Morning Brew – Wednesday, December 22: Lucy Lawless and Jaime Murray’s “Spartacus” love scene, lesbian David Lynch music video


Happy Hump Day!

The Village Voice‘s new issue is all about The Year in Film. One of the articles is “Girl on Girl Action Gets Screwed,” in which writer Melissa Anderson (a self-professed “tetchy dyke”) says that Lisa Cholodenko took all the joy out of lesbian sex on film, and the other lesbianish films of the year (Chloe, Black Swan) made their women look crazy. So lesbians, you choose: Sexless or crazed?

Director David Lynch has been making music and inviting fans to create music videos for each song. Los Angeles-based filmmaker David J. Dowling took on the song “I Know,” employing actresses Natalie Morales and Brit Morgan to love all over one another. 

If you recognize these girls together, it’s because they starred on ABC Family’s Middleman, which aired in 2008.

Something bizarre went down in East Texas, when a lesbian student was allegedly verbally abused and outed by her softball coaches. Now she’s suing them, citing that she was made to suffer “severe mental and emotion anguish,” “social isolation” and she lost the “freedom to deal with her sexuality privately.” Seriously? Softball coaches? This could be a case of what we call “internalized homophobia.”

Tabatha Coffey says she has bad hair. The famous lesbian stylist tells PopEater:

I have baby fine hair and super straight, so this style just works for me. I normally get it cut at my salon so when I’m home someone in my salon, one of my staff, will cut my hair for me.

Tabs, I’m sure you’ve seen much worse. I have.

COLAGE, an organization for youth who have LGBT parents, has made a short film called Family Time, focusing on the work they do with gay families.


Good news, Lucy Lawless fans. On the new season of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, she’ll be engaging in a “love scene” with Jaime Murray (aka Lila form Dexter). Looks like I’ll need to start watching this show when it returns Jan. 21. I loved Lila!

Remember how we’re always griping about pregnant lesbian storylines? It really appears as if Grey’s Anatomy is heading that way, and I’ve been trying hard to ignore it and pretend it’s not happening. Unfortunately, it could be unavoidable, since Callie has hooked up with Mark. Ugh.

Fringe is moving to Friday nights on Fox, which means they’ve been given “the death slot.” The cast, including out lesbian Jasika Nicole, decided to mock this idea in a new promo.


Billie Jean King penned a response to the passing of the DADT Repeal for The Huffington Post this week. She writes:

I was always taught to be honest and to live my life with integrity. And I have tried my best to live by those words each and every day, even though I too struggled at times with my own sexuality. But for thousands of men and women in our military, they have been forced to live a lie in a shame-based world. Living and working under those circumstances is not good and it just isn’t healthy.

And today, now that President Obama has signed the repeal into law, there should be less shame. Thank you, President.

Today on TV: Half & Half (TV One 5 p.m.), Melissa Etheridge on A Home For the Holidays (CBS 8 p.m.) and The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m. and midnight). (Thanks Roni!)

Have an awesome day.

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