Morning Brew – Tig Notaro talks about her new Showtime series on “Katie”


Good morning and Happy Friday!

A lesbian voiced a Misfit on Jem and characters on The Smurfs and My Little Pony? Susan Blu, are you my root?

Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Gala - Arrivals

Tig Notaro went on Katie yesterday to discuss her cancer diagnosis and how she used humor to make it through a tough time.

This is probably the most subdued I’ve ever seen her. It’s the Katie Couric effect, I guess! But I’m so super excited about her new Showtime series.

Linda Perry did a Reddit Q&A where she answered a question about being a new face of gay marriage. Her answer:

sara and I are just being Sara an Linda we dont need to be anything for anybody.

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's 2014 An Evening With Women (AEWW) - Arrivals

She also said Beyonce doesn’t write her own songs and broke hearts around the world.

Allison Weiss premiered a new track called “The Fall” for your listening pleasure.

And Sarah Jaffe has a new (old) song, too, called “Lover Girl.”


Brittney Griner shared what she does on a day off in Phoenix, which includes eating, skateboarding and going to movies. WNBA stars: They’re just like us!

Outfest has a great interview with Desiree Akhavan about Appropriate Behavior.

Cynthia Nixon tracks down her family roots on the new episode of Who Do You Think You Are, premiering July 23 on TLC.

Ryan Murphy tweeted a pic of Sarah Paulson from the set of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

If one of them is gay and the other is straight, do they identify as bisexual?

The Last Ship has been renewed for a second season, which has us hoping for more development of the lesbian character, Lieutenant Alisha Granderson.

Clarina fans, check this out! (I’m not sure if it’s a spoiler or not, so tread carefully. Thanks Camila.)

Out director Shelbe Chang has a new film called LGBT Love Stories. If that sounds like something you’re into, check out

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), Buffy marathon (Pivot 7 a.m.), Why We Laugh: Funny Women (Showtime2 9 a.m.), Reaching For the Moon (TMC 9:15 a.m., 4 a.m.), *Curb Appeal “Bright Green Home Transformed Into a Timeless Tudor-Style Home” (HGTV 9:30 a.m.), *Roseanne “The Blaming of the Shrew” (We 10 a.m.), Mulholland Dr. (Encore Suspense 10:40 a.m., 6:30 p.m.) , Mad About You “Dr. Wonderful” (FXX 12 p.m.) (rerun), House “Charity Case”/”After Hours” (Universal HD 12 p.m., 5 p.m./1 p.m.) , *Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project “The Journey Begins” (VH1 1 p.m., 12 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), *Bones “The Salt in the Wounds” (TNT 1 p.m.), *Will & Grace “Girl Trouble” (We 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m), Happy Endings (Flix 2:30 p.m.), *Roseanne “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (Logo 3:30 p.m.), *Cold Case “Boy Crazy” (Ion 4 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Set It Off (BET 7 p.m.), Girls “Free Snacks” (HBO Comedy 7:30 p.m.), *Masters of Sex “Parallax” (Showtime 8 p.m., 11:15 p.m., Showtime2 10 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta “Dare to Be Different” (TLC 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Ray Donovan “Yo Soy Capitan” (Showtime2 9 p.m., Showtime 12:15 a.m.), *True Blood “Death Is Not the End” (HBO 12 a.m.), *Friends “The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel” (Nick 12:12 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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