Morning Brew – Thurs. May 19: Rashida Jones on playing gay in “Our Idiot Brother,” Jordana Brewster on how she stunned nuns


Good morning! It’s been an entire week since I’ve written those words to you. Thank you for all your lovely wedding well-wishes. It was quite a time, and I was able to enjoy it with my new wife as well as some writers Mia Jones, Emily Hartl, Jamie Murnane and Meg Streit. It was basically an AE meet-up.

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GQ magazine spoke with Rashida Jones about her role as a gay lawyer in a new movie and this is the first sentence:

In this summer’s comedy Our Idiot Brother, there is a hot lesbian make-out scene between Rashida Jones and Zooey Deschanel.

She didn’t mention that to me back in January. In fact, I believe she said, “We kiss like a couple does, but we don’t have any sex scenes. We’re just, like, loving with each other.” Yep, that’s exactly what she said. Anyway, she joked with GQ, “I feel like I’ve come a long way from my first job, when I had to get mouth-to-mouth resuscitation from Rip Torn.” Yes, kissing Zooey is definitely trading up.

Rashida also talked with The Advocate, and said this is actually not her first lesbian role. She told the mag:

Well, I played a lesbian who was losing her heterosexual virginity in East of A, a movie that came out for a day.

A movie I’d like to see now, thanks. Unfortunately I’m not having any luck from a quick Google search. This is going to be like that one time 10 years ago when Teen Witch wasn’t available on DVD and I had to buy a bootleg from eBay. (I still only own that version, too.)

Sassy or Jane magazine fans, rejoice! Jane Pratt is back with and one of the first points of business is a fun fashion photoshoot with icons like JD Samson. Love this shirt.

Heather Graham is the most honorary of honorary lesbians. She’s played gay so many times, I wonder if she ever forgets she’s straight. Heather has been cast as a “lesbian porno movie director” who has an obsession with a young new porn starlet in the upcoming indie Cherry.

James Franco and Lili Taylor are also attached. I wonder if they’re fans of Heather’s work in the eerily-similar Boogie Nights? Just replace Mark Wahlberg with a still-uncast young woman and boom! Boogie Nights 2: Lesbian Undertones.

Want to hear True Blood‘s Rutina Wesley tell a joke and look good doing it? You’re in luck!


OK, I didn’t laugh but I liked watching her LOL.

A high school in Pompano Beach, Florida has threatened to suspend two female students for holding hands. The girls, who are dating, argue that straight couples hold hands all the time. Here’s what one of the girls told The South Florida Times:

We were walking to class when he [principal Johnson] rolled up on his golf cart and said, “Didn’t I tell you two to stop doing do that?” and then he took us to his office. He gave us a speech and then separated us before calling our parents, which was wrong. My mother already knew but my friend’s [mother] didn’t know she is into girls.

First of all, he “rolled up on his golf cart,” which is hilarious. Second of all, I need to know if she’s your girlfriend or not. The rest of the article keeps calling them “friends.” But the big problem here is obviously the fact that the principal hates hand holding, and he should be hating it equally. Hand holding for everyone or no one!

Jordana Brewster was on Jay Leno the other night and she shared this little gem from her Catholic school days.


I wonder if she showed that talent show tape to Angela Robinson and that’s how she scored her role in D.E.B.S.? Thanks for the tip Marcy!

Today in lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Buffy marathon (Logo 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.), The TalkThe Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) and Grey’s Anatomy (ABC 9 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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