Morning Brew – Busy Phillips and Christa Miller pretend to be gay on “Cougar Town”

Good morning!

Did you watch Generation Cryo last night? The New York Times did.

Everybody loves a montage! This one is from Fun Home: The Musical.

HitFix thinks there could be a lesbian affair on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in the near future. I hope not. We’ve already had a lot of bicurious housewives that used real lesbian friends of theirs for the titillation factor. (See: Kim Zolciak and Danielle Staub.)

Ellen DeGeneres posed on the red carpet for the Duracell/Toys For Tots Initiative event in L.A. this week.

Ellen DeGeneres Kicks Off Duracell/Toys For Tots Initiative "Power A Smile" Campaign

Ellen DeGeneres Kicks Off Duracell/Toys For Tots Initiative "Power A Smile" Campaign

I’m so happy to say that Illinois is letting legendary lesbian activist Vernita Gray marry her partner seven months before it is technically law in the state. Vernita has terminal cancer, and her final wish is to marry Patricia Ewart. Thank you Illinois!

Something’s in the water in the UK. 20 percent of British women say they’ve had same-sex experiences.

Blue is the Warmest Color has been selected for release under The Criterion Collection. This is so exciting! The DVD will also come with a booklet with an essay from out critic/writer B. Ruby Rich.

Speaking of Blue, illustrator Ali Shapiro sent us this hilarious comic. I love it!


I’ve been watching the Showtime docuseries Time of Death and this week’s episode focused on Toni Yancey, a health advocate and professor who died earlier this year. The love she and her partner share was enough to make me tear up, which I admittedly don’t do easily! May Toni rest in peace.

Busy Phillips has revealed that her Cougar Town character, Laurie, will be kissing Christa Miller‘s Ellie on the new season. Unfortunately, it’s all for show, as the two will be pretending to be a couple so Laurie’s son can have a better chance of getting into a school.

Ellie thinks if the admissions board sees that Stan has two moms, he’ll be more appealing and it’ll improve his chances. Since I’m now in the process of applying to kindergartens for my own child [5-year-old daughter Birdie], I can totally relate. It’s very competitive in Los Angeles, but I haven’t had to do anything that crazy just yet.

I love when lesbianism can help the children. The show returns to TBS in January.


Queens Pride House is honoring Gay Parent magazine publisher/editor Angeline Acain at their 16th Anniversary Celebration on December 6. Congrats Angeline!

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, *Buffy (FX 7 a.m., 8 a.m.), *Ellen (FX 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m.), Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (HBO 11:15 a.m.), Notes on a Scandal (HBO2 11:35 a.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Roseanne “The Blaming of the Shrew” (We 2 p.m.), *Friends “The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel” (TBS 3 p.m.), Under the Tuscan Sun (Starz Edge 4:10 p.m.), *Dog Whisperer “Rescue Rufus!” (Nat Geo Wild 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Catfish: The TV Show “Aaliyah & Alicia” (MTV 7 p.m.), The Laramie Project (HBO Zone 7:20 p.m.), The Biggest Loser (NBC 8 p.m.), *Generation Cryo “Who’s Your Daddy” (MTV 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Time of Death “Maria & Toni” (Showtime2 10 p.m.), Chicago Fire “Rhymes With Shout” (NBC 10:01 p.m.), *Modern Family “The Wow Factor” (USA 11 p.m.), *Chopped “For Sake’s Sake” (Food Network 11 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)