Good morning! Consider me Selena, you Gigi.
Shura, who identifies as a lesbian, talked about her popular music video, “Touch,” where she’s kissing a woman and many other people are kissing all kinds of other people.
“But I think there’s a massive spectrum for everyone and that’s something that I wanted to convey in the video. There are many different kinds of love. It didn’t really feel like a political statement at the time. When you have a lot of gay friends, you don’t think of that as being different or divisive or weird, that’s just your reality. It wasn’t until it went viral that I realised there were some people out there who were surprised or noticed that it was different to the normal video. It wasn’t my intention ever to do anything divisive. It was literally a group of my friends trying to do something awesome for me because they believed in what I was doing.”
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Out writer Ariel Levy profiled Jill Soloway for The New Yorker, where Jill acknowledges she’s dating poet Eileen Myles for the first time publicly. You should really read the entire piece, especially if you are interested in gender, feminism and how it intersects with television and directing.
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Some other Transparent links: Rolling Stone‘s interview with Jill, Vanity Fair chats with trans director Silas Howard and trans consultants/producers Zachary Drucker and Rhys Ernst talk Season 2.
Congrats to Tracy Smith, the new Air Vice-Marshal and most senior lesbian officer serving in the Australian Defence Force.
Caster Semenya married her partner Violet Raseboya in a traditional ceremony in Cape Town. The whole thing was so traditional, their parents even negotiated lobola.
via Bon Appetit
Web series Dyke Central has a new music video to get you hyped.
BleedingCool has a nine-page preview of lesbian-themed Victorian thriller Insexts #1 by Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina. It’s like Sarah Waters meets Red Sonja! (Thanks, Peter!)
Related: I’m married to a man, but I’m still bi.
Denver PD officer Monica Dayna proposed to her girlfriend during the 9NEWS Parade of Lights.
Blue Is The Warmest Color is still offending people. The 2013 lesbian-themed film lost its operating Visa in France and is now being challenged on its rating, which was -12 until now (meaning anyone over the age of 12 could see it). This will affect how the film can be shown on DVD, VOD, on television and in screenings.
Lesbian-inclusive movies Dope and Chi-Raq and TV shows Survivor’s Remorse and Black-ish are all being honored by the African American Film Critics Association.
Long live the gayborhood! Looks like everyone’s moving to Detroit. Enjoy winter!
Today in Lesbianish TV:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)
New Girl “Bachelorette Party” (MTV 9:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Best in Show (HBO Comedy 10:15 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)
Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Sex and the City “Ghost Town” (E! 11 a.m.) (rerun)
South Beach Tow marathon (TruTV 11 a.m.)
Saturday Night Live “Jane Lynch; Bruno Mars” (Comedy Central 11:36 a.m.) (rerun)
Chopped “Chop On Through” (Food Network 12 p.m.) (rerun)
Young Man with a Horn (TCM 12 p.m.)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)
House “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (Esquire 1 p.m.) (rerun)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)
Community “Early 21st Century Romanticism” (MyTV 2:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Adventure Time (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
New Girl “Mars Landing” (TBS 3 p.m.) (rerun)
Ellen “The Puppy Episode, Pt. 1 & 2” (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)
This Is Where I Leave You (HBO Comedy 4:25 p.m.)
Friday Night Lights “Toilet Bowl” (Pivot 6 p.m.) (rerun)
Vanishing of the Bees (Pivot 6 p.m.) – Narrated by Ellen Page
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America7 p.m.)
Arrow “Dark Waters” (CW 8 p.m.)
Empire “Et Tu, Brute?” (Fox 8 p.m.) (rerun)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)
Code Black “Black Tag” (CBS 10 p.m.)
American Horror Story: Hotel “She Wants Revenge” (FX 10 p.m.)
The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines “Bad Blood” (MTV 10 p.m.)
The Affair “10” (Showtime 10 p.m.)
Younger “IRL”/”The Exes” (TV Land 10 p.m./10:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Beat Bobby Flay “Bells Will Be Ringing” (Food Network 10:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Manhattan “Brooklyn” (WGN America 11 p.m.)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC 11:35 p.m.) – Guest: Wanda Sykes
2 Broke Girls “And the Look of the Irish” (TBS 12 a.m.) (rerun)
Work Out New York “Survival of the Fittest” (Bravo 1:32 a.m.)
Rules of Engagement “Cheating” (WGN America 2:12 a.m.) (rerun)
Sweat Inc. “Finale” (Spike 3 a.m.)
Super Into “Super Into with Margaret Cho” (TruTV 4 a.m.) (rerun)
White Collar “Ancient History”/”Gloves Off” (Universal HD 4 a.m./5 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m.) (rerun)
Hot in Cleveland “Elka’s Choice” (TV Land 4:54 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Enemies”/”Earshot” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)
Dog Whisperer “Hairy Houdini” (Nat Geo Wild 7 a.m.) (rerun) – With Jillian Michaels (rerun)
Friday Night Lights “The Giving Tree” (Pivot 8 a.m.) (rerun)