Morning Brew – Helen Mirren says her iconic “Prime Suspect” character is gay


Good morning!

Listen, I don’t want to brag but this weekend, I was at Simply Divine, a food and wine event put on by the LA Gay and Lesbian Center, when I turned around and looked right into the face of Diana Nyad. So what do you do when that happens? You gasp and then whisper, “Diana Nyad!” She was sweet enough to pose for a photo with me after I was such a nerd, but YOU GUYS SHE IS A HUGE INSPIRATION! And I wasn’t expecting her to be standing next to me. 


Elisha Cuthbert was a guest on New York Live where she talked about One Big Happy.

Angelina Jolie won favorite villain at this weekend’s Kids Choice Awards and gave a great speech on how being different is good. How adorable she is with her kids.


I appreciate both of these outfits.

The Wrap digs deep into Ellen’s empire. (Pretty fascinating!)

Maria Bello loves her boo. Aw.

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone is using her voice for empowerment alongside 98 other Indian women in a new video called “My Choice,” and sexuality is part of the message: “My choice to love a woman, or man, or both.” 

Meanwhile in Bollywood, a film with queer content has been banned. Ironically titled Unfreedom, the film follows a woman who is part of an arranged marriage (with a dude) but finds herself in love with a woman who she wants to spend her life with. I want to see this one, too!

Speaking of stories about queer women getting pregnant, Seeking Dolly Parton looks really good. It’s premiering at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on May 2.

Congrats to Rev. Kaci Clark-Porter and Rev. Holly Clark-Porter on their becoming jointly ordained at Wilmington, Delaware’s First and Central Presbyterian Church.

Two dumb lists: “Actresses Who Admitted Being Bisexual” (ADMITTED?!?) and Playboy’s “The World’s Hottest Lesbians.” Justin Bieber is on the list. HILARIOUS. Not.

Helen Mirren thinks her iconic Prime Suspect character Jane Tennison would be in a same-sex relationship now.

“She’s a lesbian, living with a very attractive partner. She gave up the drinking the moment she left the office and never went back to it. She does yoga.”


I’d watch this spin-off! (Can we make this happen please? Also, worth noting Maria Bello played a very similar role on the NBC reboot of the series a few years back.)


This is a beautiful story of a dad who found a way to accept his gay daughter.

Apparently having a “blue star tattoo” gives a “subtle hint of being a lesbian.” WTF?


Kristen Wiig interviews cover girl Sia for Interview.


Aussie web drama Starting from Now is crowdfunding for its fourth season.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) White Collar marathon (Universal HD 8 a.m., 2 a.m.) Pressure Cooker: Chef vs. Chef “Anne Burrell vs. DJ BBQ” (FYI 9 a.m.) Comedy Central Presents “Sabrina Matthews” (Comedy Central 9 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “What’s My Line, Part 1” (Pivot 10 a.m.) (rerun) The Big Interview “The Winners” (AXS TV 10:30 a.m.) – With Melissa Etheridge (rerun) Chopped “Chop On Through” (Food Network 12 p.m.) (rerun) Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Friends “The One with Rachel’s Big Kiss” (TBS 5 p.m.) (rerun) I Brake For Yard Sales “Lara Spencer Decorates Her Best Friend’s Home” (GAC 7 p.m.) – With Robin Roberts (rerun) Mike & Molly “Careful What You Dig For” (FX 7:30 p.m.) (rerun) 2 Broke Girls “And the Zero Tolerance” (CBS 8 p.m.) Call the Midwife (PBS) Shameless “Drugs Actually” (Showtime 8 p.m., 10 p.m.) Catfish: The TV Show “Chitara & Priscilla” (MTV 8 p.m.) (rerun) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Black Ink Crew “Now It’s Turned All the Way Up” (VH1 9 p.m.) Black Sails “XVIII.” (Starz Edge 9 p.m., 12:05 a.m.) Degrassi “Firestarter Pt. 1″/”Firestarter Pt. 2” (TeenNick 9:30 p.m./10 p.m.) (rerun) The Returned “Victor” (A&E 10 p.m.) Pretty Persuasion (IndiePlex 10:50 p.m.) Tammy (HBO 2:05 a.m.) Pariah (HBO Signature 3:25 a.m.) Law & Order “Ain’t No Love” (TNT 4 a.m.) (rerun) Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Windy City Face-Off” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun) DTLA marathon (Logo 4 a.m.) Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4:30 a.m.) Illegal Love (Logo 6 a.m.) House “Holding On” (Oxygen 6 a.m.) (rerun) Legalize Gay (Logo 7 a.m.) LogoTV Trailblazers 2014 (Logo 8 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)

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