Morning Brew – Fri. March 22: Mamie Gummer will play a lesbian cop, Brandi Carlile on “Jimmy Fallon”

Happy Friday!

Let’s start with the best news. Meryl Streep‘s daughter Mamie Gummer is following in mom’s footsteps by playing a lesbian, and I can’t fucking wait. Emily Owens M.D. didn’t get picked up for a second season, but that is only OK because now Mamie will be on CBS’ drama Backstrom playing “the female lead Nicole Graveley, a watchful, competent police detective who is a lesbian saddened over her breakup with her longtime partner.” Her co-star is Rainn Wilson, who will play “Everett Backstrom, an overweight, offensive, irascible detective, as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior.” Sounds great already!

Oh Canada! The country has a network called Slice that is home to a show called Golden Gays, about older LGBTs living in Palm Springs. According to the HuffPo, there are “lipstick lesbians, butches, drag queens, authors, bears and leather men acting out their own psychodramas under the desert sun.” That’s it, I’m moving to Canada. Or Palm Springs.

Tammy Baldwin is in charge of getting more women into the senate, and keeping those that are already there in their places. Hopefully Tammy can bring in some other queer ones while she’s at it!

Some whack ass principal told 16-year-old lesbian Destin Holmes that he “didn’t want a dyke in their school.” She has an attorney and is working to fight against this harassment, as she should!

Were you thinking about scissoring? Fortune Feimster was.

Brandi Carlile looked lovely performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night.


Speaking of BC, she’s on a new John Denver tribute album coming out next month, singing “Country Roads” with Emmylou Harris.

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Say Yes to the Dress (TLC 6 p.m.), Jessie J on Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 6 p.m.), Our Idiot Brother (Showtime 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 7:30 p.m.), Degrassi (TeenNick 9 p.m.), 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards (Palladia 9 p.m.), Rachel Maddow hosts Hubris: Selling the Iraq War (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Encore 9:35 p.m.), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (Sundance 10 p.m.), *Hot in Cleveland (TV Land 10:30 p.m.), *Friends (Nick 11 p.m.), That Sex Show (Logo 11 p.m.), *Iron Chef America (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.), Why We Laugh: Funny Women (Showcase 12 a.m.), *Friends (Nick 12:30 a.m.) and *Lost Girl (Syfy 2 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun

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