Morning Brew – Ellen Page tells DIVA it was “an amazing feeling” to play a lesbian


Good morning! 

Time says leaders in the LGBT community are not optimistic about 2016.

Rosie O’Donnell said she and Cynthia Nixon have a lesbian moms club. Sadly, she was kidding.

"MotherStruck!" Opening NightPhoto by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

CityPages has a brief chat with Carol director and producer Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon. Todd also talked with the Washington Post. BTW, Carol is coming to you, Russia! Putin be damned.

Just Jane tells a woman she needs to cut her “lesbian lover” loose if she wants to stay with her boyfriend.

Bollywood film Angry Indian Goddesses has a lesbian couple among its very feminist characters.

Rookie Blue creator Ellen Vanstone talks about her career and visiting the Carmilla writer’s room with The TV Junkies.

At Broadly: The Gay Men Who Hate Women.

Queer-owned venue The Pinhook in Durham, North Carolina needs help!

Newsweek tells the story of JONAH, the Jewish ex-gay conversion organization that is finally coming to a close.

Miley Cyrus is a little NSFW for Plastik magazine.

The Fab Femme reports there are two queer women, Olivia Adams and Diamond Jimenez, on the new season of The Bad Girls Club. They’re not only bad, they’re half-sisters. It doesn’t air until March, but you can get to know them now if you are so inclined.

Bad Girls Club - Season 15Photo by: Kareem Black/Oxygen

Here’s the first official photo from Kristen Stewart‘s new film, Personal Shopper.


Over the weekend, Cara Delevingne went to see Star Wars dressed as Jabba the Hut and then sprayed papparazi with water guns outsode of her home. AKA Cara is living the dream.

Ellen Page covers DIVA this month where she talks about playing gayin Freeheld.

“It was an amazing feeling to play a lesbian. I experienced this beautiful kind of realisation that I was playing a gay woman who was such an inspiration to me. I had not felt such a sense of calm and sense of self-fulfilment since I was a teenager and starting out as an actor.”


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.)
How I Met Your Mother “Big Days” (Lifetime 9:30 a.m., FX 11:30 a.m.) (rerun)

(TMAX 9:55 a.m.)
House Hunters Renovation “A Couple Rides the Renovation Wave in Southern California” (HGTV 10 a.m.) (rerun)
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 10:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) (rerun)

Adventure Time (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Ellen “The Funeral”/”Escape from L.A.” (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)
The Best Thing I Ever Ate “I Ever Made for the Holidays” (Cooking Channel 6:30 p.m.) – With Cat Cora (rerun)
The Drew Carey Show “Two Girls for Every Boy” (Laff 7 p.m.) (rerun)
Younger “Broke and Panty-less”/”Sk8” (TV Land 7:36 p.m./8:12 p.m.) (rerun)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

The Affair “12” (Showtime 9 p.m., 11:10 p.m.)
This Is Where I Leave You (HBO2 9 p.m.)

Archer (Comedy Central 10 p.m./10:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Vanderpump Rules After Show “Episode 8” (Bravo 11:30 p.m.) – Co-hosted by Julie Goldman

Archer (FXX 12 a.m./12:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The Royals marathon (E! 1 a.m.)
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter “Writers” (Sundance 1:04 a.m.) – With Emma Donoghue
Saturday Night Live “Ellen DeGeneres; No Doubt” (Comedy Central 3:08 a.m.) (rerun)
Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Mediterranean Madness” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “The Harsh Light of Day”/”Fear, Itself” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)
Comedy Half Hour “Judy Gold” (HBO Comedy 5:25 a.m.) (rerun)

House “Lucky Thirteen” (Oxygen 6 a.m.) (rerun)
Jennifer’s Body (FXM 7 a.m.)


(Thanks, Roni!)