Morning Brew – Fri. Dec. 21: “Last Tango in Halifax” has a late-in-life lesbian, Lily Tomlin and Tina Fey in a new trailer for “Admission”


Good morning!

Lily Tomlin plays Tina Fey‘s mom in Admission. That’s a must-see come March!

Because we’ll be taking some time off for the holidays next week, we won’t be posting Morning Brew. But we will be putting up our year-in-review posts, aka the best and worst of lesbian visibility in movies, TV, books, music and politics. So make sure to come see us when you’re done opening gifts and drinking eggnog.

African actress Chinyere Okoye says she is tired of lesbian rumors and that if she was gay, she’d just come out and say it. So would I! I’m a lesbian. That should stop the rumor mill.

The best thing about all the tabloid articles about Amber Heard and Johnny Depp‘s possible romance is that they can never make up their minds about what “sources say.” So they’re either totally not together or are kind of maybe, but only sexually. Consider the source.

That same gossip site is likening Melissa Etheridge to the Grinch Who Stole Christmas because Tammy Lynn Michaels has some poetry about “empty stockings and tiny boxes” on her blog.

I’m pretty sure this “unidentified woman” Selena Gomez is kissing is Spring Breakers co-star Ashley Benson and it doesn’t look like there is anything happening other than a photo opp.

Candace Gingrich-Jones says her brother Newt has changed his views on marriage equality. It’s about time. Too little too late? has named the photo of two straight girls kissing at a French anti-equality event as one of their 15 Sexiest Images of 2012.

ICYMI, De’Borah was on The Voice finale this week, singing with winner Cassadee Pope as well as Liz Davis and Melanie Martinez. Loving that suit!

BuzzFeed shared this video of Kat, a 26-year-old lesbian who comes out to her grandma.

Queer filmmaker Fawzia Mirza is raising money for her web series Kam Kardashian, which follows the lesbian Kardashian sister you never knew the infamous family had. (Because they don’t, it’s not real!)

AE reader Janneke alerted us to the British series Last Tango in Halifax that has a storyline of a late-in-life lesbian coming to terms with her sexuality, and coming out to her mother. Sarah Lancashire plays Caroline, the LILL (late-in-life lez) and she falls for a fellow school teacher named Kate. Sounds like a good series, and it’s just been picked up for a second season.

The women behind “Gay Women Will Marry Your Boyfriends” have created a YouTube channel where they give a lesbian opinion to all the things. Here are some lesbian opinions on the holidays.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Tabatha’s Salon Takeover marathon (Bravo 8:30 a.m.), Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), The New Adventures of Old Christine (Lifetime 11 a.m.), Pariah (OMAX 11:10 a.m.), *How I Met Your Mother (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Law & Order (TNT 2 p.m.), *FriendZone (MTV 2:30 p.m.), *Ghost Whisperer (We 5 p.m.), *Law & Order: SVU (USA 5:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids (TLC 7:30 p.m.), Rent (Starz InBlack 8:40 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Portlandia (IFC 10:30 p.m.) and *Friends (Nick 12:39 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun

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