Morning Brew – Monday, Jan. 23: “Your Sister’s Sister” is a hit at Sundance, Heather Graham as a gay porn director in “Cherry”

Good morning! I hope you’re not having a case of the Mondays.

I’m jealous that Australia has a lesbian contestant on The Biggest Loser. It’s one of my favorite shows in the U.S. and I have yet to see an actual out lesbian on the show. (One came out after the show, though, I know.) Margie Cummins is a 33-year-old pizza shop owner from Brisbane. If I owned a pizza shop, I would have a steady diet of dough, cheese and toppings for life.

In this article with a misleading headline (“Glenn Close on Being Bisexual, Doing a Man“), Glenn Close talks about what makes her the most proud of Albert Nobbs, which hits theaters his week.

Moments in the movie when I think people honestly forget what they’re looking at. It’s not two gay men and one confused other woman; it’s two people in a loving and passionate relationship, being kind to a third person. And gender really, at that point, doesn’t matter. I know that it does matter, but in some ways, if you look at it from some angles, gender should be irrelevant. People should be able to love whoever they have that safety and connection with. That’s a basic human need. And that’s what Albert takes on. What she longs for is that sitting room. Those two chairs in front of the fire represent everything that she wants. And it’s basically a safe place with someone across the room. It’s as simple as that.

In other news, Glenn Close does not consider herself bisexual nor did she think of herself as “doing a man.” She views playing Albert as a woman.

In the upcoming indie Cherry, Heather Graham plays a lesbian porn director. Here’s the trailer:

I think Heather Graham might rival Glenn Close in how many times she’s played a lesbian.

Out director Lynn Shelton‘s feature Your Sister’s Sister is a hit at Sundance, and it stars Rosemarie DeWitt as a lesbian who just got out of a seven-year-relationship and Emily Blunt as her sister. They spend an unplanned week together at a remote cabin and every review says the ending has a twist. OK, I’m sold.

Freya Mavor talked with Digital Spy about Mini’s growth over the last year and talked about Mini and Franky’s sexual tension.

I was totally with her up until “girls go through massive phases like that.” I cringed at “phase.”

Dakota Blue Richards then made us totally die when she talked about how Skins writers changed episode eight so that we don’t have any more Minky.

Remember that “LESBIAN! BISEXUAL!” Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry? She has joked about the rumors on Twitter, but doesn’t seem to be fazed by them at all, nor has she refuted them. Hopefully she’s just too busy being a mom to care.

HBO is apparently deciding between Maggie Gyllenhaal and Greta Gerwig for the part of Denise, a lesbian chef, in their adaptation of The Corrections. Truthfully, I’d be happy with either woman in the part! Just get this thing made now, please.

Queer duo THEESatisfaction will be releasing their debut LP, awE naturalE, on Sub Pop Records March 27. I can’t wait — I love everything they’ve done so far, including “Bisexual.” Find that song and dig it!

Adrianne Pieczonka is “Canada‚Äôs Superstar Sapphic Soprano” and she’s totally down with that. The out opera singer is currently starring in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Tosca.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy (Lifetime 2 p.m.), D.E.B.S. (IFC 4 p.m.), *Friends (TBS 5:30 p.m.), The Rosie Show (OWN 7 p.m.), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (MMAX 7 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family 8 p.m.), Iron Chef America (Cooking Channel 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow ShowFinding Bigfoot (Animal Planet 9 p.m.), America’s Money Class with Suze Orman (OWN 9 p.m.), Lost Girl (Syfy 10 p.m.), Set It Off (HBO Signature 11 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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