Morning Brew – Friday, May 27: Train’s lesbian twist in “Save Me, San Francisco” video, a lesbian wedding on a Chilean soap


Good morning! How happy are you that it’s Friday? It’s Memorial Day weekend for us here in the U.S. so we won’t be publishing as much content on Monday as we normally do. We like to take some time off around these parts. (Our wives make us.)

AE reader Shortypants pointed out the lesbian twist in this video from Train for their single “Save Me, San Francisco.”

I wonder if this idea popped into their heads because San Fran is so gay. Do you forgive them for “Hey Soul Sister” now?

Suzanne Vega premiered her play about Carson McCullers in New York this week and an early review says it includes a lot about her lesbian affairs, including naming the writer’s famous lovers such as “Katherine Anne Porter, Marilyn Monroe, Hilda Marks, Anne Marie Clarac-Schwartzenbach, even Greta Garbo.” Ain’t no shame in her game!

Vice Style has some great shots of the NY duo Creep on their blog. Here are two of my faves:

A soap opera in Chile called Infiltradas (The Infiltrators) hosted a lesbian wedding last night between Nina and Macarena (great name, BTW). The premise of this show sounds kind of awesome, so if you live in Chile, lucky you!

It’s looking pretty good for Jane Lynch to host the Emmys. She told The Wall Street Journal it’s highly likely and gave the writer “a big wink.” Yessss.

June Millington of the first all-girl rock band Fanny penned a piece about their iconic status for Ms. Magazine, reminding me (and everyone else) they were the first women/lesbians to be playing music together and signed to a major label — even before The Runaways. Yet, they are “barely mentioned” in the new Women Who Rock exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Indian actress Genelia D’Souza was asked if she would ever play a lesbian role and she replied:

I’m an actor and I don’t think there’s anything wrong in playing a lesbian. But it has to be done with dignity, which doesn’t exist here.

As to who she’d pick to be her love interest, she chose Priyanka Chopra, saying, “She’s a lot of fun.” OK, someone write that — and give it a lot of sex scenes dignified dialogue!

Daniela Sea is at the Cannes Film Fest on behalf of her film Black Moon. Here she is with director Amie Siegel.

NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg is speaking out about his support of gay marriage in New York state, and he’s including his lesbian niece in the push for support. Lesbian nieces everywhere, come out to your powerful uncles!

Glee‘s Brad Falchuk gave EW some scoop on Santana’s gay evolution:

When we (co-creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan) talked about doing that story and about her really being gay, it was a big conversation because it’s a big deal. She’s a major character. We knew we were going to get some blowback, frankly. I think we’re all very progressive but the reality is a lot of the country isn’t as progressive yet. But we wanted to take the risk because it was a group of people that weren’t truly identified on the show. We were so respectful on the Kurt story and really have focused so much on that and the character and making the sure the struggle of a gay teen in Ohio was looked at. We wanted to do the same as this one. We knew it was going to take some time. We didn’t wanna rush it. We didn’t have the time to really tell that story. I’m not gonna just have her come out in the last scene of the episode. That’s a big deal. We dedicated two episodes to Kurt coming out and then it went on. We want to give it some time so we’re giving it some time and we’re going to get into it next season.

OK, so basically he’s saying Santana needs at least three episodes to come out in. That’s fine by us. What about an entire season? We can come up with a song list if you give us five minutes.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Make Room For Multiples (TLC 2 p.m.), Friends (TBS 5:30 p.m.), Chloe (Starz Cinema 8:15 p.m.) and The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

Have an awesome weekend.

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