Morning Brew – Julia Stiles wants to star in a lesbian romantic comedy with Amy Schumer


Good morning!

Sadly, D.C.’s longest-running lesbian bar, Phase One, is officially shutting its doors.

Ryan Murphy worked with the HRC to bring in 49 celebrities to say the names and tell the stories of the Orlando Pulse victims. Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox and many more are involved.

How do you talk like a lesbian? Three lesbians fill us in.

Julia Stiles is looking to star in a “lesbian romantic comedy” with Amy Schumer. SO DOWN FOR THAT. Can it be based in the ’90s?

Here’s how Ruby Rose feels about dating in the public eye.

Don’t be like me and miss the first episode of Abby Wambach‘s new podcast!

Rain Dove was born to be a Dove spokesperson.

Ellen Page‘s new film Tallulah finally has a trailer and a Netflix release date of July 29.

Cherry Jones, Michelle Rodriguez, Cheryl Dunye, Phyllida Lloyd, Dee Rees, Sia Furler and Lana and Lili Wachowski have all joined the Academy and will essentially be representing us as LGBT women when voting for the Oscars.

In some not so cool news, a drag queen has received jail time for running over a lesbian couple in South Wales.

A gay woman was the victim of a police brutality-driven hate crime during London Pride

Shout to Portage, Michigan for their new ordinance to protect LGBTs from discrimination

Straight Pride is no joke.

Presented without comment: “A woman, who hurled a wine glass at a man’s eye and caused him partial blindness after he joked about her being a lesbian, will be jailed for three months.”

You want more Samira Wiley? Watch her chat with GMA, but only if you’ve finished Season 4. But as for who Samira would play on Orange if she could cast herself in another role?

“Seriously, I would love to play Pennsatucky. That’s obviously me dreaming, because I would never get cast as Pennsatucky, but that would be awesome.”

Samira’s castmate Lori Petty thinks Samira is a star. (Duh.)

Kate McKinnon lends her voice to the Ghostbusters: Dimension hyper-reality experience.

Looks like the “lesbianish mermaid” film The Lure doesn’t deliver. According to this review, “[the protagonist] has a sapphic/piscine sexual encounter with a woman who is investigating her murders. It amounts to nothing more than a freaky and titillating set piece.”

What words make Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson and Rachel Bloom laugh? 

They also share their worst moments on stage.

And when they realized they were funny.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun)
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Real Housewives of New Jersey marathon (Bravo 9 a.m.)
Last Man Standing “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (Freeform 9 a.m.) (rerun)
Sisterhood of Hip Hop “Berzerk”/”Aftermath” (Oxygen 9:10 a.m./10:10 a.m.) (rerun)
The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central 9:22 a.m.) – Guest: Samira Wiley (rerun)
Cruel Intentions (Logo 10 a.m.)
Saturday Night Live (Comedy Central 10:28 a.m./11:33 a.m.) (rerun)
The Big Interview “Melissa Etheridge” (AXS TV 10:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Buffy “Teacher’s Pet” (Pivot 11 a.m.) (rerun)

America’s Next Top Model – Cycle 15 marathon (Oxygen 11:10 a.m.)

Home & Family (Hallmark 12 p.m.) – Guest: Tammin Sursok (rerun)

The Hours (Pivot 1 p.m.)
Catfish: The TV Show “Whitney & Bre” (MTV 1:55 p.m.) (rerun)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m., Pop 7 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Archer marathon (Comedy Central 2:51 p.m.)

Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

WNBA Basketball – Atlanta at Los Angeles (NBA 3:30 p.m.)

(HBO Zone 4 p.m., 10:30 p.m.)

Friday Night Lights “East of Dillon” (Pivot 4 p.m.) (rerun)
Below Deck Mediterranean “Charter King”/”Fever Pitch” (Bravo 5 p.m./6 p.m.) (rerun)
Empire marathon (TV One 5 p.m.)

Ray Donovan “Girl With Guitar” (Showtime 6 p.m., 9 p.m., 1 a.m.)

Seinfeld “The Smelly Car” (TBS 6 p.m.) (rerun)
The Jim Gaffigan Show “Ugly” (Comedy Central 8 p.m.) – Guest starring Tig Notaro
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow “Star City 2046” (CW 8 p.m.) (rerun)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Veep “Inauguration” (HBO Comedy 9 p.m., HBO 11:15 p.m., 4:50 a.m.)

Code Black “The Fog of War” (CBS 9:59 p.m.) (rerun)
Pretty Little Liars “Bedlam” (Freeform 10 p.m.)

Match Game (ABC 10 p.m.) – With Rosie O’Donnell

Roadies “Life Is a Carnival” (Showtime 10 p.m., 12 a.m.)

Conan (TBS 11 p.m.) – Guest: Rhea Butcher

Masters of Sex “One for the Money, Two for the Show”/”The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (Showtime2 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun)

Suited (HBO2 12 a.m.)

Game of Thrones “The Winds of Winter” (HBO 12:45 a.m.)

Kissing Jessica Stein (HBO Comedy 1:05 a.m.)

Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter “Drama Actresses” (Sundance 2 a.m.) – With Sarah Paulson

Saturday Night Live (Comedy Central 3:05 a.m.) (rerun)

Ellen “The Clip Show Patient”/”The Puppy Episode, Pt. 1” (Laff 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Sisterhood of Hip Hop “Tha Crossroads”/”U-N-I-T-Y” (Oxygen 8 a.m./9 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks, Roni!)