Good morning, and Happy Friday! This is a name you will want to remember: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. The out director/writer premiered a short at Sundance starring Anna Camp (called Sequin Raze) and just had a show picked up on Lifetime, which she wrote with Marti Noxon of Buffy fame. Un-Real Life is about reality shows, and stars Shiri Appleby as “Rachel (Appleby), a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program’s dispassionate executive producer (Megyn Price) demands.” A hilarious rumor that I also wouldn’t mind happening: Michelle Rodriguez And Cara Delevingne As ‘Thelma And Louise’, Lesbian Version? What hot woman would take the place of Brad Pitt? Need something new to watch? Try lesbian drama A Map of Love, out on DVD Feb. 10. You could also go watch New Zealand’s Best LGBT Moments as chosen by NZ On Screen for Pride. Over at our brother site The Backlot, a gay woman asks for advice on dating a straight girl. Feel free to weigh in with your own comments/experience. It’s exactly one week from Valentine’s Day, and Dattch has some great V Day cards for you to send to your dandelion. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes brought out journalist Masha Gessen on his show to discuss being gay in Russia.
Sara Gilbert addressed Russia’s homophobia on The Talk, too! If you’re heading to Palm Springs for the Dinah this year, you will not want to miss Saturday’s pool party. I’ll see you there! Speaking of Alice, I mean, Leisha Hailey, her duo Uh Huh Her has released a new single called “Innocence.” Last night Conan O’Brian got in on the zombie craze but combining the undead with lesbian kissing. Seriously. You’re welcome? I’m sorry? I’m not sure.
Speaking of lesbian zombies (lezombies? zombians?) it appears there is a girl-on-girl kind of scene in Zombeavers that Karman Kregloe wanted you to know about.
Out snowboarder Cheryl Maas has a docu-web series following her journey in Sochi. Check out the first episode and then watch what she’s been doing to make a statement for equality in Russia.
A commercial for the Gay Games is airing in several markets during the Opening Ceremonies tonight. Love it.
I’m so glad to hear that Marlene King and the cast of Pretty Little Liars will appear on an upcoming episode of The Sundance Channel’s The Writer’s Room. They’re just now filming so it won’t be on for a while. We’ll keep you posted. Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, My Cat From Hell “Feral Scottish Fold” (Animal Planet 9 a.m.), Rosie O’Donnell on The View, *Couples Therapy (VH1 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m., 4 a.m.) , *Degrassi “Paper Planes, Pt. 1 & 2” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), Comedy Central Presents “Erin Foley” (Comedy Central 11 a.m.), Cruel Intentions (TMAX 12:30 p.m.), *Police Women of Memphis “Pills Poppin’ Everywhere” (DFH 1 p.m.), *Sex and the City “The Cheating Curve” (E! 1 p.m.), *Love & Hip Hop marathon (VH1 1:10 p.m.), *Black Sails “I.”/”II.” (Starz Edge 1:50 p.m./3 p.m., 6:50 p.m./8 p.m., 11 p.m./12:10 a.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Will & Grace “Partners” (We 3:30 p.m.), *Finding Bigfoot (Animal Planet 5 p.m./6 p.m.), Basic Instinct (Encore Suspense 5:20 p.m.), The Jane Austen Book Club (Ovation 6 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress “Day of Challenges” (TLC 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off “Big Game Grub” (Food Network 7 p.m.), *House of Lies “Associates” (Showtime 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Buffy “Lie to Me” (Pivot 10 p.m.), *Black Sails “II.” (Starz 10:50 p.m.), *House Hunters International “New Home For a New Family in Amsterdam” (HGTV 11 p.m.), *Chelsea Lately (E! 11 p.m.), Under the Tuscan Sun (Starz Comedy 11:20 p.m.), *Saturday Night Live “Kevin Hart; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis” (VH1 12 a.m.), Imagine Me & You (OMAX 1:40 a.m.), *Lost Girl “Turn to Stone” (Syfy 4 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!) *Denotes rerun