Morning Brew – Mon. June 17: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” wins daytime Emmys, Naya Rivera and Shay Mitchell at the MuchMusic Awards


Good morning!

The New York Times wonders if lesbian sex in literature and film is ever really that realistic. The writer finds that we’re usually exploited.

The Australian interviewed Gigi Chao, who still loves her dad despite his trying to sell her to a man that could turn her straight. An excerpt:

I don’t think you can be certain that homosexuality is something you are born with. I am more of the scientific point of view that sexuality and sexual identity are something that evolves. It is more of a fluid thing. It is like those fish that can change their gender on a whim. I think there is a fluidity in human sexual identity that can be affected by experiences in life. The ‘born this way’ argument is for Lady Gaga; I suppose it does stop people trying to ‘pray you straight’. The really important thing – and I think we are still some way off this in Hong Kong – is whether this society can learn to respect people rather than judging them.

A huge congrats to Liz Patrick, the director of The Ellen DeGeneres Show for her big win (best director) at the Daytime Emmys over the weekend. The show also won its seventh trophy as outstanding talk show – entertainment. Sara Gilbert attended the awards where The Talk‘s make-up team won for making the hosts look so good.

The crew behind “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

I like this “for your consideration” Emmys drawing of Arrested Development.

Out model Harmony Boucher posed for the new issue of Ponystep magazine.

Some of your faves were at the MuchMusic Awards in Canada this weekend.

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Jane Velez-Mitchell on Anderson Live, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), Wish Me Away (Showtime 11 a.m.), *10 Grand in Your Hand (DIY 11 a.m.), Classic Tennis “1978 Wimbledon Women’s Final – Navratilova vs. Evert” (ESPN Classic 11 a.m.), Classic Tennis “1970 Wimbledon Women’s Final – Margaret Court vs. Billie Jean King” (ESPN Classic 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy (Lifetime 2 p.m., 3 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Kiss the Bride (Encore Love 3:50 p.m.), *Friends (TBS 4:30 p.m.), *Roseanne (Logo 5 p.m.), *The Fosters (ABC Family 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo 7 p.m.), The Voice (NBC 8 p.m.), *Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1 8 p.m.), SportsCentury “Martina Navratilova” (ESPN Classic 8 p.m.), *Defiance (Syfy 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Fosters (ABC Family 9 p.m.), *30 For 30 (ESPN Classic 9 p.m.), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Starz Edge 9:35 p.m.), Push Girls (Sundance 10 p.m.), Teen Wolf (MTV 10 p.m.), Warehouse 13 (Syfy 10 p.m.), *True Blood (HBO2 10 p.m.), Mistresses (ABC 10:01 p.m.), *The Killing (AMC 12 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)