Good morning, Brewbies!
Over the last couple of days, Naya Rivera has been tweeting her excitment about an upcoming video shoot. Yesterday, after it wrapped, she said it was her favorite day on-set ever, and then she retweeted a photo from her makeup artist, and, well, there’s a reason she’s the only person to ever top our AfterEllen Hot 100 back-to-back.
Photo credit: Jo Baker’s Twitter
One of the weird things about recapping TV for a living is that sometimes I’m concentrating so hard on two or three shows, I miss the cool stuff happening on fifty or sixty other shows. But apparently like I’m missing more than just plot lines, because according to the Forward Thinking Institute (a.k.a. the Parents Television Council), full frontal nudity was up 6,300 percent during primetime last season. I’ma say that again: Naked boobs were 6,300 percent more prevalent on TV in 2011!
Photo credit: ABC
Hang on, The Wrap is breaking down those statistics for me. Ah, OK. Of all the nakedness observed by the PTC, 100 percent of it was pixelated. Sigh. Oh, well. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Wait, no. Come back. I have another study to talk about. Yesterday, TiVo released a list of the top 20 programs people watch before going to sleep, and the number one scripted show is Syfy’s Lost Girl. Which: Duh. Come on. If we have a choice between white guys telling the same dumb jokes and asking celebrities the same dumb questions and an Anna Silk-shaped bisexual faerie who feeds off sexual energy, who do you think we’re going to bed with?
If you were hoping to revisit Rooney Mara‘s Lisbeth Salander in The Girl Who Played With Fire in 2013, you’re out of luck. While Mara and Daniel Craig have both signed on for the sequel, a source told EW that there’s still no screenplay and David Fincher is not attached to the project. Sony says the film is moving forward; it’s just doing so slowly.
Photo courtesy of Sony
The New York Times has posted a touching look at gender-fluid children from the Netherlands who were photographed by Sarah Wong for her book Inside Out: Portraits of Cross-Gender Children. Each of the children Wong photographed said they felt like they’d been born in the wrong bodies, so she let them choose how to present themselves for the camera. The side-by-side photos were taken seven years apart.
Wong told me that her subjects were proud of themselves and participated in her project in order to inspire other children. Wong would ask them how they wanted to be portrayed. Dionne, 7, chose to pose as a ballerina and said, “This is who I am.”
Photo credit: Sarah Wong
Click through to view the full gallery at NYT.
Today in lesbian-ish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun), Tabatha Takes Over marathon (Bravo 8 a.m.), Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), Bathtastic! “So Long 70s” (DIY 12 p.m.), Law & Order “Ain’t No Love” (TNT 12 p.m.), House “After Hours” (USA 12 p.m.), Caroline Rhea & Friends (Showtime2 12:45 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) (rerun), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun), The Shipping News (Starz Cinema 2:10 p.m.), Roseanne “Roseanne-Feld” (Oxygen 4 p.m.), Friends “The One Where Old Yeller Dies” (TBS 4:30 p.m.), Chasing Amy (TMC Xtra 6 p.m.), Pretty Persuasion (Starz Cinema 6:05 p.m.), Happy Endings (Sundance 8 p.m.), Reba “Van’s Agent” (CMT 8:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), True Blood marathon (HBO2 9 p.m.) (rerun), Black Swan (MMAX 9:45 p.m.), Lost Girl “Truth and Consequences” (Syfy 10 p.m.), The Real L Word “Dream Come True” (Showtime2 10 p.m.), Mulholland Dr. (WMAX 11:50 p.m.), Big Brother After Dark (Showtime2 midnight), Ghost Whisperer “Slam” (We midnight) [Thanks, as always, Roni!]
Today is your last day to nominate couples for our Ultimate Femslash Madness Tourney, so hop on over and do that! Trish Bendix will be back to Brew-ing on Monday. Make sure to kiss her on the face when she gets here; this writing before coffee thing is not an easy gig!