Morning Brew: Tuesday, Jan. 12


Morning, brewsters.

The Arrested Development movie is finally going to start filming in 2010. Portia de Rossi‘s co-star Will Arnett told the press "We’re just finalizing the script and should begin shooting it this year." I can’t wait for the return of Lindsay Bluth Fünke and Ann (Mae Whitman). I know what you’re saying — her?

If you are Michelle Rodriguez, which you probably are, then you can’t leave the house with another female or you are just asking for more lesbian rumors. Inviting them over might just be a better idea.

And if you’re a pseudo-celebrity of any kind, really, kissing another woman is going to make you a lesbian, too. Michele Noonan and Lydia Tavera from Big Brother 11 were photographed frenching at LA’s Here Lounge this week. Both women came out as bisexual while on the show, but didn’t hook up on screen. Perhaps they are interested in capitalizing on their 15 minutes. A camera? Quick, kiss me!

The TV adaptation of Jeanette Winterson‘s Oranges are Not the Only Fruit made The Guardian‘s list of the Top 50 TV Dramas of all time. The 1990 production came in at number 8.

The BBC is offering a preview of the new lesbian TV series Lip Service. You can watch it on their site if you are in the UK. If you’re not in the area, check out the forum topic on the subject, as there are a few links to other places you can watch the preview clip. Also, if you want more info on the characters and the show itself, there’s an interview with producer Polly Williams on Digital Spy that’s worth a read. Most importantly, stay tuned here at for interviews with the cast in March, courtesy of our Great LezBritain columnists, Lee and Sarah.

A new magazine for Indian queer women is now available for free if you get at the publishers on Facbeook. Jiah is "for women who dare to love and live loving their partners." Very cool!

Lastly, I want to leave you with something I know you’ll all enjoy. Skins stars Kathryn Prescot and Lily Loveless (aka Naomily) are on three different covers of this month’s Company magazine. (Thanks Angie!)

Diva also released some of their behind-the-scenes candids from their cover shoot. And there’s also a great interview in the Telegraph with the cast and crew of Skins where producer John Griffin said, "We don’t just make a character lesbian in order to keep the audience figures up. And we don’t rape people for ratings, which other dramas regularly do. What we try to do is tell really emotional, universal stories that talk about the pain of being a teenager; the amount they drink, the drugs they take, the sex they have is just sort of a given. We don’t ever want our audience to feel they’re being preached to." OK, but I don’t mind if you want to preach to me the joys of lesbian sex at any age.

Until tomorrow.

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