Morning Brew – Showtime picks up Ingrid Jungermann’s lesbian comedy “F to 7th”

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Vice details why it’s difficult to be gay in Indonesia.

And at Vice Sports: It’s 2016, and Coaches Still Don’t Feel Comfortable Coming Out in Women’s Basketball.

Anna Pulley talked about The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (With Cats!) on KQED. Do you have your copy yet? 

Apparently The Real Housewives of Dallas love joking about being lesbians.

The Boston Globe profiles Fun Home: The Musical co-creator Lisa Kron.

A lesbian activist in upstate New York received a threatening note at her home, but the police don’t see it as a crime.

The New York Times writes about Ballez, a dance company filled with genderfluid, LGBT and diverse dancers. Creator Katy Pyle is an out lesbian, and their upcoming performance of Sleeping Beauty takes a queer turn: 

In the classic ballet “Sleeping Beauty,” the baby princess Aurora is placed under a curse by the evil fairy Carabosse: When she pricks her finger with a needle, she’ll die. But the Lilac Fairy changes the spell so that Aurora will only fall asleep. A hundred years later, a prince awakens her with a kiss. In Ms. Pyle’s version, Aurora’s father owns a Lower East Side garment factory, and the three fairies — Violet, Scarlet and Azure — are played by men and are the factory’s designers. The second act, in 1993, takes place in a lesbian club. As Ms. Pyle said, it was time when “activism and sex and death and club culture were also overlapping.”

ballezvia ballez.org

If you’re in NYC between now and May 8, go and check this shit out.

Tegan and Sara have announced a bunch of 2016 tour dates.

A court has ruled Brittney Griner must pay child support to ex Glory Johnson.

Ingrid Jungermann is taking her web series F to 7th to Showtime, and both Jamie Babbit and Karey Dornetto will write on the television adaptation. It sounds like Ingrid will not be the star of the series, however, but maintains its original theme, “chronicl[ing] the female descent into pre-middle age in a world where sexuality and gender have left old-fashioned lesbianism behind.”

Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Portrait Studio - Day 2Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival 

Writers of the Canadian drama Saving Hope have created a pledge to treat LGBT characters with more respect (aka not kill them).

Stephanie Allynne will appear in the new Twin Peaks reboot, among many other women we love. 

This is a really misleading headline but there are still some tidbits that might be of interest.

Uzo Aduba says she gets hit up by a lot of female fans:

“Yeah, so many ladies on social media want me to throw my pie for them, or they want to throw a pie for me. They ask to be my Dandelion. I appreciate it. I also get a lot of proposals. Sometimes I’m like, “Hmm, how big is the ring?” It’s all in good fun.”

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Later… with Jools Holland (MTV Live 10 a.m.) – Goldfrapp perform (rerun)
 
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Saturday Night Live “Vince Vaughn; Miguel” (Comedy Central 11:27 a.m.) (rerun)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)


Pride
(TMC Xtra 2:30 p.m.)

Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Reba “Van’s Agent” (CMT 3 p.m.) (rerun)

The O.C. “The Ex-Factor” (Pop 3 p.m.) (rerun)
 
Last Man Standing “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (Hallmark 6 p.m.) (rerun)
 
Person of Interest “2pR” (WGN America 7 p.m.) (rerun)

Special Primary Coverage (MSNBC 8 p.m.) – Co-hosted by Rachel Maddow
 
Grandfathered “Jimmy’s 50th, Again” (Fox 8:30 p.m.)

Set It Off (VH1 10 p.m.)


Faking It “Game On” (MTV 10:31 p.m.)

Saving Hope “The Way We Were”/”Heartbreak Kid” (Ion 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun)

True Life “I Want My Ex Back” (MTV 11:02 p.m.) (rerun)
 
Clouds of Sils Maria (TMC Xtra 11:30 p.m.)

Friends “The One With Rachel’s New Dress” (Nick 12 a.m.) (rerun)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Rules of Engagement “100th” (WGN America 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Saturday Night Live “Louis C.K.; Sam Smith” (Comedy Central 3:07 a.m.) (rerun)

Ellen “Like a Virgin”/”All Ellen, All the Time” (Laff 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun)

 
Kissing Jessica Stein (HBO2 6:15 a.m.)

Kitchen Crashers “Barn Door Blue Kitchen” (HGTV 7 a.m.) (rerun)

White Collar marathon (Universal HD 8 a.m.)

Gaycation With Ellen Page marathon (Viceland 9 a.m.)

 
(Thanks, Roni!)

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