Morning Brew – Film about bisexual writer Violette Leduc to play at TIFF


Good morning, guys! I’m happy to be back Brewing for you but thanks so much to Heather Hogan for taking over while I was at TCA.

Blue is the Warmest Color will be playing at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall. Also at the fest: Violette, a film about bisexual writer Violette Leduc and her friendship with Simone de BeauvoirEmmanuelle Devos plays the title character.

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Emily Rios, who plays a lesbian reporter on The Bridge, talked with Examiner about finding great Latina roles and why she auditioned for Devious Maids despite having strong feelings about the show’s stereotypes.

Orange is the New Black author Piper Kerman and actors Kate Mulgrew, Laverne Cox, and Uzo Aduba went on Melissa Harris-Perry this weekend to discuss the groundbreaking series.

Calzona fans, here’s some possibly good news: Hilarie Burton is not appearing in the new season of Grey’s Anatomy – so far. Shonda Rhimes discussed the idea of “lesbian divorce” and if Callie and Arizona could go that way:

 It’s not necessarily about what we’ve seen. We let all the other characters on Grey’s Anatomy go through everything. It puts Callie and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) in a lesbian ghetto the way it does when there’s a black character on TV and they always have to be good and can’t do anything wrong. It puts them into a lesbian ghetto if they can only be happy and perfectly married. Let’s let them be complex. Let’s let them have the same three-dimensional story lines that every other character on television has. Let’s let people root for them to get back together or root for them to grow apart. Let’s let them have everything that everybody else has; why do they have to be perfect?

I talked with executive producer Betsy Beers and Sara Ramirez herself, and nothing sounded divorce-driven. Those interviews will be coming soon!

Out Voice veteran Michelle Chamuel told fans she’s in the studio and planning to release some new music next month.

The Rachel Maddow Show blog posted Rachel’s entire SXSW appearance audio from this spring in case you weren’t there to hear it. (I wasn’t!)

Lindsay Lohan joked about Harry Styles‘ bisexual rumors while hosting Chelsea Lately saying “I’ve been there.” I wish she would have started singing her hit song “Rumors.” MISSED OPPORTUNITY.

The rumor mill has it Selena Gomez was kissing a girl at the clerb. The story does not say if it was really just Justin Bieber.

Tatiana Maslany is featured in EW’s Young Hollywood issue, where she said she uses music playlists to help her get into every different one of her clone characters. Cosima’s music is “Grimes and electro/Diplo music.” No Ani DiFranco?


Cynthia Nixon attended the VH1 Do Something Awards last week to honor Jesse Tyler Ferguson for his work to achieve marriage equality. WERK!

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Anne Burrell on Anderson Live, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), The High/Low Project  (HGTV 11 a.m.), Pariah (TMAX 11:20 a.m.), All My Children (OWN 1 p.m.), D.E.B.S. (Starz Edge 1:20 p.m.), Wish Me Away (TMC 1:20 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Sia on Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 3 p.m.), *Friends (TBS 4 p.m.), Election (HBO Comedy 4:45 p.m.), *Real Housewives of New Jersey  (Bravo 6:46 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family 8 p.m.), Hollywood Game Night (NBC 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Ray Donovan (Showtime2 9 p.m., Showtime 12:30 a.m.), Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell  (Cooking Channel 10 p.m.), Heavenly Creatures (Flix 10 p.m.), The Shipping News (Indieplex 10:35 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out  (MTV2 11 p.m.), *True Blood (HBO 12 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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