Good morning and Happy Martin Luther King Day!
HouseofGeekery.com made a list of their favorite LGBT couples in television history and Spashley comes in at number one. Naomily are at number three. Speaking of the Skins duo, here’s Kathryn Prescott‘s top five moments from the show.
If you watched Saturday Night Live this weekend, you likely saw Kate McKinnon do a great Jodie Foster impression. Check out this video of Kate with friend Eliot Glazer showing you how to power walk.
Speaking of SNL, host Jennifer Lawrence was hilarious as a punk teen willing to go bi for cool points.
There’s a ton of stuff going on at Sundance this week. In a review of Two Mothers, Vulture notes that BFFs Lil and Roz (Naomi Watts and Robin Wright) “are constantly mistaken for a lesbian couple, though the only kiss they’ve shared was an offscreen bout of teenage experimentation.” The rest of the movie is about them falling in love with each other’s teenage sons.
Cherienn Dabis‘s May in the Summer has Alia Shawkat playing Dahlia, “a lesbian tentatively trying to step out of the closet.” Even more reason to see the film from the out director.
In Emmanuel and the Truth About Fishes, Kaya Scodolario “can push her stepmother’s buttons by talking about lesbian dreams.” She’s also obsessed with her next door neighbor Jessica Biel. Here are the two stars posing with lesbian director Francesca Gregorini.
June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson spoke of the lesbian commune scene at a screening of their film Ass Backwards.
Apparently Michael Cera is so talented, he can play a lesbian. I doubt he’d be that convincing.
Here are some other real life lesbians in attendance this weekend:
Rose Troche and Stacie Passon (“Concussion”)
Tiphany Adams with the cast/crew of “Push Girls”
The Believer has an interview with swimmer Diana Nyad.
In other essential reading this week, check out this Vanity Fair piece “The Accidental Activist” about Norma McCorvey aka Jane Roe of the Roe v. Wade abortion case. Did you know she identified as a lesbian at one time? She later reneged and claimed to be ex-gay.
Lisa Cohen‘s book All We Know: Three Lives was highlighted on All Things Considered this weekend. A quote from the author:
The Secret Life of the American Teenager will premiere its final season on March 18. It might be your last chance to see Molly Ringwald play a lesbian mom.
Rita Ora has a best friend she calls wifey and holds hands with. Rihanna no longer has that market cornered.
The New York Times ran a terrific profile of J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons. In it she talked about the focus on her personal life over the last year:
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Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), Rachel Maddow hosts The Second Inauguration of Barack Obama (MSNBC 10 a.m.), *Portlandia (IFC 10:15 a.m.), Catfish: The TV Show (MTV 12 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Roseanne (CMT 5:30 p.m.), Cake Boss: Next Great Baker (TLC 6 p.m.), The Kids Are All Right (HBO Signature 6:10 p.m.), Our Idiot Brother (Showtime2 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Biggest Loser (NBC 8 p.m.), Love & Hip Hop (VH1 8 p.m.), Milk (Universal HD 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Degrassi (TeenNick 9, 9:30 p.m.) and Lost Girl (Syfy 10 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)