Morning Brew – Janelle Monae is sick of people asking about her sexuality

Good morning!

TV writer/playwright Maureen Chadwick talked with The Guardian about her new play that’s based on a legendary London lesbian bar called The Gateways. The play is called The Speed Twins and plays at Riverside Studios. If you liked her work on Bad Girls, you might want to go check it out. In fact, she spoke about the show in the interview:

“Our strategy for getting away with having a lesbian romance at the core of a primetime series was to emphasise the abnormality of Nikki and Helen’s situation – stuck on opposite sides of the prison bars – rather than their sexuality. That way, we involve audiences in a compelling love story that circumvented conventional prejudices by the force of its narrative momentum.”


The Internet (out musician Syd tha Kyd‘s project) has a new trailer for their upcoming album.

Tegan and Sara were featured on P. Diddy’s new music channel REVOLT while they were backstage at Bumbershoot a few weeks ago.

Speaking of T&S, they are working with Wildfang on a new campaign.

In a recent interview with Pitchfork, Janelle Monae mentioned having broken up with a boyfriend not long ago.  However, The Guardian notes there are a few things gay girls might be happy to find on her new album, The Electric Lady:

Nevertheless, Monáe’s burgeoning lesbian fanbase might be intrigued to note that there seems to be a distinct gay subtext to proceedings, from the voice on Our Favourite Fugitive that angrily cries “robot love is queer” to the climax of Givin Em What They Love: “She followed me back to the lobby, she was looking at me for some undercover love.” Some of the imagery is admittedly pretty oblique, – Dance Apocalyptic’s visit to “the girls room”, where “kissing friends” rapidly turns into “exploding in a bathroom stall” could just as easily be about the onset of norovirus as an eruption of Sapphic lust – but it’s not too outlandish to read the album as depicting a relationship between two women, or a female android and a woman called Mary: “Is it weird to like the way she wears her tights?” ponders Q.U.E.E.N. “Am I freak because I love watching Mary?”

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Janelle must get a lot of tweets about her sexuality because she decided to answer the way she usually does, vaguely:

So there you have it. has a list of 5 Hottest PG Girl-On-Girl Kisses. I’d move the GIRLS kiss into the PG-13 category.

All Cheerleaders Die premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this week and Variety’s review notes some gay shit:

Viewing all this with dismay is goth girl Leena (Sianoa Smit-McPhee), who until now apparently enjoyed intimacies with Maddy not strictly emotional in nature. She’s lurking around, spying on her ex’s Sapphic seduction of Tracy at a party in the woods, when a violent girls-vs.-boys argument results in a deadly car accident.

A goth lesbian? I’m in!

While we’re talking TIFF, out director Sarah Spillane was there to promote her film Around the Block, aka the one where Christina Ricci hooks up with Ruby Rose. I like her looks.

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It looks like Demi Lovato is pretty psyched to play a lesbian on Glee. She told MTV News:

I get to play a lesbian on the show and that’s something that I feel like hasn’t really been brought to primetime with, you know, as a young actress. And I think it represents where our society is today.

Society = hot young lesbians. I’m good with that.

Charice and fellow out Philippine singer AIZA are going to be performing together on September 28. The video promos illustrates how fucking awesome it’s going to be.

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How cute are they?

Emma Watson has joined the cast of out director Francesca Gregorini‘s Your Voice in My Head. Yay!

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowEllen marathon (FX 9 a.m.), All My Children (OWN 1 p.m.), Election (5 MAX 1:50 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Your Sister’s Sister (TMC 5 p.m.), Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Last Tango in Halifax (PBS), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Mistresses (ABC 9 p.m.), *Ray Donovan (Showtime 9 p.m., 11 p.m.), Under the Dome  (CBS 10 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out marathon (MTV2 10 p.m.), *Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Guarnaschelli” (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.), Billie Jean King on Colbert Report (Comedy Central 11:31 p.m.), Goldfrapp on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC 12:37 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)