Morning Brew – Friday, Feb. 25: Jessie J says she’s always been open about being bi, Lisa Cholodenko on her Oscar snub

It’s Friday!

Sarah Jaffe has released a video for her song “All That Time” and I dig its simplicity.

British pop star/songwriter Jessie J says she doesn’t know why the press is making such a big deal about her saying she is bisexual. She Tweeted:

For all the people congratulating me on ‘coming out’ or confirming I’m ‘bi’ lol-I have NEVER hid my sexuality. The press just like to grasp anything and make it gossip or an exclusive *hype* I love who I love. I will never label my sexuality. If its a boy its a boy if its a girl its a girl. #simple #whoyouare #thereisaidit

She also told the show In: Demand:

I’ve never denied it. Whoopie doo guys, yes, I’ve dated girls and I’ve dated boys — get over it. It’s not a secret, but it’s the only thing they can grab onto.

So there you have it. Jessie J = bisexual and not into the media saying she’s “revealed” or “admitted” it.

Mary Queen of Scots famously dressed in drag in the 1500s to get out of the palace and into local pubs so she could drink. Although she wasn’t necessarily a lesbian, a new novel called The Raven’s Heart fantasizes what would have happen if she were.

Bonnie Sommerville, aka the lesbian character from Cashmere Mafia, has been cast in the new ABC pilot Other People’s Kids. She plays a divorced mom. Yay?

You guys, Daniela Sea is a a new film that also stars a Backstreet Boy. She’s looking quite feminine as a housewife in this ’60s era movie called The Casserole Club. A big difference from her character on The L Word, that’s for sure!

Here’s a behind-the-scenes interview with Daniela on set.

The film is in post-production now, so we’ll keep you posted on when and where we can see Kevin Richardson‘s O face and die it.

NPR talked with the cast and crew of The Kids Are All Right about their Oscar nominations, and Lisa Cholodenko was asked why she thought she was snubbed in the Best Director category.

I don’t know. I don’t know. I mean, it feels a little bit inappropriate for me to comment on it, you know. I look at the other films and I see things in those films that I don’t see in my own. So, you know, it would be easy to be self-disparaging and say oh, well, you know, I didn’t blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, and that’s the sign of a great director.

But if I’m being, you know, sort of have my ego in a healthy check, I would say, you know, there’s something unfortunate about not being recognized for the accomplishment of handpicking these, you know, spot-on actors to play these roles, doing a film in 23 days for very little money and getting these kind of Oscar-caliber performances and then having a script that’s also been nominated in honored, it’s hard to say: Well, where’s the director in that equation?

So I think as other people have commented on it, you know, it’s a style of directing that I think is a little more invisible. It doesn’t draw attention to myself. It really lets the script and the actors do their job, and it doesn’t have busy, flashy camerawork, partly because we couldn’t afford it and partly because it isn’t my style to be intrusive that way. And so, you know, maybe that’s not in vogue right now.

Can you believe the Oscars are this Sunday? We’ll definitely be doing some live Tweeting of it. Let’s make the hashtag #AEoscars!

Charlotte Chandler has penned a biography of Marlene Dietrich, fittingly titled Marlene, which will be released at the end of March. However, Chandler didn’t delve into Joan Crawford‘s sapphic side much in her previous biography, so I wonder if she’ll be leaving out the good stuff yet again.

I feel like this Tweet needs no comment.

One of our AfterEllen.com readers let us know that the Born This Way blog featured her recently, and I have to say, I’m right there with you in that early crush on Tatyana Ali, girl. If you’re not familiar with BTW, it’s inspired by the Lady Gaga song, but it’s all about LGBT people submitting photos and stories of themselves as youngsters, and the things that pointed to their sexuality and gender identity early on.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), House (USA 12 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Degrassi(TeenNick 9 p.m.), Out of Practice (Universal HD 10 p.m.), Portlandia (IFC 10:30 p.m.), Cat Cora on The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network 10:30 p.m.) and Amber Heard on Jimmy Fallon. (Thanks Roni!)

Have a great weekend!

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