Morning Brew – Tues. April 19: Details on Chely Wright’s wedding, Carol Ann Duffy to write poem for the Royal Wedding



The latest episode of No More Downlow delves into discrimination at the Dinah. Some event promoters say that there isn’t much of a place for women of color at the annual lesbian event.

Interesting to see the history of the actual actress, Dinah Shore, and how she had a lot of of black women friends and collaborators on the stage.

Have you been looking for something lesbian about the Royal Wedding? Out Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will be penning a poem for Will and Kate’s nuptials. And that’s about it.

But a wedding with a lot of lesbian flair will be that of Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer. Here’s what Chely told People about their ceremony in August:

-They won’t be wearing veils. (“We both like our hair too much!”)
-They are marrying in Conn. because it’s legal there. (“We’re old fashioned in that way – we want to be legally married.”) and they will be married by a Rabbi and a reverend as Lauren is Jewish and Chely is a Christian.
-The reception will have barbecue from NYC’s Blue Smoke. (“Lauren’s idea – not my influence! I don’t even eat meat!”)
-There will be a DJ, not a live band. (“Bands at weddings make me nervous. Sometimes they’re not great, and I’d be going, ‘Ugh, that doesn’t sound right.’ So we’re going to play all the campiest, cheesiest songs you can think of – ‘Vogue,’ ‘You Shook Me All Night Long.’ “)

It sounds a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll, no?

Dr. Drew did a show about late in life lesbians on HLN last week. He talked with two women who had been in serious relationships with men and eventually came to find they were gay for other gals.

He’s a year or two behind that trend, but it’s always nice to hear about ladies who found their happiness.

True Blood comes back in June, and I can. not. wait. Here’s a sneak peak at the new season.

And, I’m telling you, this season is definitely going to have some girl-on-girl content.

Actress Charlotte Rae attended the TV Land Awards with her Facts of Life co-stars last week, and she wanted to praise them all for being such great women. Unfortunately, she used a word that can easily be misconstrued, and said: “I tell you, I’m all so proud of my girls. They all turned out to be straight! Straight!” Yes, all of them except Geri Jewell, Charlotte, and even though she claims she didn’t mean to be referencing sexuality, it still came off that way, causing Meredith Baxter to later say, “We didn’t come out as straight as The Facts of Life, but we’re doing pretty well.” Oops! Charlotte later told Good Morning America she meant straight as in “a tree that grows straight up into the sky.”

Comedy blog The Comic’s Comic created a graphic to show how many women write for late night shows. Take a look:

I can’t be sure, but I’m pretty sure only one of them is a lesbian, and that’s Fortune Feimster of Chelsea Lately. Shocking? No. Sad? Yes.

Daniela Sea stars in a new film called Black Moon, and it’s just been selected for the Cannes Film Festival. It’s a post-apocalyptic film, and a remake of the 1975 movie of the same name, but directed by a woman, artist Amie Siegel.

This Friday, you can see another gay woman in a scary movie. Stake Land, starring Kelly McGillis, opens this weekend. The actress tells her local New Jersey paper:

I don’t like watching horror movies because I like to sleep at night. But I can identify with just about anything. I have a good imagination.

Despite leaving LA for the east coast, McGillis told The Star-Ledger acting is still her first love.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Police Women of Memphis (OWN 2 p.m.), What Not to Wear (TLC 3 p.m.), Friends (TBS 5:30 p.m.), Fried Green Tomatoes (Encore 5:45 p.m.), Karen Williams: I Need a Snack (Logo 7 p.m.), Glee (Fox 8 p.m.), The Biggest Loser: Couples (NBC 8 p.m.) and The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m., midnight, 4 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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