Morning Brew – Friday, Nov. 4: Nikki Reed fields female marriage proposals, Ani DiFranco’s first new album in three years



Last night I finally saw Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death of Patty Schemel and if you have the opportunity to see it, you must. The doc reminded me that Patty has been out since 1995, when she told Rolling Stone she was gay at the height of Hole‘s career. She’s so bad ass.

The movie showed in Portland as part of the Siren Nation festival, which is happening all weekend and celebrates women musicians and artists. Maybe I’ll see you there this weekend!

A while ago, we told you about the movie Wanderlust, in which Jennifer Aniston has a lesbian threesome with Lauren Ambrose and another woman in the commune she stumbles upon with her husband (Paul Rudd). The trailer has been released, but there’s no sign of said threesome. Guess they are saving that for when you go to the theater!

During a press junket for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 yesterday, Nikki Reed said that she’d been proposed to by a young girl. Apparently she turned her down, but I applaud the girl for asking. Maybe it was Kristen Stewart. She was only 17 or something when the first movie was filmed.

Tegan Quin talked with Billboard about the new Get Along DVD/CD she’s releasing with sis Sara and when we’ll finally hear some new material.

“I would hope that it gets released by the end of next summer,” says Quin of the group’s seventh album. “Right now we’re about 25 songs in, and we’ll probably get up to 40 songs, and then by Christmas hopefully pick the 12 to 15 that we think are strongest, and then go into the studio starting in February. That’s a penciled-in timeline depending on the producer we end up going with, but that’s what’s going on right now.”

OK, I’m ready!

The xx is also working on a new album and promise to blog about the process. Out frontwoman Romy Madley-Croft is one of my favorite new singers, so I can’t wait to hear their follow-up to the first album.

Check out this video from Megan Heavlin Ochoa featuring her girlfriend and a sexy song called “Swooning.”


Ani DiFranco is releasing her new album, Which Side Are You On?, January 17. It’s her first new album in three years and will include 11 new songs and one Pete Seeger cover. DiFranco says of the new music:

I’m testing deeper waters with the political songs on this album. I feel a little bit frustrated, politically desperate. After having written hundreds of songs over decades, I think, “Now what?” How far can I go with this? Can you sing the word “abortion,” can you sing the word “patriarchy” — what can you sing and get away with? I guess I’ve been pushing my own boundaries of politics and art. Seeing what people have the ears to listen to. How big is my mouth? What can I get out of it successfully?

Sounds like she’s up to the same old tricks!

Pretty Little Liars will return to ABC Family on Monday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. We’ll remind you as it gets closer, but just so you can pencil it in now.

Want to hear Naya Rivera singing “Santa Baby”? We all know she’s singing to Mrs. Claus.

Today in lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Desperate Housewives (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), The Rosie Show (OWN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) and Ask Oprah’s All Stars (OWN 10 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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