Morning Brew – Mon. Jan. 20: Jennifer Lawrence goes bi on “SNL,” “The New York Times” profiles Jenna Lyons

 
 

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.

Alia Shawkat

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.

When asked to describe the movie, the two often go back to one scene that takes place at a lesbian commune. It’s clear they’re lovingly obsessed with it. “We actually read about this place,” Wilson explained. “It’s called Sister Spirit. It’s a real place!” “And we do some things to the women there that could definitely be considered inappropriate,” Raphael adds.

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:

Jane Lynch

Rose Troche and Stacie Passon (“Concussion”)

Tig Notaro

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:

I was interested in showing this world of women that I learned about. It was a world of women who acknowledged their debts to one another. They were intellectual debts and emotional debts, and material debts also, and they really depended on each another, and they loved other women. They also sometimes loved other men. … I wanted to write a book that wasn’t just about one great person, but about a kind of collectivity and about these interdependencies.

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:

“It has been challenging this past year,” she said dryly. “I’ve been sort of shocked with the level of interest in my personal life.” Traveling under the radar of the paparazzi, it seems, is increasingly not an option. “I keep my sunglasses on,” she said. “Too bad I’m six feet tall.” … “When I was young and people judged me for things I had no control over, that was really hard, so I’m incredibly open to people doing whatever works for them,” she said. “It’s just as surprising to me as it probably is to everyone else. It certainly is strange to wake up, at 44, and look at the person next to you and think: ‘Oh! This wasn’t what I expected.’ But I don’t think love works that way, and I am O.K. with that.”

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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!)

*Denotes rerun

 
 

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