Morning Brew – Laurie Metcalf has kissed women before, will do it again on “Getting On”


Good morning! Happy Spirit Day! Today’s #TBT is Martina Navratilova, wearing purple in 1975.

Martina Navratilova, 1975 US Open

Out musician Brandy Clark has written a new song for Toby Keith called “Drunk Americans.” Despite the name, the song is actually about accepting all kinds of people. Lyrics include “”We ain’t black, we ain’t white, we ain’t left, we ain’t right, we just came here to drink/We just raise up our glass, we don’t give a rat’s ass if you’re a Democrat or a Republican.” Brandy is secretly changing country music and I love it.

Brandy Clark Performance And Autograph Signing

As a huge Roseanne fan, I love this interview with Laurie Metcalf (aka Jackie!) Now starring as the mom of a gay adult son in a new show called The McCarthys as well as HBO’s hilarious Getting On, Laurie spoke with PrideSource about her impact on LGBT culture. She also was asked about her upcoming kiss with Betty Buckley on Getting On, as Betty told the same reporter it was her first girl kiss. He then asked if it was Laurie’s first as well.

I think so, yeah. I mean, I may have done it in a play or something. I don’t know. I can’t remember. But no, I think so. I don’t mean to build it up or something, but the kiss is a metaphor for that show. It’s not a big deal on the show; it’s just something that happens very spontaneously, and then it’s over and you’re like, “What was that?” But it’s odd, and yet it’s kind of funny because you don’t expect it, and it’s kind of weirdly heartbreaking because Betty’s character needs to connect to somebody and it just comes out of her. So, it just runs this gamut of emotions, but then it’s over in two seconds and you think, “Wow, I don’t know how to feel about that.”

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Greyscale Goods had a launch party last week in L.A. and Hannah Hart stopped by to show her support.

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If you love our interview with Lena Waithe, then check out her tips on building your own empire.

Production on Out in Alabama is underway, and will tell the stories of LGBT folks living in the Southern state.

This just in: Being a lesbian is so hot right now! We’re soooo trendy.

Cara Delevingne stars in The Face of an Angel, which has been picked up for distribution in early 2015.

Jennifer Knapp discusses sexuality and Christianity with Religion News. If you haven’t heard her album yet, give a listen to her song “Neosho.”

Ellen DeGeneres will produce a new TV show starring Monica Potter, which means Parenthood is definitely officially over and that is so so sad.

Ellen Page and Kate Mara are super cute friends.

Models Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Raquel Zimmermann get super close for their cover of W. (Also, some lucky schmuck!)


The Economist has a great piece on how LGBT rights for one does not necessarily mean LGBT rights for all.

Sia performs some of her hits over at

Leave it to Vulture to put something this cool together: 7 Ways Six Feet Under Influenced Transparent.

Complex has a teaser for the new season of Hannibal. (Needs more Margot!)

Deadline is reporting that HBO is very close to picking up their pilot Westworld, Evan Rachel Wood‘s new show, for a full series orders. Fingers crossed!

Looking for a new podcast to listen to? Try Lady Shakes, where host Claire Beitcher talks with some of your favorite funny women while they drink some milkshakes.

Glenn Close looks fantastic in a suit! Thanks Hollywood Reporter.


Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Raven-Symone on Celebrity Name Game, The View (ABC), Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), Legalize Gay (Logo 9 a.m.), *Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (Bravo 9 a.m.), It Gets Better (Logo 10 a.m.), Best in Show (Sundance 10:15 a.m.), *South Park “Tom’s Rhinoplasty” (Comedy Central 10:22 a.m.), Little Man (Pivot 10:30 a.m.), Women’s World Cup Qualifying Soccer – U.S. vs. Trinidad & Tobago (Fox Sports 1 11 a.m.), *It Gets Better 2 (Logo 11 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), *Roseanne “Home Is Where the Afghan Is” (We 1 p.m.), *Real Housewives of New Jersey marathon (Bravo 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Survivor’s Remorse “On the Carpet” (Starz 3:45 p.m., Starz InBlack 6:10 p.m., 8:30 p.m.), *Friends “The One With the Sonogram at the End” (TBS 4:30 p.m.), Cruel Intentions (Logo 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Ja’mie: Private School Girl (HBO Comedy 7:30 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy “Only Mama Knows” (ABC 8 p.m.), Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia (HBO2 8 p.m.), *Queer As Folk (Showcase 8 p.m./9 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *The L Word “Lactose Intolerant” (Showcase 10 p.m.), *Survivor’s Remorse “In the Offing”/”On the Carpet” (Starz InBlack 10:40 p.m./11:15 p.m.), Portia de Rossi on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC 11:35 p.m.), Rachel Maddow on Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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