Morning Brew – Thurs. March 21: The return of “Nikki & Nora,” Amanda Leigh Dunn is in the Smithsonian

Good morning!

Two lesbian LAPD officers won a sexual harassment lawsuit against their former supervisor. They were awarded $1.25 million and the supervisor no longer works for the police department. Holla!

President Obama has nominated out attorney Elaine D. Kaplan for judge on the United States Court of Federal Claims. Werk!

Ronald Reagan‘s daughter Patti Davis has written a story about a woman who falls for her sister-in-law in the book Till Human Voices Wake Us. “This is not me. None of it is autobiographical,“ she told The New York Post. “I didn’t want to write ‘Fifty Shades of’ whatever. It’s a love story.”

If you were a fan of Nikki & Nora, you’ll be happy to hear there’s an Indiegogo campaign to get it made into a new web series. From the press release:

The N&N Files follows New Orleans locals Nikki Beaumont (Liz Vassey) and Nora Delany (Christina Cox) as they juggle the inner-workings of their personal lives with their roles as private investigators in America’s oldest party town. Season One “Music, Mayhem and Mothers” takes Nikki and Nora into the underbelly of the New Orleans’ music scene when they’re hired to work on a case that puts them in the spotlight and the headlights. In the meantime, at home, Nikki and Nora tackle renovating their house while navigating the rising tide of resurfacing family issues.

I wonder if that leaves them any time to go to Bourbon Street.

Activist/author Kate Bornstein has been diagnosed with cancer and needs your help. If you enjoy her work, you might be able to throw a few dollars her way.

LP is hard at work on her new album which she says will have a “Fleetwood Mac vibe.” To make sure that happens, Lindsey Buckingham himself is going to play guitar on some tracks.

A painting of The Real L Word‘s Amanda Leigh Dunn is going into the Smithsonian. It’s called “City Girl” by Vincent Giarrano.

Tonight on Showtime, Lily Tomlin, Sandra Bernhard, Judy Gold and Tig Notaro will be in this documentary that is not to be missed. Why We Laugh: Funny Women has these comics and others like Whoopi Goldberg talking about their careers. It’s going to be great.


i-D magazine profiled bisexual feminist singer Brooke Candy. I’m a fan!

All six seasons of The L Word are now available for streaming on Netflix. You’re welcome!

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Renae Holland on The Jeff Probst Show, *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids (TLC 4 p.m.), Pariah (Cinemax 4:45 p.m.), *Warehouse 13 marathon (Syfy 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Why We Laugh: Funny Women (Showtime 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC 9 p.m.), Glee (Fox 9 p.m.), *Rachel Maddow on Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO Signature 9 p.m.), Jessie J on Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 10 p.m.), Archer (FX 10 p.m.), Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (Food Network 10 p.m.), Worst Cooks in America (Food Network 11 p.m.), That Sex Show (Logo 11 p.m.), LIly Tomlin on Kathy (Bravo 11:30 p.m.), The Cast of Family Ties: Where Are They Now (TV Guide 12 a.m.), Brandi Carlile on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC 12:36 a.m.) and *House (USA 1:01 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun