Morning Brew: Wednesday, April 14

 
 

Happy Hump Day!

People magazine has an interview with Carol Rosenfeld and Brandy Snow of The Amazing Race, in which they say they hope they don’t come off looking like “mean lesbians.” Brandy said:

It‘s been an emotional roller coaster watching it and being labeled. This is my national coming out party. My friends and family knew I’d been in same-sex relationships, but in general people didn’t know. I partially did it because we were only the second lesbian couple on the race. I wanted to raise awareness and be positive.

And, unfortunately, it looks like the two have split up.

Carol: Getting ready for the race hijacked the honeymoon part of our relationship … Our relationship was more disposable because of its newness. I cannot recommend this for new couples.
Brandy: It took a toll. We’re living in different cities and focusing on being friends right now.

Reality shows = the death of relationships. Here’s hoping Carol and Brandy can have a second honeymoon, off-camera.

Former Showgirls/L Word star Elizabeth Berkley is penning a self-help book called Ask Elizabeth. Now’s your chance to write in and find out what it’s like to have sexual tension with Gina Gershon and Jennifer Beals.

The New York Press profiled some of NYC’s influential lesbians, which they dub “the muffia.” The list includes Holly Miranda, DJ Lauren Flax, artist Shantell Martin, restaurateur Rebecca Collerton , actor Jess Barbagallo and party promoter Ellie Conant. It’s worth a read, as they all discuss the lesbian scene in NY, their own backgrounds and finding other lesbians for friendship and otherwise in the big apple.

Shantell Martin

Resident AE gleeks Dorothy Snarker and Heather Hogan insisted that I include this video of Jane Lynch vogueing on last night’s Glee. You’re welcome!

Time Out New York has a fun joint-interview with Kate Clinton and Lily Tomlin, where they each had to answer the same questions. Here’s how they both answered:

Lily Tomlin: It was never a trend with me — it’s a way of life. Though some say my “lesbian chic” has always been closeted.
Kate Clinton: All the photo shoots I had to do became tedious.

The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will be honoring Sharon Gless with the Career Achievement Award at the Florida premiere of her film Hannah Free on April 24. If you’re in town, you can attend the ceremony at Regal Cinemas South Beach.

Check out Last Call with Carson Daly tonight for a look at the Dinah Shore Weekend’s 20th Anniversary. There will be a segment with Club Skirts’ founder Mariah Hanson. Catch it tonight on NBC at 1:35 a.m.

Until tomorrow!

 
 

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