Morning Brew – Sara Gilbert talks Darlene on “CBS This Morning”


Good morning! Happy Hump Day.

Sara Gilbert went on CBS This Morning to talk about her new book, The Imperfect Environmentalist. They forced her to watch a clip from Roseanne and talk about being a child star.

Out producer/writer Nahnatchka Khan has a new pilot in the works with ABC. (Nahnatchka was behind Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23.) It’s called Fresh Off the Boat and it’s based on Eddie Huang’s memoir which is  “set in the ’90s and revolves around a Chinese family that moves to Orlando.”

JD Samson is interviewed in METAL this month where she talks about how she got inspired to start making art, why she began DJing and the different kinds of crowds she plays to. Here she is on her idea of “a social safety net”:

A “social safety net” in that case refers to a group of people that are feminists, queers or allies. That means we are safe to be vulnerable. To move our bodies and not be criticized for that. To not take someone down for their beliefs or ways of identifying. And safe to be smart and intellectual people that want to have a good time and feel free. I think sometimes I find myself out at clubs where the criticism is visible. I see men hitting on women who aren’t interested and they are aggressive. I see people making fun of others for their gender performance, style, or their desire to not drink alcohol. All of these things make partying a chore, rather than an expression of yourself and moving your body and sharing the moment of joy.


An Oregonian lesbian couple that was denied a wedding cake by a homophobic bakery is filing a discrimination suit. Good on them! Sweet Cakes by Melissa are not so sweet.

This week Philly lesbian bar Sisters announced it would be closing. In a case of strange timing, there’s also a play about a fictional ’90s lesbian bar in Philly this week called Cold.

The Atlantic has a story that claims America’s churches are quietly revolutionizing gay rights by progressing their views on equality and Christianity. Amen!

Meanwhile The New Republic has 8 Horrific Stories About Being Gay in Russia.

Heather McEntire of Mount Moriah lent her vocals to the new Superchunk album, which you can stream on NPR.

The L.A. Times profiled Crazy Eyes actress Uzo Aduba and on Fresh Air yesterday, Orange is the New Black showrunner Jenji Kohan said the role was created for Uzo after she came in to audition for Taystee.

Netflix Presents The "Orange Is The New Black" Friends And Family Screening

Getting hitched soon? Check out Dangerous Mathematicians, who specialize in lesbian wedding wear.

Comics fans, this project might just be up your alley. The documentary Comics Undressed “examines the economic, gender-based, and racial misrepresentations that occur in the comics industry.” They are raising funds through Sunday, so check it out and toss a few dollars their way.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), All My Children (OWN 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Real Housewives of New Jersey marathon (Bravo 3 p.m.), What’s Cooking? (Indieplex 3:50 p.m.), Roseanne  (Logo 4 p.m.), The Shipping News (Indieplex 5:45 p.m.), Property Brothers (HGTV 6 p.m.), Best in Show (Starz Cinema 6:45 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out marathon (MTV2 7 p.m.), *Roseanne (We 7:30 p.m.), Americans in Bed (HBO2 8 p.m.), *True Blood  (HBO Signature 8 p.m., HBO 10 p.m.), *South Park  (Comedy Central 8:58 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Modern Family  (ABC 9 p.m.), The Bridge  (FX 10 p.m.), Top Chef Masters  (Bravo 10 p.m.), The Challenge: Rivals II  (MTV 10 p.m.), Amber Heard on Chelsea Lately (E! 11 p.m.), Brother vs. Brother (HGTV 11 p.m.), *Iron Chef America (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.),* Friends (Nick 11:33 p.m.), Our Idiot Brother (Showtime2 12 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun

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