Morning Brew – Thurs. May 23: “Carol” gets a director, “Blue is the Warmest Color” gets picked up by Sundance

Good morning!

I’m super excited that Carol has found a director and it’s Todd Haynes, who did Far From Heaven and Mildred Pierce. Out lesbian Christine Vachon, who has made many of my favorite films, will co-produce. Now the adaptation of The Price of Salt can finally get rolling!

Buzzfeed compiled The 10 Queerest Disney Movies and Mulan comes in at number one. I always thought she was hot in drag.

Over at Flavorwire, Michelle Tea named her five favorite books about teen girls in trouble. I have some reading to do!

Holly Miranda lends her voice to this new MMoths song, but she’s not in the creepy video.

Patty Schemel is #82 on Spin‘s 100 Greatest Alternative Drummers. I’d have her much higher on my list.

Mount Moriah recorded a set for NPR’s World Cafe.

Great news from Cannes! Blue is the Warmest Color has been acquired by Sundance Selects for distribution. Variety gave the film a rave review, saying it has “the most explosively graphic lesbian sex scenes in recent memory.” Are you interested yet?

Want some riot grrrl reads? The New Yorker profiled Kathleen Hanna and Paper magazine has an excerpt from her Le Tigre bandmate Joanna Fateman‘s essay from the forthcoming Riot Grrrl Collection.

And if you’re into some modern ideas on the movement, check out this riot grrrl opera, At the Other Side of the Earth.

The Siren Mountain Jam is going down at the end of June in Boone, North Carolina and the line-up is pretty fierce. Performers include Meshell Ndegeocello, Toshi Reagon and Joan Osborne.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), Jillian Michaels on The View, *Will & Grace (Lifetime 11 a.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy (Lifetime 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress (TLC 3 p.m.), *Friends (TBS 4:30 p.m.), *Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo 5 p.m.), Women in Film (IndiePlex 5:50 p.m.), Warehouse 13 (Syfy 6 p.m.), Orlando (Sundance 6 p.m.), *Felt (Logo 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo 10:01 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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