Morning Brew – Mon. Oct. 8: “The L Word” character based on Lindsay Lohan, Sophie B. Hawkins plays Janis Joplin

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Out singer Sophie B. Hawkins is playing Janis Joplin in a new musical about her called Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janice Joplin. Sophie’s partner Gigi Gaston wrote the production, which is playing in Los Angeles all October. Apparently Janis’ one-time girlfriend Peggy Caserta is coming to the show.

Lacey Turner told The Sun about how she wants her lesbian role in Switch to be believable.

It was really important to me to believe that Stella really is a lesbian. I didn’t want her to look like someone who is pretending to be gay. I’m not that way inclined and I’ve never felt the urge to kiss a girl so I did think about it and wonder what the scenes would be like. But luckily Rosamund doesn’t really have any fear. So she said to me, “Let’s really go for it” and that’s what we did. I had to kiss a girl but in the end it was no different to kissing a boy. Their lips are no different. So it didn’t really affect me at all. Stella hasn’t been in a relationship for five years. I don’t know whether you’d say she finds love — but she has a right good go at it.

OK, I’m ready for this show. Lez do it, October 15!

New York politician Christine Quinn and her wife’s home were featured in The New York Times. She also shares some personal tidbits like this one:

Essential gadget: Earphones for the television. They are the key to a successful relationship, because Kim likes to read, and I watch television. So Kim’s father got me the earphones.

Photo from The New York Times

In my house it’s more like video games and reading, but I’ve learned to tune it out.

In case you were wondering if Niki Stevens was based on Lindsay Lohan, she was. Kate French told a fan on Twitter her L Word role was inspired by Angela Robinson‘s time working with Lilo on Herbie Fully Loaded.

This brings up many questions. Is Jenny Schecter supposed to be Samantha Ronson? Did Lindsay hook up with Angela on set?

You can hear Meshell Ndegeocello‘s new album Pour Une Âme Souveraine over at WNYC’s Soundcheck.

Frenchie Davis went on The Six Pack podcast to discuss her bisexuality and her new single.

Ashley Greene and Olivia Wilde talked about the response to their sexy Butter scene.

Check out this behind-the-scenes video of Tucky Williams and Abisha Uhl of Girl/Girl Scene. They are working very hard.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), *R&B Divas (Oxygen 10 a.m.), The Children’s Hour (MGM 11:30 a.m.), *The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), The Times of Harvey Milk (Flix 3 p.m.), The Hours (Showtime 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Voice (NBC 8 p.m.), ,EM>Our Idiot Brother (Showtime2 8 p.m.), Upstairs Downstairs (PBS), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Iron Chef America (Cooking Channel 9 p.m.), Degrassi (TeenNick 9 p.m.), R&B Divas (TV One 10 p.m.) and *Bomb Girls (Reelz 1:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun.