Morning Brew – BOO! Beca and Chloe will not hook up in “Pitch Perfect 2”


Good morning! Did you stay up all night watching Orange is the New Black? Every single episode is on Netflix RIGHT NOW.

Elizabeth Banks is destroying your dreams for Brittany Snow and Anna Kendrick to get together in Pitch Perfect 2, of which she’s a producer. She told The Advocate:

Hmm. What can I say about the sequel? Well, there’s a huge outpouring of support for Beca and Chloe — Anna Kendrick’s and Brittany Snow’s characters — to get together, but I can tell you right now that they will not be lesbians in the sequel.


In the same interview, the actress said she has kissed many a girl, and she’d cast “Angelina Jolie, Christina Hendricks or Emma Stone” to play her on-screen lover if she were going to play gay.

Versace, Vanity Fair, And Elizabeth Banks Luncheon Benefitting Vital Voices Global Partnership

This week, Michelle Bonilla and Joanna Johnson were on The Bold and the Beautiful. Two lesbians in one week!

Olympia Dukakis talked about receiving the script for Cloudburst, where she plays a tough lesbian named Stella:

I sent (the script) to lesbians and they were very moved by it. I wanted to make sure that there was nothing that they found offensive. I didn’t, but I wanted to make sure that they didn’t. They were very moved by it and so eager for me to do it. And they were so happy that it was being done, because these two women are in their 70s, and of course their lives as two lesbians is very different from the lives of two lesbian partners who are 20 and 30 today. Their families rejected them, they had to hide, they had to pretend, and they had to do a lot of different things.

She also said she thinks it sucks that Lifetime bought the movie but only plays it at 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. and bleeps all the good stuff. Track it down on DVD!


Architects Journal did a study asking LGBT architects to answer how comfortable they felt being out in the industry. The findings were interesting: 74 percent feel safe being out in their practice, but only 16 percent feel OK about being out at construction sites.

SireSays has an interview with Monifah, where she talks about her relationship with her daughther who doesn’t quite understand her relationship with her fiance, Terez.

New York-based queer band The Shondes have released a trailer for their new album coming out this fall.

Collectors Weekly has a great piece on Ma Rainey and Gladys Bentley, the original lesbian blues women. I had no idea the documentary mentioned in the piece, T’Aint Nobody’s Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s, even existed. So cool.

Orphan Black‘s first season will be available on DVD July 16.

The Real L Word‘s Nikki Weiss-Goldstein wrote about being diagnosed with breast cancer for The Huffington Post. She had a mastectomy and is now cancer-free. Phew!

Sara Gilbert‘s new book, The Imperfect Environmentalist, is coming out via Random House next month. Cute cover!


The New York Times has written another piece about masculine women’s wear. Mentioned in this one: Wildfang, Saint Harridan and the site Dapper Q. Keep our butches looking fierce!

Flavorwire has a list of 30 Essential LGBT Albums. My list would look very different.

The Believer interviewed Michelle Tea about her new young adult trilogy.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Buffy marathon (Chiller 8 a.m.), Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), *Shear Genius marathon (Bravo 9 a.m.), *House (Oxygen 10 a.m.), *Dr. Phil “Same Sex Marriage: Prop 8 Debate” (OWN 10 a.m.), *Rules of Engagement  (TBS 11 a.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy (Lifetime 2 p.m., 3 p.m.), The Kids Are All Right (HBO Comedy 2:25 p.m.), *Defiance (Syfy 5 p.m.), *Reba (CMT 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Real Housewives of New Jersey marathon (Bravo 7 p.m.), *The Challenge: Rivals II  (MTV 8:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Degrassi (TeenNick 9 p.m.), *Friday Night Lights (ESPN Classic 9 p.m.), Hollywood Game Night  (NBC 10 p.m.), *Chelsea Lately (E! 11 p.m.), *Ray Donovan (Showtime 11 p.m.), Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning (HBO Comedy 11:45 p.m.), *True Blood (HBO 12:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)
*Denotes a rerun