Morning Brew – Fact vs. fiction on “Orange is the New Black”

Good morning!

Piper Kerman, the memoirist behind Orange is the New Black, went on Fresh Air yesterday where she talked about the truth vs. fiction of the Netflix series. On having to share a cell with her ex-girlfriend, who put her in prison:

“Truth is much stranger than fiction when it comes to the criminal justice system. Actually being able to confront her brought me to the point of recognition that my situation was my own responsibility and my own fault. She offered me an ‘opportunity,’ but I chose to take it. She didn’t hold a gun to my head; she didn’t make me do anything. She asked me and I said yes. I think that if I had not been brought face-to-face with her I would never have gotten quite to the point of taking full responsibility for my actions.”

"Orange Is The New Black" New York Premiere

There’s also a lot of talk about lesbian wives in prison. (Prison guards would say, “Don’t be gay for the stay”; some women would try to “turn straight girls out” but Piper didn’t see that happen often.) If you want to know more about what’s real, read the book. (Duh.) Otherwise, watch this!

And while everyone is still talking about the show, TVGuide interviewed Laura Prepon and she answered if she thinks Piper and Alex should be together:

Oh, man. That’s a tough question. I don’t know. I mean, honestly, I’m a little biased because I love my character. Obviously you want Alex and Piper to be together and it to be amazing — but it’s not. Alex is a drug dealer, and Piper is a manipulative narcissist. It’s an interesting, tumultuous relationship. But I don’t know if they should be together, honestly, because what happens at the end of the season, when you see that Piper chooses Larry, it’s like, you know what? Good. Get away from me. Because Piper is just as toxic as Alex is.

Amber Heard talked about “a large black dildo” on Conan last night.

Then she talked about how she is a huge nerd and loves sci-fi.

Out filmmaker Cheryl Dunye is fundraising for her new film, Black is Blue. The premise: “A Black transman security guard struggles with his identity after meeting an ex-lover from his past.”

Another day, another Rihanna lesbian rumor.

South of Nowhere fans, Gabrielle Christian stars in a new web series called CTRL.ALT.DEL. and the first episode is up for your viewing pleasure.

Somer Bingham (The Real L Word) has a new video with her duo Clinical Trials. Somer told Bullett:

“‘Polly Got Away’ is something like an homage to the song ‘Polly’ by Nirvana, but it turns the perspective back around to the heroism of the victim. Cobain was able to make us empathize with Polly’s captor, and in such a hauntingly beautiful manner.  We wanted to spin that around, in our own electro-grungy, riot grrl, frenzied way, to re-imagine this empowered woman who frees herself.”

Out musician Rae Spoon has created a documentary called My Prairie Home, which is described as “Neither a concert film nor a conventional biographical doc. …  [a] bracingly personal and reflective as the songs of this acclaimed musician, who was born in Alberta and raised in a troubled and deeply religious home.””

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), *Rules of Engagement  (TBS 11 a.m.), *CSI: Miami  (A&E 11 a.m.), All My Children (OWN 1 p.m.) *Sex and the City  (E! 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *The Parkers (BET 2 p.m.), *Friends (TBS 3:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family 8 p.m.), *Hollywood Game Night (NBC 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Chopped  (Food Network 9 p.m.), Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (Cooking Channel 10 p.m.), An Apology to Elephants (HBO Family 10:30 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out  (MTV2 11 p.m.), *True Blood (HBO 12 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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