Morning Brew: Monday, May 24

What’s up gay women?

TLC’s new season of Police Women is Police Women of Memphis, and one of the women is a lesbian. Officer Virginia Awkward just married her partner, Ashley, in Canada, despite her unsupportive family. Virgina took Ashley’s last name and they are planning a ceremony in Memphis. They “enjoy playing basketball together, working on their home and entertaining friends with good food and drink.”

Virgina grew up in Memphis in the “impoverished neighborhoods” she patrols, and TLC notes “criminals should not be fooled by Virginia’s slight stature, vivacious personality and welcoming grin. In the streets, she’s aggressive, confident and can handle the worst out there.”


You can watch some preview clips on TLC’s site, including one of Virgina handling a shooting over gang colors. The first episode airs this Thursday at 9 p.m. on TLC.

The Sundance Channel will be airing LGBT-themed films all June for Pride Month, including the television premiere of Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, an award-winning documentary about a lesbian couple who have been engaged since the 1960s, awaiting the legalization of marriage.

Everyone asked Heather Cassils how it was to kiss Lady Gaga in the video for “Telephone” and now Gaga gives her thoughts on the enjoyable scene.

…As someone who does like women, something about a more masculine woman makes me feel more… feminine. When we kissed, I got that fuzzy butterfly feeling.

Also, Gaga was spotted by the papa, papa, paparazzi on a boat with a female in St. Tropez.

Lucky lady!

Take a minute or two today and vote for Bridget McManus to have a show on Oprah‘s new network. If she wins, we all win.

Tomorrow, North Americans can legally obtain the third book in Stieg Larsson‘s trilogy about Lisbeth Salander. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is in stores tomorrow!

Tune into NPR’s Tell Me More on Thursday to hear a segment with the women of The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else. Host Tony Cox will talk with the “Real Girls” about their series “as a reaction to the genre of chick-lit and chick flicks, and the need for alternative narratives for female audiences.”

A new French film, Young Girls in Black, debuted at Cannes last week. It follows two young goth-esque friends who are unhappy in life, but end up in a close friendship, which develops into more.

One reviewer likens it to Heavenly Creatures and My Summer of Love. Check out a few clips.

Not sure how the relationship works out at the end, but I’ll see it anyway.

See you Tuesday!

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