Morning Brew – Uzo Aduba’s Nigerian mom loves Crazy Eyes


Good morning!

After you watch Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project tonight on Vh1, join us tomorrow for a live Google Hang Out with Laura Petracca of Hunter Valentine. Use #AskLaura on Twitter to send in your questions.


Jane Lynch has been hired for yet another new ad campaign. This time, she’s the voice and face of Virgin Mobile Australia.

The butch and femme debate continues! June Thomas at Slate helps to answer some questions about the identities.

On Slate’s photoblog, a feature on a really cool project: “How Asian Families Learn to Welcome a LGBTQ Child’s Partner.”

K-Pop group 4L has a very lesbian new teaser for an upcoming video and, um, those nails are scaring me.

Here’s a video of the Women Who Kick Ass panel at Comic-Con. And now two Tatiana interviews!

Out comic Brittany Ashley stars in this hilarious video about dating now vs. the ’90s.

The Chicago Reader interviewed Czech filmmaker Jan Hrebejk about his career, and he made mention of a film that might pique your interest:

It’s good to talk to the actors when you’re presenting certain situations. I made one movie that had a lesbian love scene, but the actresses [in the scene] were not lesbians. It was important that we were all comfortable with the scene.

Anyone familiar with his work and know which film it was?

Queen Latifah learned the “swirl” from Uzo Aduba.

Then Uzo shared what her Nigerian mom thought of Crazy Eyes.

I also enjoyed hearing Queen recap OITNB‘s plot.

Tig Notaro is on Vogue‘s list of “Comediennes Who Are Killing It.” I’m sure they’d love “comedians” but what can you do?

A brave soul at The Daily Beast tried out Cosmo‘s sex tips for lesbians and said they were, in a word, “terrible.”

Out MMA fighter Jessica Aguilar is’s Woman Crush Wednesday.

Equality Michigan has filed a petition to end the “womyn born womyn” policy at Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival.

Out author EJ Levy writes about identifying as a lesbian but marrying a man for Salon.

Escapades has a really great infographic about Prides around the world.

AE reader Eliza sent us this tip that Joss Whedon said he regretted killing off Tara on Buffy. You can see it on this Comic-Con panel video around 37:33.


High school swimmer and out lesbian Bree Bailey writes about her experience for Outsports.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), The Case Against 8 (HBO2 12:15 p.m.), Mulholland Dr. (Encore Suspense 12:40 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Will & Grace “Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard” (We 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Smith” (Cooking Channel 3 p.m.), *Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out marathon (MTV2 3 p.m.), To Rome With Love (Starz Comedy 4:30 p.m.), *You Live in What? “Movie House; Dairy; Soda Plant” (GAC 6 p.m.), *Melissa & Joey “Something Happened” (ABC Family 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Robin Roberts on Tavis Smiley (PBS), Boys on the Side (Starz InBlack 8 p.m.), *True Blood “Karma” (HBO 8:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m., HBO Signature 10:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Sia on SoundClash (VH1, Palladia 9 p.m.), The Bridge “The Acorn” (FX 10 p.m.), Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project “Busking, Romance and Fresh Blood” (VH1 10 p.m.), *Real Housewives of New Jersey “Trash-Talking” (Bravo 10 p.m., 1:30 a.m.), *Masters of Sex “Fight” (Showtime 10:45 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out “Chrissy Teigan/PWD” (MTV2 11 p.m.), *The Last Ship “Lockdown” (TNT 11:03 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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