Morning Brew – Melissa McCarthy talks lesbians


Good morning! A huge thank you to Dana Piccoli for covering Brew while I was out yesterday.

First a huge congrats to Oregon and Idaho for their victories in equal marriage.

For this week’s #TBT, here’s Cynthia Nixon in a still from the TV movie The Love She Sought.

The Love She Sought

In continued Glee drama, Ryan Murphy says there is no truth to the rumors that Naya Rivera has been fired from Glee. That’s great news because Slate has a piece on why getting rid of Santana would be a serious misstep.

Out Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts has become the board chair of LPAC, a lesbian superpac.

Ilene Chaiken has picked up another new gig as showrunner for the new series Empire. The L Word creator will be working with out director Lee Daniels on the show that has been described as “a soapy family drama, set in the world of a hip-hop empire.” Put a lesbian or two on it, Ilene! No Papi hats, though.

ABC's TCA Winter Press Tour 2014

Congrats to Sherri Saum on the birth of her twins! The baby boys’ names are John Rubén and Michael Luís.

Several queer writers participated in a roundtable about erotic literature over at Tin House.

If wanting to see more women appear in the film and TV versions of Batman adaptations is wrong, we don’t want to be right.

Just when Two and a Half Men was becoming slightly more watchable (lesbians!), it’s getting canceled after season 12.

Melissa McCarthy talked with The Advocate about her new film, Tammy. It appears the movie is even gayer than I knew, including a coming out story and a lesbian dance party. Here’s Melissa on the lesbian couple in the movie, played by Kathy Bates and Sandra Oh.

They’re based on some of my couple friends. They’re the goal. As Tammy and her grandmother spiral downward, we wanted them to see this lovely, adjusted couple and realize that, if they made an effort, they could have that, too. Kathy and Sandra played it beautifully. Sandra and Kathy had known each other from before, so they had this fantastic ease together. I totally bought them as a dreamy couple. They just looked so in love, like they’d been together forever. They didn’t even need to speak; Kathy would give Sandra these looks and I’d think, Aww, that’s the good stuff. They were magical together.


She also shares how much she loves gay people in general. The feeling is mutual, Mel.

Cinemacon 2014 - Day 4

Imogene is back in Degrassi next month.

Michelle Rodriguez talked with Gay Star News about coming out.

“I’m not big on people’s opinions, you know? Unless it’s somebody I really respect. I don’t care what people out there have to say. But I do realize the importance of having the bravery to live as who you are and I feel like a lot of people don’t have that bravery. Maybe by me opening my big fat mouth like I usually do and stepping up and owning who I am, maybe it might inspire somebody else to do the same.”

We finally have our first photo from One Big Happy. Here’s the main cast, with Elisha Cuthbert as the pregnant lesbian.


New York Magazine talks about Faking It in their story on the gross side of female friendships.

Erica Hahn made EW’s list of Grey’s Anatomy‘s most memorable exits.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), Rosie O’Donnell on The View, Milk (Universal HD 9 a.m., 2 p.m.), *Degrassi “Breakaway, Pt. 1 & 2” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), Laurel Canyon (IndiePlex 11:55 a.m., 10:45 p.m.), Kissing Jessica Stein (Sundance 12:15 p.m.), *The Good Wife marathon (Hallmark Movie Channel 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Snapped “Nicole Abusharif” (Reelz 2 p.m.), *Friends “The One Where Old Yeller Dies” (TBS 4:30 p.m.), *Friday Night Lights “A Sort of Homecoming”/”The Son” (Pivot 5 p.m./6:15 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *America’s Best Cook “Seven Deadly Dishes” (Food Network 7 p.m.), *Law & Order: CI “Tru Love” (Ion 7 p.m.), Hollywood Game Night “The Pittsburgh Steal-ers!” (NBC 8 p.m.), WNBA Season Preview (NBA TV 8 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy “Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right” (ABC 8 p.m.), *Deadwood “Leviathan Smiles” (HBO Signature 8 p.m.), *True Blood “**** the Pain Away” (HBO2 8 p.m.), The Stepfather (Lifetime 8 p.m., 12:02 a.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy “Fear (of the Unknown)” (ABC 9 p.m.), Joan as Police Woman on Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 9 p.m.), Two and a Half Men “Bite Me, Supreme Court” (CBS 9:01 p.m.), The Challenge: Free Agents “Not So Trivial Pursuits” (MTV 10 p.m.), Jessia Kirson on Gotham Comedy Live (AXS TV 10 p.m.), *Fortune Feimster on Conan (TBS 11 p.m.), *Friday Night Lights “Toilet Bowl” (Pivot 11 p.m.), Basic Instinct (Encore 12 a.m.), *Faking It “Know Thy Selfie” (MTV 12:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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