Morning Brew – Monday, September 20: Joyce licks Peggy on “Mad Men,” “Trigger” will be your new favorite film


Hello gay friends! Hope you had a nice weekend.

Last night, lesbian Joyce appeared on Mad Men for her best moment yet — licking Peggy’s face. Unfortunately, she only led Peggy to meet a male friend at the bar.

In Joyce’s defense, at least she knows not to waste her time on a straight girl.

On Australia’s 60 Minutes last night, one of the segments was “Out and Proud,” which featured Ruby Rose talking about being gay bashed in high school. It’s a great piece that you can watch on MSN. (Thanks Brooke!)

Speaking of things Down Under, Hayley Teal rocked her first performance on X Factor last night, and a new show, Offspring, features lesbian couple Renee and Kim, who are (surprise!) trying to get pregnant. The show is on its fifth episode and Aussies can catch up on episodes on the network’s website. (Hat tip, down_under.)

Lesbian nurse Renee (on right)

Tegan and Sara will release The Complete Recollection: 1999-2010 tomorrow, which means for $49.99, you can buy all of their albums again! And that’s not all. The digital bundle includes will include all six of the band’s studio albums, never-before-released audio version 13-track live album Live at the Phoenix 2005, all 13 music videos (7 of which have never been commercially available) and two documentaries: The Making of So Jealous and The Con: The Movie. Superfans, activate!

AE reader Antonia sent us a link to this United Colors of Benetton ad that borders on coupledom. Lesbians or just good friends?

Oh, hello new favorite movie! Check out the trailer for Trigger.

Rock star best friends that fall for each other? I’m so there. It just debuted at TIFF, so here’s hoping it’ll hit theaters soon. (Sincere thanks to saltire!)

Portia de Rossi is on “The Elle 25″ at number 4, “The Big Tell-All.” The mag writes:

“So many people have a secret self that never comes out,” Portia de Rossi says. “And I’m just sick of it.” In her new memoir, Unbearable Lightness, out October 5, the actress writes about her past struggles with anorexia and bulimia, from her first Jenny Craig meeting at age 15 to the horrors of walking the red carpet for Ally McBeal to desperately trying to burn off the calories from a pack of gum by running circles in a parking lot. But the story has a happy ending: She married Ellen DeGeneres after years spent in the closet — also among the book’s topics.

Yep, still can’t wait to read it.

A film called The Stand Up Girls (Uppistandsstelpur) will premiere at the Reykjavík International Film Festival this week. It’s a documentary that the Iceland Review writes, “follows a bizarre collection of Icelandic women, ranging from belly dancers and anarchists to lesbian academics and suburban housewives, who have grown tired of the male-dominated stand-up scene in Iceland.” Sounds like Iceland isn’t so different from the US of A!

Check out’s “The Michelle Rodriguez Method of Acting.”

Then ask yourself if this is Michelle’s fault or Hollywood’s for writing the same parts over and over again.

BTW, going forward, we’ll just include what you can watch on TV this week in Brew instead of The Closet. Tonight, watch the debut of Margaret Cho on Dancing with the Stars (ABC 8 p.m.) , Rachel Bilson as a lesbian on the season premiere of How I Met Your Mother (CBS 8 p.m.) and the first episode of Chase starring L Word alum Rose Rollins (NBC 10 p.m.). In reruns, catch The New Adventures of Old Christine episode “A Decent Proposal” (Lifetime 7:30 p.m.) in Christine proposes to Barb (Wanda Sykes) to keep her from being deported. Also, USA reairs “Tru Love,” (5 p.m.) the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode where a lesbian mechanic flirts with should-have-been-gay Det. Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson).

In talk shows, Jane Lynch will be a guest on The Tonight Show. And, of course, Jackie Warner‘s Thintervention has a new episode (Bravo 10 p.m.) Lastly, catch D.E.B.S. (IFC 4:55 p.m.)

Well that’s enough excitement for one Brew. Check you later!

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