Morning Brew – Jessica from “True Blood” gets a Sapphic smooch


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Here’s the story of how Tig Notaro became part of John Legend‘s new music video for “You & I,” as told by director Mishka Kornai.

“I really wanted there to be a prominent lesbian figure who could show off a different side of the spectrum. Our casting director suggested Tig to me, and she was really excited about the project. John Legend is such a big pop artist, and Tig is not the Hollywood look–she’s not the person you expect to be in this video.”


Jodie Foster talked with Deadline about her Emmy nomination for directing an episode of Orange is the New Black.

“As a director, dramedy is what I do. It’s not who I am as an actor. The genre requires a very specific skill in terms of recognizing what is quirky and perverse, and to be moved by it. The female prisoners on Orange Is The New Black have a very spiritual journey that’s so complex. They’re all soul-searching and they change through each other.”

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Speaking of Orange, Natasha Lyonne and Yael Stone chatted with Collider about Season 2. Here they are talking about how their characters’ relationship has changed since we first met them having sex in Season 1.

STONE: I feel like we’ve gone on a really big journey for Season 2. There’s been less emphasis on physical interaction, and it’s been taken more towards connection. I think that they’ve had some really big challenges that they’ve weathered through this time, and they come back together at the end saying, “I fucking need you! You’re not just a plaything. You’re not just a distraction. I need help, and you’re the person I’m coming to.” I think that’s a very beautiful thing.

LYONNE: We came to an interesting conclusion earlier today, with this idea that Nicky is really saying to Lorna, “This is your reality now. You’re in this prison. Spend time with me here. This is your life. Enough of your fantasy life and this business of Christopher. This is your reality now, and I’m the one that’s here for you.” The road that they’ve had to task has been so gonzo and so obsessive and compulsive, between the stalking and the orgasm competition. But, that it led them back to each other and a deeper intimacy is a nice thing.


Read more at  Collider.

Cameron Diaz definitely doesn’t want to have sex with her friend Drew Barrymore.

“Some media outlet called for a comment and they wanted to know whether I was with Drew [Barrymore]. Literally, I said, ‘That makes me want to vomit in my mouth.’ That’s like saying I’m having sex with my sister. Are you crazy? I wouldn’t even ménage with her!”

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Me thinks the lady doth protest too much.

Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) shares a Sapphic moment in her new Baby Vamp vlog. We’ll take it!

Out artist Nancy Cato spoke with Women’s Magazine on KPFA about her new show “Tomboy” at the African American Art & Culture Complex as part of the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco.


In something completely mindboggling, former Oprah Show guest Christine gave an update on her life after coming out on national TV as a lesbian in 2006. Her new partner, Jacki, which Oprah’s Where Are They Now refer to as a “lady,” transitioned from a woman to a man to be able to marry Christine before it was legal in California. I honestly can say I’ve never heard transitioning described as a “loophole” before.

i09 thinks we deserve more bisexual characters on television.

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *The Half Hour: Fortune Feimster (Comedy Central 9 a.m.), The Cast of Family Ties: Where Are They Now? (TV Guide 9 a.m.), *Catfish: The TV Series “Keyonnah & Bow Wow”/”Miranda & Cameryn” (MTV 10 a.m./11 a.m.), *50 Girls Who Run the World marathon (Fuse 10 a.m.), Cynthia Nixon on The View, 112 Weddings (HBO2 12:45 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *House “The Dig”/”Last Temptation” (Universal HD 2 p.m./3 p.m., 10 p.m./11 p.m.), *Law & Order “For Love or Money” (We 2 p.m.), *Property Virgins “Split Decision” (HGTV 3 p.m.), Boys on the Side (Encore Classic 3 p.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 4 p.m., 2 a.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress “If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It” (TLC 5 p.m.), *Catfish: The TV Series “Tracie & Sammie”/”Bianca & Brogan” (MTV 5 p.m./6 p.m.), *Chasing Life “The Family That Lies Together” (ABC Family 6 p.m.), Chopped “Quahog Quandaries & Pickle Puzzles” (Food Network 6 p.m.), *Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars “Run, Ali, Run” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), *Masters of Sex “Parallax” (Showtime 8 p.m., 10 p.m.), Basic Instinct (Reelz 8 p.m.), Thirteen (Starz Cinema 8:15 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Degrassi “Believe, Pt. 1” (TeenNick 9 p.m.), Chasing Life “Clear Minds, Full Lives, Can’t Eat” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), *Ray Donovan “Yo Soy Capitan” (Showtime 9 p.m., 11 p.m.), Time of Death “Maria & Cheyenne” (Showcase 9 p.m.), WNBA Basketball – Washington at Phoenix (ESPN2 10 p.m.), *Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out “Nelly”/”Rick Ross; MMG” (MTV2 11 p.m./11:30 p.m.), To Rome With Love (Starz Comedy 11:40 p.m.), *The Bridge “Yankee” (FX 12:07 a.m.), *True Blood “Death Is Not the End” (HBO 12:15 a.m.), Anna Paquin on Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.), Kinsey (Sundance 12:45 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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