Morning Brew – Melissa Joan Hart writes about her lesbian experience

Good morning!

Congrats to Emily Schromm and her partner Paula for taking home the women’s win on last night’s The Challenge: Rivals II!


Just a friendly reminder in case you need it: Grey’s Anatomy, Glee and Two and a Half Men all have season premieres tonight and we’ll be recapping all of them.

A UK show called This Morning featured the story of a woman who said “a lesbian affair saved her marriage.”

Melissa Joan Hart writes about her scandalous partying ways of the past in her new memoir, including a lesbian tryst in a limo on her way home from doing ecstasy at the Playboy mansion. (I feel like Jenny McCarthy’s experience was the same.) If you want to know more about MJH’s wild ’90s, Melissa Explains it All comes out in October.

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Out lesbian rower Sarah Outen became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska. She just finished this week in 150 days and 3,750 miles. She said of the epic trip:

“I have had some of the most intense and memorable months of my life out on the Pacific. It has been brilliant and brutal at the same time. And it has been a privilege.”

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That’s a long time to be at sea!

When director Brune Baretto was first approached about his new film Reaching for the Moon, he turned it down because:

“It seemed too confined — a gay love story. Too much of a niche story. My producer brought it to me, and I wasn’t interested at all in reading it. Maybe it wasn’t pitched well to me.”

Eventually he decided it had enough “edge,” he says, as it’s about famous poet Elizabeth Bishop. I can’t wait to see this film when it is at the Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival next month.

I enjoyed this interview W magazine did with Lea Seydoux. She talks about the unconventional ways of Blue is the Warmest Color director Abdellatif Kechiche. She also has a hilarious way of saying “pussy.”

Hell, have you frozen over? George H.W. Bush attended a lesbian wedding in Maine last weekend. Not only that, but his friends, Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, asked him to sign the marriage license as an official witness.

Concussion star Robin Weigart has joined the cast of Chicago PD, the Chicago Fire spin-off.

Mistresses has been renewed for a second season. But will you keep watching now that Joss is likely no longer dating women?

A new app called Wing Ma’am wants to be on your phone. It’s all about meeting women, as dates or as friends.

The web series Dyke Central is raising money for a new season.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Ellen marathon (FX 9 a.m.), *Mad About You  (FXX 9 a.m.), *Tabatha Coffey on 2013 Emmy Awards Fashion Wrap (TV Guide 10:30 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), D.E.B.S. (Encore Suspense 3:05 p.m.), Election (Cinemax 3:45 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Tanner Hall (TMC 8:15 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Glee (Fox 9 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy  (ABC 9 p.m.), Two and a Half Men (CBS 9:31 p.m.), Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (Food Network 10 p.m.), Black Ink Crew  (VH1 10 p.m.), Black Swan (Sundance 10 p.m.), *Jersey Strong (Pivot 10:30 p.m.), Cat Cora on Chelsea Lately (E! 11 p.m.), *Web Therapy (Showtime 11:30 p.m.), *Real Housewives of New Jersey  (Bravo 11:30 p.m.), *The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Starz 11:40 p.m.), Goldfrapp on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC 12:36 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)