Morning Brew – Katy Perry and Madonna go S&M for “V”


Good morning!

Last night Robin Roberts and girlfriend Amber Laign attended the GLSEN Awards in NYC alongside some other out women.

11th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards

WNBA player Essence Carson11th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards

Chely Wright, GLSEN’s Eliza Byard and Lauren Blitzer-Wright 11th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards

Janet Mock11th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards

Bridgett Casteen and Dot-Marie Jones

11th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards

11th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards

Speaking of Robin, she spoke about coming out and her support of out NFL player Michael Sam during an interview with CNN.

Sarah Paulson looked like she had more fun at The Normal Heart premiere than the opening night of Too Much Sun, but either way, she was there and cute.

"The Normal Heart" New York Screening

"Too Much Sun" Off Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

Madonna and Katy Perry are together for a very, uh, dominating situation in the next issue of V magazine. Seems like they are really bonding.



Entertainment Weekly declared Kate McKinnon the MVP of Saturday Night Live this season. Agreed!

The Independent tries to explain shipping and Xena is involved.

Brittney Griner designed this bowtie so you can buy it and look fierce while also donating to a company that benefits equality. And you like equality, don’t you?! If you like Brittney, you’ll like this piece in People, too.

Chirlane McCray is the focus of a New York magazine feature and the phrase “former lesbian” is in the first sentence.


Stella Duffy shared some fun facts about herself with The Guardian. One I enjoyed:

The more honest we are, the faster the world changes. We kid ourselves that some lies are better: “Oh, I can’t come out – it would upset my great aunt.” For all you know she was gay at your age.

Can’t we all just live our lives assuming our aunts are lesbians?

And yet we’re still dealing with schools trying to deny lesbians the right to wear tuxedos in their yearbook photos.

SheWired spoke with Sherri Saum about The Fosters.

Orphan Black‘s makeup artist Stephen Lynch and hair stylist Sandy Sokolowski shared their secrets about creating each and every clone. Sadly the trick to Cosima’s look is very much, uh, sick chic?

“Even as she’s getting more ill, we’re seeing that she gets paler, but she makes the effort. She’s going to put her eyes on. … You can’t control your health, but you can control your look.”

Now you can go home with Naya Rivera.

Lisa Cholodenko will be directing the first few episodes of a new NBC series called The Slap. The show will be based on the controversial novel of the same name by Christos Tsiolkas.

Out director Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned) directed a short film called Ant for the ITVS series FUTURESTATES that you can see at

The women on Playing House prefer to be called “friendsbians.” Do with that what you will.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), The Today Show, Jane Lynch: The Big Interview (AXS TV 9:30 a.m.), Kissing Jessica Stein (Sundance 9:45 a.m.), *50 Girls Who Run the World marathon (Fuse 10 a.m.), *Sex and the City “Bay of Married Pigs” (E! 10 a.m.), *Community “Early 21st Century Romanticism” (Comedy Central 10:17 a.m.), Degrassi “99 Problems, Pt. 2″/”Better Off Alone, Pt. 1” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), Robin Roberts on The Chew (ABC 1 p.m.), *The Good Wife marathon (Hallmark Movie Channel 1 p.m.), *La La’s Full Court Life “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (VH1 1:10 p.m., 12 a.m.), Happy Endings (Showtime2 1:45 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Mulholland Dr. (IndiePlex 3 p.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 5 p.m., 2 a.m.), *Living Single “Woman to Woman” (TV One 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Voice “Live Finale” (NBC 9 p.m.), Awkward (MTV 10 p.m.), The People’s Couch (Bravo 10:03 p.m.), Faking It “Remember the Croquembouche” (MTV 10:31 p.m.), *Friends “The One With the Dozen Lasagnas” (Nick 11:36 p.m.), Margaret Cho on I Am Comic (Ovation 1:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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