Morning Brew – Kaley Cuoco plays a bisexual go-go dancer on “Big Bang Theory”


Good morning!

On last night’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) got an acting gig playing a bisexual go-go dancer that turns into a gorilla. (Seriously.) She actually says the line, “There’s no reason why I shouldn’t be the best bisexual, go-go dancer slowly transforming into a killer gorilla anyone’s ever seen.” Unfortunately, she gets fired! You can watch the episode in its entirety right here.


There’s only a glimpse of Betty in this Masters of Sex Season 2 teaser but I’m glad to know she’s going to be back when the show returns to Showtime in July.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up for a second season while Grey’s Anatomy has also been renewed. (Duh.)

Need a new band to try out? Tuff Love might work. Guitarist Julie Einstein talked with The Guardian about being out, along with her bandmate Suse Bear:

“Given that we are both lesbians, the music is inevitably a little bit political. We’re not trying to be political, though it is important to us. That’s the way we’ve been socialised by the media.”

This new film sounds like a dream. Matthew Warchus’ Pride will show at Cannes, and is described as “an uplifting British comedy drama inspired by a true story set in the summer of 1984 about a group of gay and lesbian activists who decide to raise money to support the families of the striking miners.”

Ellen Page will definitely make you LOL in this Stephen Colbert interview.

Anna Paquin and her hubby are going to be producing some new shows and movies for HBO. Hopefully there are some queer elements like their current work on True Blood.

Jodie Foster is also working on a new show. She’s executive producing Brand for USA.

Fun Home is coming back to Broadway, so you and I will have a chance to see it next spring.

Jill Sobule‘s “O Canada” video is so adorable.

Salon has great commentary on why Nintendo needs to GTFO with their homophobia.

This new short called Maddy is surely something we have never seen before.

Whitney Mixter was a guest on The Point with Ana Kasparian this week where she talked about Beyonce and chopping off her dreads.

Don’t forget that it’s Mothers’ Day this weekend. Hallmark has you covered if you happen to have two moms. (Although you should really buy them their own dang cards.)

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 7 a.m.), *America’s Next Top Model – Cycle 17 marathon (Oxygen 7:58 a.m.), *Degrassi “Karma Police, Pt. 2″/”Zombie, Pt. 1” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), *50 Girls Who Run the World marathon (Fuse 12:30 p.m.), Laurel Canyon (IndiePlex 12:35 p.m., 10:45 p.m.), *The Good Wife marathon (Hallmark Movie Channel 1 p.m.), *Chopped “Chopped Champions: Part 1” (Food Network 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Bones “The Skull in the Sculpture” (TNT 2 p.m.), *Chopped “Chopped Champions: Part 3” (Food Network 3 p.m.), *Margaret Cho on Oprah: Where Are They Now? (OWN 4 p.m.), *La La’s Full Court Life (VH1 5 p.m.), *Ellen Page on Colbert Report (Comedy Central 6:59 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Friday Night Lights “A Sort of Homecoming” (ESPN Classic 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Under the Tuscan Sun (ABC Family 9 p.m.), Hannibal “Ko No Mono” (NBC 10:01 p.m.), *Orphan Black “Mingling Its Own Nature With It” (BBC America 11 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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