Morning Brew – Erika Linder talks sexy new role in lesbian-themed “Below Her Mouth”


Good morning! Happy Friday! Happy Tegan and Sara release day!

If you’re in Los Angeles tomorrow, check out this fundraising party for Everybody, an LGBTQ-inclusive gym.

The President has issued another great Pride month proclamation and I am already mourning our loss when he leaves the White House.

Erika Linder talks about her sexy new film, Below Her Mouth, with V magazine.

“But basically it’s a love story, so it’s very relatable. It’s really raw, and real, and that’s what really appealed to me. The fact that it was an all female crew drew me to it. It is different from Blue is the Warmest Color, which was shot by a man and is really masculine and pornographic in my eyes. This is graphic, you see everything, but it’s more romantic in a way. I was fine with it until it happened and then I saw the bed and all of the cameras…I fucking freaked out a little bit! They were like, ‘Erika what’s going on?’ I had a girlfriend at the time, and I was like, ‘this is so weird,’ but the other girl was like, ‘Just go for it.’

…It’s all up to the people’s imagination; there are no body doubles or anything. It’s my ass, it’s my boobs, it’s my body, everything! They took such a risk with me. They found some stupid video of me, and they contacted [my agency] NEXT saying ‘we want to meet her.’”

ERIKA-LINDERvia V magazine

UnReal has been renewed for a third season. Yay!

The Hollywood Reporter talks to GLAAD about the possibility of giving Elsa a girlfriend.

Very cool: the launch of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN).

At Gizmodo: Is Killing Lesbians and Turning Them Into Artificial Intelligences the Hot New TV Trend? If this starts to happen on Orange is the New Black, then I’m going to get concerned. 

Related: Netflix Brazil made this awesome video about their LGBT characters and shows for Pride.

At Huffington Post: Supporting Incarcerated LGBT Parents.

Summertime appears to be the only lesbian-themed film at The Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Slate on why queers write fan fiction.

A great read at Black Girl Dangerous: How I Came Out to My 6-Year-Old Black Son.

The Furies Collective is officially a designated lesbian landmark.

k.d. lang talked with Out where she admits she wasn’t a huge fan of Carol and gives a “no comment” about her love life.

Ireland’s out Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh says Dublin doesn’t have any lesbian bars. It’s a worldwide problem, people.

Lesbian politicians Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg and Christine Kehoe are the focus of the documentary Political Animals. It’s playing at the Los Angeles Film Festival this week!

Married lesbian Tara “T.C.” Morrow did not get the votes needed to become a deacon in the United Methodist Church.

The Sims is becoming more LGBT-friendly. The game’s executive producer Rachel Franklin told the BBC:

“Female Sims can wear sharp men’s suits like Ellen (DeGeneres), and male Sims can wear heels like Prince.”


Bad ass.

A terrible human being forced two women to perform “a lesbian sex show” for him before he brutally stabbed them several times. Luckily, they both survived.

Out actress Emily Rios talks about her role in From Dusk Till Dawn Season 3.

Kristen Stewart gets glamorous for Chanel, as you do.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun)

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Women’s International Friendly Soccer – U.S. vs. Japan (Fox Sports 1 9 a.m.) (rerun)

Thirteen (Sundance 10:45 a.m.)
How I Met Your Mother “Band or DJ?” (Lifetime 11:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Say Yes to the Dress “Day of Challenges” (TLC 2 p.m.) (rerun)

Below Deck Mediterranean marathon (Bravo 2:06 p.m.)

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

Yard Crashers “Modern Rustic Outdoor Dining” (DIY 4 p.m.) (rerun)
Oprah: Where Are They Now? “Mel B., Yanni & An Update on the Wife Who Left Her Husband for a Woman” (OWN 5 p.m.) (rerun)
Chopped Canada “For the Love of Cod”/”The Spruce Is Loose” (Cooking Channel 6 p.m./7 p.m.) (rerun)
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
Last Man Standing “Restaurant Opening” (Hallmark 7:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Friday Night Lights “It Ain’t Easy Being J.D. McCoy” (ESPN Classic 8 p.m.) (rerun)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Wynonna Earp “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” (Syfy 10 p.m.)

Saving Hope “Fearless”/”All the Pretty Horses” (Ion 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)
The Wrestler (HBO Signature 12:15 a.m.)
Friends “The One Where Old Yeller Dies” (Nick 12:33 a.m.) (rerun)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:37 a.m.) – Guest drummer: Allison Miller (rerun)
Rules of Engagement “Zygote” (WGN America 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Law & Order “Corner Office” (TNT 6 a.m.) (rerun)
The Hours (Pivot 6 a.m.)
Mulholland Dr. (TMAX 6:40 a.m.)