Morning Brew – “L Word” actor-turned-politican is haunted by her topless prison scene


Good morning!

Mother Jones suggests 10 Queer Artists You Should Listen To, including Angel Haze, Austra, CocoRosie and Tegan and Sara. Speaking of Angel Haze, here’s her new album cover.


Indian filmmaker Chitra Palekar is speaking out against India’s new ban on same-sex relations. Her daughter is a lesbian and she had this to say:

“My first reaction to the recent Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes gay sex, was shock and anger. The verdict turned our children criminals overnight. For what? They are just normal people going about their daily lives and suddenly they become criminals in the eyes of the law. Is it not unjust? Is it not humiliating?”

Sophia Coppola‘s new project will be very queer. She’s adapting Alyssa Abbott‘s memoir Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, which follows Alyssa’s life with a gay father and the creatives she met through him in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco.

Amber Heard looked perfect while waking her dog Pistol in New York City.

Blue is the Warmest Color is up for Film of the Year from the London Critics Circle.

Check out the first trailer for Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden Had an Ax. I cannot wait!

Out comic Lianna Carerra penned a piece for The Advocate about a heckler she faced at one of her shows.

This is an interesting story! Lenore Zann is a politician in Canada, part of Nova Scotia legislature, but she was also on The L Word. Specifically, she appeared topless in a prison shower scene where she threatens Helena with a knife. Now she says she’s being cyberbullied by a teenager who tweeted a screenshot of the scene to her. Lenore said of the incident:

“I never signed on for having that image used for another purpose. I signed a contract … for my image only to be used in The L Word show. It’s not just the image of the picture that was disturbing. It was the way that these people … suddenly targeted me. It increased in velocity and intent. It was constant and it was harassing.”


Ellen DeGeneres had Kathryn Hahn on her show this week and had to know how she could touch Jennifer Aniston‘s boobs in We Are the Millers without laughing.

Grey’s Anatomy star Camilla Ludington has a crush on Winona Ryder “circa the ’90s.” I feel you girl!

Winona Ryder

Prepare to ship a new couple: Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep.

"August: Osage County" - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

"August: Osage County" - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Unfortunately they play mother and daughter in August: Osage County, so that won’t really work.

Out musician Allison Weiss is featured in Interview magazine where she talked about Tegan and Sara‘s influence on her to come out.

Mary Lambert has a new EP out today. Buy it on iTunes!

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Anne Burrell on Bethenny, Buffy (FX 7 a.m., 8 a.m.), Ellen marathon (FX 9 a.m.), *Malcolm in the Middle “Army Buddy” (IFC 9:15 a.m.), *Degrassi (TeenNick 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.), *Comedy Central Presents “Tig” (Comedy Central 11:02 a.m.), *House “The Dig” (Universal HD 1 p.m., 8 p.m.), Election (HBO Comedy 1:45 p.m.), Cruel Intentions (HBO Zone 1:45 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *50 Girls Who Rule the World marathon (Fuse 3 p.m.), The Laramie Project (HBO Signature 3:20 p.m.), *House “After Hours” (Universal HD 5 p.m., 12 a.m.), *Will & Grace “Partners” (We 5:30 p.m.), House Hunters Renovation “A Couple Is Ready to Buy a Place They Can Redo” (HGTV 6 p.m.), *Black Ink Crew marathon (VH1 6 p.m.), *Law & Order: SVU “Alien” (USA 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Biggest Loser (NBC 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Friends “The One with Two Parts, Pt. 1” (Nick 11 p.m.), *Love & Hip Hop marathon (VH1 11:30 p.m.), Funny Or Die Presents (HBO Comedy 12:10 a.m., 12:40 a.m.), Boys Don’t Cry (5 MAX 12:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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