Morning Brew – Wednesday, November 17: Lesbians on “Verbotene Liebe,” Lilo in danger of losing out on in “Inferno”


Happy hump day!

You might have seen some previews for the new Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway film, Love & Other Drugs. Well a NSFW trailer has hit the web, and the first clip shows that even a little bit of lesbian kissing in this movie is intended for a male audience.


And the rest looks pretty bad too, huh?

While Lindsay Lohan is dealing with rehab, she might lose her role in Inferno. Director Matthew Wilder told Radar:

We have had a great response from other people who really want the part, too. But we will wait until Lindsay has fulfilled all of her rehab and court obligations to see if she will be able to take her place as we had originally planned.

That means we could lose Lilo as Linda Lovelace. This could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on who replaces her.

It looks like there’s going to be a lot of kissing coming up between Rebecca von Lahnstein (Jasmin Lord) Miriam Pesch (Romina Becks) on Verbotene Liebe. Romina told a German newspaper:

Jasmin’s lips are incredibly soft. And when kissing, we must not always look up as we are about the same size. I’m very open when it comes to homosexuality, find that there is no difference in the “game” makes. I also believe that most of our scene be like.

Jasmin echoed her:

For me kissing a woman breaking new ground — but I find them more tender. I have kissed a woman privately and am more on men. But who knows what the future brings.

Sounds like the soap will be getting real good!

Canadian author Zoe Whithall has a new novel and it sounds pretty awesome. She told CBC all about it:

Bottle Rocket Hearts is a coming-of-age novel for people who hate coming-of-age novels, set against the backdrop of the ’95 Quebec referendum. Eve is a young Anglophone artist navigating her first major love affair with a slightly older separatist during a significant period in gay and lesbian history — in the height of Queer Nation and Act Up, before Ellen came out, when Riot Grrl had been bought and sold back to us as The Spice Girls. Although set in a specific time, focused on a group of young idealists, the novel’s themes are timeless: self-discovery, identity both political and personal, and the insanity of first love.

Sounds like that’s next on my list.

Chely Wright talked to DiversityInc. about her background and her decision to come out. An excerpt:

At age 4, I knew I wanted to be a country-music singer, and at age 9, I realized, holy crap, I’m gay. The reason I say “holy crap” is because the messages I was getting non-linguistically, subtly, overtly, every message I got from my community, my church and my school was gay was not OK. And there began the struggle and there began the hiding and the fear and the stress, and that stress began at a very young age, and I hid until May 4, 2010.

I wish I remembered my gay anniversary!

Cat Cora posted a scan of her interview with Ingredient Magazine on her Facebook page.

And lucky for you, we’ll have our own interview with Ms. Cora regarding the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in this week’s Good Taste column.

Today on TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), America’s Next Top Model (CW 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m. and midnight), Hellcats (CW 9 p.m.) and a Degrassi: The Next Generation re-run with Palex (TeenNick 10 p.m.). (Thanks Roni!)

See you tomorrow, friends.

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