Morning Brew – Monday, January 2: A lesbian kiss on “Revenge,” there’ll be no Minky love on “Skins” this season


Good morning and happy new year!

The Root has a fabulous piece on black lesbian cinema over the last 20 years, as inspired by Pariah and its success.

In this New York Times profile of Carrie Brownstein, the Portlandia star talks about why her character Toni, the feminist bookstore worker who wanted to make out with Heather Graham last season is actually very punk rock:

Toni is totally feminist, but the way she expresses this is as a punk rocker with all the attendant self-righteousness. She’s MacKaye from Fugazi. She’s got that exact same snobbery as indie rock, the self-governing esoteric rules, the fierce defensiveness about her way of life, the wariness of latecomers.

And that’s why I love her and all feminist bookstore workers.

There’s a lesbian kiss coming up on Revenge, guys. It’s a very Coyote Ugly moment for Amanda, who has a boyfriend.

Those Coyote Ugly bars will get you every time!

I have some other pictures for you, too! From the new season of Skins. Look, it’s Minky!

But here’s the bad news: In an interview with Gay Times, Freya Mavor (Mini) says there won’t be any development in their relationship as anything other than friends.

Everyone went crazy when they found out it wasn’t going to happen. I’d have liked it. I’d be really up for playing a lesbian character. I’m quite up for getting up with girls. I think it’s good.

But what will Franky be up to? We’ll just have to wait and see.

WetPaint has compiled their favorite Brittana moments in photos. Is yours in there?

Rihanna tweeted on New Year’s that kissing her BFF Melissa “didn’t cut it” at midnight, so next year she needs to find someone new. Any takers?

Lindsay Lohan is on the cover of Maxim Australia this month. inside, she talks about how she’s more sexual than most of her friends. Does she mean twice as sexual, perhaps?Also, who are her friends? That makes a big difference.

NPR has a great piece on The Last Nude, the new lesbianish novel I need to read by Ellis Avery. Join me in an unofficial book club!

Soul and R&B legend Chaka Kahn will be headlining The Dinah this year, which means she might need to do some covers for the baby dykes who have no idea who she is. Actually, they might even think “Ain’t Nobody” is a cover if they’re that young.

Don’t forget to watch the new episode of Pretty Little Liars tonight!

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Pretty Little Liars marathon (ABC Family 11 a.m.), The Kids Are All Right (HBO Comedy 12:40 p.m.), *The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy (Lifetime 2 p.m.), Fried Green Tomatoes (5 MAX 3 p.m.), But I’m a Cheerleader (Logo 5:30 p.m.), The Rosie Show (OWN 7 p.m.), In the Life (PBS), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Iron Chef America (Cooking Channel 11 p.m, *1 Girl 5 Gays (Logo 11 p.m.), Inside Portlandia (IFC 11:30 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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