Morning Brew – Cate Blanchett on her sex scene with Rooney Mara in “Carol”


Good morning!

Today is Spirit Day, so turn yourself purple however you can in support.

Elle Fanning thinks Susan Sarandon, who plays her lesbian grandmother in About Ray, is a babe. She tells Nylon:

“Susan is like a legend, you know? She’s so hot!”


Yes, we agree!

A lesbian at Oxford University is admitting to having groped other women without consent.

Madam Noire writes about the realities of same-sex domestic violence.

Are you a conscious girlfriend?

Dascha Polanco wants to see more backstory for the Latino characters on Orange is the New Black.


Sophia Bush says she had one of those “girl crushes” on Connie Britton and made her her friend.

2015 Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 - Backstage

PrideSource celebrates the wedding of Michigan power couple Gina Calcagno, the former coalition manager of Michigan for Marriage, and Nicolette Siragusa, a pastor with the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Grand Ledge. 

Jackie Biskupski could be Salt Lake City’s first lesbian mayor.

Miley Cyrus is planning a naked concert.

Collider talks Person of Interest with Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi and Michael Emerson.

Megan Ellison will be honored alongside Lee Daniels and Rob Marshall at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation‘s inaugural Patron Of The Artists.

The premiere of Jane Lynch‘s new CBS show Angel From Hell has been pushed back to February.

Lisbeth Salander will be the focus of at least two more books.

Out lesbian actor/author/writer/personality Sandi Toksvig will take over Steven Fry‘s spot as the host of QI.

Sky Women In Film And TV Awards - Arrivals

The Spectator writes about the new sexual revolution that is how you label yourself (or how you don’t).

If you’ve ever enjoyed anything Ryan Murphy has done, then you’ll appreciate this Hollywood Reporter profile.

SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor officiated the wedding of Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino. Congrats to the happy couple!

Billye Talmadge, Ph.D. was one of the original members of the first American lesbian organization, Daughters of Bilitis, and talked with PQ Monthly about her experiences. We also share a birthday so I like her even more.

A Philadelphia production of The Children’s Hour is getting rave reviews.

Cate Blanchett talks about the sex scene with Rooney Mara in Carol (aka the “consummation”):

“They’re scenes and they’re really important. You always have to scrutinise and ask hard questions of those scenes – how necessary are they? But the consummation of their (Carol and Therese’s) relationship is really important. It’s just about how we were going to do it. We talked about the scene and there’s a great sense of trust between Rooney and I.”


She’s also happy that same-sex love stories are being told.

Here’s a recap of Lea DeLaria‘s night speaking at Penn State.

The Legacy Wall is a traveling LGBT history exhibit.

Today in Lesbianish TV: 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Celebrity Name Game – With Teri Polo

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Out & Around (Logo 9 a.m.)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m., 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Don’t Be Tardy… marathon (Oxygen 11:30 a.m., Bravo 6 p.m.)

May (HBO Zone 12:50 p.m.)

Glastonbury Festival Hour 5 (Palladia 1 p.m.) – the xx perform (rerun)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

Doll & Em (HBO 2:45 p.m., 5:35 a.m., HBO2 2:25 a.m.)

Sex and the City “The Cheating Curve” (E! 3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Steven Universe “Too Far” (Cartoon 5:30 p.m.)

Survivor’s Remorse “The Date” (Starz Edge 7:05 p.m., 10 p.m., 12:30 a.m.)

Grey’s Anatomy “Old Time Rock and Roll” (ABC 8 p.m.)

The Vampire Diaries “Never Let Me Go” (CW 8 p.m.)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Project Runway “The Runway’s in 3D!” (Lifetime 9 p.m.) – Guest judge: Mel B.

How to Get Away With Murder “Skanks Get Shanked” (ABC 10 p.m.)

Don’t Be Tardy… “Moving On, Moving Out” (Bravo 10 p.m.)

Beat Bobby Flay “Homeland” (Food Network 11 p.m.) (rerun)

Conan (TBS 12 a.m.) – Guest: Jane Lynch (rerun)

Kitchen Inferno “Milk and Cookies: Get Ready to Crumble (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun)

Good Luck Charlie “Down a Tree” (Disney 5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “When She Was Bad” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun)

(Thanks Roni!)

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