Morning Brew – Thursday, March 10: Jessie J and her bisexuality cover “more!”, Lilith Fair is over for good

 
 

Morning!

While we were cheering and making .gifs out of Brittana scenes on Glee this week, the Parents Television Council was crying out in disgust. They, of course, were not so psyched on “Sexy.” They had several problems with the episode, but a rep said:

I’m sure if you were to talk to Fox or [creator] Ryan Murphy, they would say they’re trying to present an honest portrayal, and that it makes it easier for kids to talk to their parents about these issues, and all of that is certainly commendable. But at the same time, the show is based on making sexual content look cool. That’s why it’s a popular show.

And on the “Do You Wanna Touch Me” scene?

If you had a real-life instance of that, I think it’s fair to say the teacher involved would no longer be a teacher. But somehow it’s acceptable for a fictional teacher to do this. Again, this is a real problem. Real-world teachers don’t lap dance with their students.

Right, and that’s why they are not on TV. Boring!

What would happen if Sophie and Sian got hitched? Brooke Vincent is concerned they’d dress her all wrong.

I’m well excited. But I’m worried they’ll end up putting me in a suit because I always seem to be the one in jeans and trainers. I’m not like that. We want to be nice lesbians that look pretty. If we get married we’ll both wear a dress. I’ve told them not to make me butch. When we first got the storyline I asked them if they were going to make me shave my head and wear dungarees and I thought, “I can’t be doing that!”

Spoken by a true straight girl!

The Guardian thinks the new Skins season in the UK is boring and rehashing all of their past storylines. They cite Franky as the same as Emily, “the shy gay girl struggling with her sexuality.” I’m sure you’ll all have a lot to say about that.

In another Guardian piece, Marlene Dietrich is the only woman in drag featured amongst many dragged-out men in film. Of course, we could help them out by naming so many more. One of my favorites will always be Joyce Hiser in Just One of the Guys. I feel the need to watch it now.

Jessie J is on the cover of more! magazine and the featured quote: “I date girls and boys!” (Duh, she told us already.)

Inside, she tells the mag:

I don’t drink or smoke, so this is what people like to talk about. They say how my sexuality isn’t “exclusive”, but I’ve never hidden it — even in the early days. I’m not afraid to say I’m very comfortable with who I am and I love who I love.

Catch her fierceness on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Sarah McLachlan has officially decided Lilith Fair is no more. She told The Globe and Mail:

[It’s] about learning more from our failures than our successes, and it was a beautiful organic event that happened at a point in time when it was really needed. And bringing the same thing back last year really didn’t make any sense, in retrospect, without due diligence being done on how women have changed. Because in 12 years, women have changed a lot. Their expectations have changed, the way they view the world has changed, and that was not taken into consideration, which I blame myself for.

Sad to see it go, but the festival-going experience just isn’t what it used to be. It’s not your fault, Sarah!

Jill Sobule tells Inlander why she wrote the original “I Kissed a Girl”:

When I wrote the song, I wanted to bring about that same level of excitement as a first kiss. When it’s a same-sex kiss, it’s taboo, and I guess in my own way I was trying to be subversive. Not in a Girls Gone Wild kind of way, but something that was more empowering for women.

And that is only one reason why it’s different from the Katy Perry song of the same name.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Bringing Home Baby (TLC 2 p.m.), Cat Cora on Iron Chef America (Food Network 7 p.m.), Fierce Funny Women (Showtime 8:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m., midnight, 4 a.m.), Chelsea Lately (E! 11 p.m.), The New Adventures of Old Christine (Lifetime midnight), Wanda Sykes on Craig Ferguson and Bringing Home Baby (TLC Fri 8 a.m.) (Thanks Roni)

 
 

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