in my Butch Fashionplate Gift Guide this year, and I hope none of you listened to me because, man, am I disappointed in their service. (I should have read the Yelp reviews!) Suffice to say I’m trying to get refunded for goods never rendered and my wife is without the kick ass Christmas gift I thought I’d be giving her. It makes me really sad when I’m trying to champion a lesbian-owned company, especially one making suits for women in our community, and they don’t come through. I just wanted to say I’m sorry if I led any of you in the wrong direction, as I was duped myself. Moving on! Kate McKinnon did a fabulous Billie Jean King on SNL this weekend, but she also brought back her impression of Jane Lynch for Celebrity Family Feud.
Maria Bello wrote a follow-up piece to her original Modern Love column in The New York Times where she addresses why she came out when she did and how she thinks a lot of headlines about her being bisexual or lesbian are wrong. Here’s what she said about “why now?”:
I’m so glad she’s OK now, and that she felt compelled to be honest about her relationship with her 12-year-old son. Were you one of the lesbians kissing their girlfriends under the mistletoe in Shanghai this weekend? If so, you are my hero. Forbes writes about how straight ally programs are “transforming the workplace.” You might have one or two of your own where you work. In the best news ever, the two imprisoned Pussy Riot members have finally been set free! They haven’t changed a bit, either: As Nadezhda Tolokonnikova walked outside she yelled “Russia without Putin!” Congrats to Dot-Marie Jones on marrying her partner Bridget over the weekend.
And another congrats goes out to this brave lesbian couple who wed in Uganda despite the second passing of the anti-homosexuality bill. Ellen DeGeneres would like to appear in the Bridesmaids sequel and I am totally OK with that as long as she doesn’t play the character she did in Mr. Wrong.
Here Ellen is with director Paul Feig behind-the-scenes of their brilliant Oscars promo.
It looks like X-Men fans will not get their Rogue in the next film. Anna Paquin‘s brief appearance in the upcoming movie has been cut. Boo. Did you ever watched MTV’s Undressed? It’s fun to read the oral history over on Vulture. Katie Aselton talks about her role on the show:
(Actually her character’s name was Kim.) Two other lesbian stories discussed: “Twins” (one gay and one straight) switched places for a day, and “lesbians in a hot tub.” Here’s Damon Lindelof on writing that scene:
Damon was tapped into lesbians better than he thought! Supermodel/DJ Eve Salvail appeared on the web series Sez Me recently where she answered questions from the drag queen host as well as a very young girl.
Slate guesses what some famous poets might smell like in fragrance form, including Elizabeth Bishop and Sappho. I’d wear their scents! Just a note that we’ll only be posting a few things a day during the holiday (Christmas Eve through New Years Eve) so there’ll be no Brew until the new year. My resolution is to keep it awesome for you at all times. MTV’s True Life is looking for lesbians to participate in an upcoming episode called “I Want My Ex Back.” If that sounds like you and you’re between the ages of 18 and 28, send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, *Buffy marathon (FX 7 a.m.), *My Cat From Hell “Feral Scottish Fold” (Animal Planet 9 a.m.), *Degrassi (TeenNick 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.), *Black Ink Crew marathon (VH1 12 p.m.), Tanner Hall (TMC 12:30 p.m.), *My Cat From Hell “Bea Hates CeCe” (Animal Planet 2 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *My Cat From Hell “My Cat Ruined My Wedding” (Animal Planet 4 p.m.), *Girl Code marathon (MTV 4:22 p.m.), *Our America with Lisa Ling “Special Report: God and Gays” (OWN 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Black Ink Crew “From Wedlock to Headlock” (VH1 9 p.m.), Generation Cryo “The Reunion”/”One Last Trip” (MTV 10 p.m., 11 p.m.), Hollywood Game Night (NBC 10 p.m.), *Love & Hip Hop “Messy All Over the World” (VH1 11 p.m.), *Friends “The One with Two Parts, Pt. 1” (Nick 11 p.m), *Friday Night Lights “Toilet Bowl” (Pivot 1 a.m.), *Catfish: The TV Show “Kya & Alyx” (MTV 1 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!) *Denotes rerun