Morning Brew – Mon. Feb. 18: Carrie Brownstein and Chloe Sevigny are a couple on “Portlandia,” a film about ex-con lesbian lovers wins at Berlinale


Good morning! Happy Monday!

A film called Vic and Flo Saw a Bear follows French actresses Pierrette Robitaille and Romane Bohringer as lovers who are also ex-convicts. The drama follows the women as they are released from prison and attempt to live normal lives, despite the presence of parole officers. It won the Alfred Bauer Prize at Berlinale this week, and sounds like it might have a bit of comedy to it, despite being referred to as melodramatic.

On Friday’s episode of Portlandia, both Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen fall in love with and start dating their roommate, played by Chloe Sevigny. What you really need to know about this is that Carrie and Chloe make out. Thank you, IFC. Thank you.

So apparently Patti Stanger (aka The Millionaire Matchmaker) was once “a lesbian for a year.” I’m not really sure that works. Like, when do you start counting the 365 days?

Shonda Rimes says all of the Grey’s Anatomy characters are safe this season, unlike others in the past where they should all have been afraid for their lives.

Speaking of Shonda’s pawns, Jessica Capshaw attended the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards with her dad, mom and siblings in L.A. over the weekend. That’s a sexy outfit for a family get-together!

Stereogum has compiled the Top 10 Tegan and Sara songs and I’m sure at least one of you completely disagrees.

The Rumpus has an interview with Erin McKeown. Have you listened to Manifestra yet? has love advice from cool girls, and some of them are queer!

Fortune Feimster is on the new season of After Lately on E! and she does a great Cher impression.

Rachel Maddow was a guest on The Ed Show this week and discussed the Iraq documentary she’s been working on.

Samantha Ronson‘s mom said Lindsay Lohan was “psychotic” and she worried about her daughter’s “safety and well-being” while the two were dating a few years ago. (Like four years ago, and yet, here we are.) Yikes!

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Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show,

Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.),

Finding Bigfoot marathon (Animal Planet 9 a.m.),

When I Was 17 (MTV2 11:30 a.m.) – With Aubrey O’Day, Your Sister’s Sister (Showtime2 12 p.m.),

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.),

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.),

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.)*

Portlandia (IFC 2, 2:30 p.m.)*,

Milk (Universal HD 3:30 p.m.),

What’s Cooking? (Encore Love 3:45 p.m.), Friends “The One That Could Have Been, Pt. 1 and 2” (TBS 4, 4:30 p.m.),

Kourtney and Kim Take Miami “Lez-B-Honest” (E! 4 p.m.),

Catfish: The TV Show “Kya & Alyx” (MTV 5 p.m.),

Reba “Van’s Agent” (CMT 5:30 p.m.),

Our Idiot Brother (TMC 6:30 p.m.),

Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.),

The Biggest Loser “Work Together” (NBC 8 p.m.),

Love & Hip Hop “Ain’t Always About the Dollaz” (VH1 8 p.m.),

Hubris: Selling the Iraq War – Hosted by Rachel Maddow (MSNBC 9 p.m.),

Black Ink Crew (VH1 9 p.m.), Lost Girl “The Kenzi Scale” (Syfy 10 p.m.),

Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Italian Empire” (Cooking Channel 10 p.m.)*,

That Sex Show (Logo 10:30 p.m.),

Conan (TBS 11 p.m.) – Guest: Tig Notaro*,

Chasing Amy (Showtime2 11 p.m.),

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Starz Edge 12:15 a.m.), Saving Face (Starz Cinema 4:50 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun

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