Morning Brew – Alycia Debnam-Carey fends off an obsessive woman in “Friend Request”

Good morning! If it’s Super Tuesday for you, please go out and vote. (And not for Donald Trump.)

Alycia Debnam-Carey is starring in a new horror film called Friend Request, about an obsessive friendship. It looks like an even darker version of Single White Female or The Roommate! It premieres April 22 in the UK.

Speaking of Alycia, new images and a trailer from Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead are out, too.


This is amazing: Out lesbian Ursula Nordstrom was the woman at the helm of juvenile books at Harper & Row when the publisher released such pivotal children’s books as Where the Wild Things Are.

A queer Cuban hip-hop band? Sign me up! Krudas Cubensi hope to educate the people of Cuba (and beyond) about LGBTQI issues. (They’re at SXSW this week if you are, too.)


Randy Berry, Special U.S. Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, gave a passionate speech about how LGBT rights are global rights during an event at the Atlantic Council yesterday.

Wanda Sykes is a guest star on this season of House of Lies. She’ll be playing a love interest for Jeremiah (Glynn Turman).

SXSW had its first ever queer style panel this year.

Vice talks with Fawzia Mirza about playing the long-lost Muslim daughter of Donald Trump in her Ayesha Trump videos.

The Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina cancelled a performance from blues singer Kat Williams when they found out she was married to a woman.

The Huffington Post wants more women to care about the WNBA.

If you’re in the Boston area, check out this event from Old Lesbians Organizing For Change: “When Lesbian Feminism Came To Town.”

Fran Lebowitz and Mickalene Thomas are both featured in Interview this month. Here’s Mickalene on her new work inspired by The Color Purple:

I started reading The Color Purple again and thinking about what scenes were very profound and represented pivotal moments where the characters really transformed. For me, that was the relationship between Celie and Shug Avery—how Celie saw the potential of herself through someone else and how that relationship gave her strength, how she learned of her own beauty by Shug holding a mirror up to her face and saying, “Look at yourself and understand your beauty.” Then this love affair developed between the two, a love affair of two women who admired each other for their differences, strengths, creativity, and talent. They persevered in their own way. What Shug did for Celie, Celie did for Shug in a whole different way.

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BFI named Carol the Best LGBT film of all time.

Kristen Stewart and Soko look to be officially on.

Horror film The Hexecutioners promises some “sapphic tension.”

Variety wrote about “The 100 Lexa Mess” and what TV can learn from it all.

This Orphan Black teaser needs more Cosima, IMO.

This music video from Ro Rowan is likely relatable for you or someone you know.

Shamim Sarif is working on a new film that is described as “a new type of female action movie.” Sold yet?

Congrats to Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, the newly appointed (and first ever trans person!) to be named LGBT liaison for the White House.

Brittany Ashley‘s new BuzzFeed short about helping a friend (Ali Vingiano) through an abortion is a must-watch. So well done; so necessary.

Lez Talk Books Radio is a new podcast dedicated to discussions of and about Black lesbian books and their authors.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Access Hollywood Live – Guest: Shay Mitchell
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Gaycation With Ellen Page “Brazil”/”Japan” (Viceland 10 a.m./11 a.m.) (rerun)

#BlackLove “Pack Your Bags”/”Feeling Some Kinda Way” (FYI 10 a.m./11 a.m.) (rerun)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Pretty Little Liars marathon (Freeform 11 a.m.)

Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Ellen “The Puppy Episode, Part 1 & 2” (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Black Sails “XXVI.” (Starz 3:10 p.m., 10 p.m.)

Pride (Showtime 4 p.m.)

Adventure Time “The Pods” (Cartoon 4:15 p.m.) (rerun)
Special Primary Coverage (MSNBC 6 p.m.) – Co-hosted by Rachel Maddow

Faking It “Penelope’s Recap” (MTV 6 p.m.)
Chopped “Drawing a Flank” (Food Network 6 p.m.) (rerun)

The Best Thing I Ever Ate “Meat-Fest” (Cooking Channel 6:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Vice (HBO 7 p.m., HBO Zone 11 p.m.) – A report on same sex marriage in the U.S.
Pretty Little Liars “Hush, Hush, Sweet Little Liars” (Freeform 8 p.m.)

Grandfathered “My Amal” (Fox 8:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Faking It “It’s All Good” (MTV 10:33 p.m.)

Shameless “A Yurt of One’s Own” (Showtime 11 p.m.)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

(HBO 1:20 a.m.)

Girl Code (MTV 2:36 a.m.) (rerun)
Nurse (Showtime Beyond 2:50 a.m.)
Eulogy (HBO2 4:30 a.m.)

Ellen (Laff 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Villains”/”Two To Go” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)

Mad About You “Guardianhood” (FXX 7:30 a.m.) (rerun)

In Search of Frida Kahlo (Ovation 8 a.m.)
(Thanks, Roni!)