Lez Dish It Out: 08.10.20

Lesbian News Update August 2020

Can’t keep up with all the news? Tired of endlessly scrolling social media just to find something you care about? Have you lost your sense of time? Luckily for you, we picked up all the  news that slipped though the cracks for your reading pleasure. While we can’t replace your lost sense of time, we can give you a lesbian news update. 

St. Vincent to Release Musical Narrative on Audible

Recently, Audible struck a deal with the singer to help further expand their Words and Music initiative. Artists will create original audio productions that combine storytelling and music that’s exclusive to Audible users. We’re not entirely sure what that means, but the idea is certainly intriguing. And St. Vincent will be the first to showcase her vision. St. Vincent: Words and Music will give “listeners an intimate, personal meditation on an artist’s discovery of her authentic self.” The singer/songwriter also says that, “music transcends the chaos.  It’s always been there for me when I’ve needed it—whether in times of fear, heartbreak, anger, joy. So I’m thrilled to be working with Audible to share my story and my music, especially at a time when music is such a crucial part of coping and getting through these unprecedented days.” Smokey Robinson and Alanis Morissette will also release collections.

Asking for It Film Streaming on Fuse

Asking for a new movie to watch? This dark comedy might be it. Aspiring journalist, Jenny, spends her days writing celebrity tabloid stories. It was pretty boring, until an internet stalker develops an obsession with her work. Haven’t we all had that fear? But when she goes to the police for help, she finds that this is the one story of hers that no one wants to listen to. Not to fear, the lesbian is here! Jenny’s hacker roommate Lisa, steps in and dishes out her own brand of justice. In addition to helping her become a vigilante, Lisa shows Jenny how to be assertive and even encourages her to follow her dreams. The film stars Stephanie Hsu as Jenny and Irene Morales as Lisa. You can catch this movie on Fuse on 8/26 at 2 pm. 

New Music Releases

You might know her as Heather Gordy, former member of The Murmurs where she used to jam out with The L Word’s Leisha Hailey. After dealing with divorce, a new marriage, having twins, and recovering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia she found time to make and release new music. The song, “Right Here Right Now,” is based on her recent challenges and newfound gratitude. She hopes it brings a little hope and inspiration while we’re living through a plague. Listen to the song here:

Lesbian singer A’Biggs also released new music. You can listen to the song, “Tied Up,” below or stream it on your preferred music app.

High Fidelity Cancelled

Zoe Kravitz in High Fidelity

Hulu’s TV remake of the movie of the same name was cancelled. The show starred Zoe Kravitz as a bisexual owner of a Brooklyn record shop. Fun fact no one asked for, Kravitz’s mother, Lisa Bonet, starred in the original film as the main character’s ex-girlfriend. Many fans are upset about the show’s cancellation, including Kravitz herself who mentioned that “there’s a lot of places we could go and I would love to go there.” It’s always a shame when a show gets cancelled before its time. High Fidelity was featured on our shows to stream list, and if you’re still on the fence about watching it read what we had to say about it here.

Sportsbians

Two-time World Cup winner Ali Krieger joined the Orland City SC broadcast team. The Orlando Pride defender will provide analysis and sideline reporting for the rest of Orlando City’s season. Looks like Kriegs is trying out a new job once she’s retired from playing. Needless to say, her wife, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, is extremely proud. 

Meanwhile, Megan Rapinoe spent her off-season starting a new talk show on HBO.

The show premiered on August first and featured an interview with Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. Aside from this, you can probably catch Pinoe on the sidelines of a Seattle Storm game as she cheers on girlfriend Sue Bird. Speaking of which, you can catch a documentary following Bird’s career this Sunday on ESPN.

https://twitter.com/S10Bird/status/1291440142956335104?s=20

And don’t forget to keep up with the WNBA, which started its shortened season late last month. While we are missing Elena Delle Donne, there are still a bunch of other basketball lesbians to  watch.