Morning Brew – Kerry Washington doesn’t mind lesbian rumors

Oh hello! Happy Halloween!

If you watched American Horror Story: Coven last night, you might have enjoyed the scene where Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange sat at a New Orleans bar, drank liquor and asked each other to get honest. (I did!) Ryan Murphy said that is exactly how they hang in real life.

I have had many a night with Ms. Paulson and Ms. Lange and they’re always cracking each other up. The last take when Sarah turns to the bartender and says, “Keep ‘em coming, Mr. Man,” Jessica, off camera, made this hilarious face and it made Sarah burst out laughing and that’s the take I used. They’ve been friends for a long time. They like having scenes together.

There’s a really great chemistry and familiarity [with the cast] even though they’re all playing different characters, which for me is a very rewarding thing to see. That’s what I always wanted to do with the show, was create this troop of actors that has a great family bond.


Who wouldn’t want to take shots with Sarah and Jessica?

Ellen is releasing a compilation of her favorite dance jams because of course she is.

Martina Navratilova cares about your boobs.

Miley Cyrus carved a lesbian sex scene, among other things, into a pumpkin. I need to know where she got that stencil.

A few lesbian-themed films made this list of Great Films about Female Sexuality from Female Filmmakers.

Kerry Washington spoke to The Advocate about hearing lesbian rumors about herself.

It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life. I understand their frustration. I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore, hugging on red carpets, and say, “See?” Are we so uncomfortable with love between two people of the same gender that we immediately label it as sexual? But I’ve never been bothered by the lesbian rumor. There’s nothing offensive about it, so there’s no reason to be offended.

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I’ve had the great pleasure of interviewing Kerry before and she is a huge fan of lesbians and portraying them accurately on screen, like in She Hate Me. Flawless human being!

Teen Mom drama! Taylor Lewis has a girlfriend now, but Jenelle Evans says she’s just pretending to be a lesbian so the couple can “lure guys in and rob them.” She’s onto us!

Little Mix‘s Perrie Edwards has a girl crush on reality show star Ferne McCann.

Icelandic reader Ulrika sent us this great tip! Jónína Leósdóttir, the wife of Iceland’s former Prime Minister, has written a book about their life together, called Við Jóhanna, or Jóhanna and I. Juicy!

Tonight on the Sundance Channel, tune in to watch the premiere of The Returned, a French series about zombies that actually has some lesbians (Julie and Laure). I’m so psyched.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Buffy (FX 7 a.m., 8 a.m.), *Law & Order: SVU “Shadow” (USA 12 p.m.), Your Sister’s Sister (TMC 12:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Laurel Canyon (Sundance 4:30 p.m.), Food Court Wars “Casual Joe’s vs. the Wrap Trap” (Food Network 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *The Soul Man “Bride and Prejudice” (BET 8 p.m.), Chasing Amy (Pivot 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy “Thriller” (ABC 9 p.m.), White Collar “One Last Stakeout” (USA 9 p.m.), Degrassi “Who Do You Think You Are?” (TeenNick 9 p.m.), The Returned “Camille” (Sundance 9 p.m.),* Glee “The Quarterback” (Fox 9 p.m.), The Vampire Lovers (MGM 10:40 p.m.), Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FXX 11 p.m.), Chelsea Lately (E! 11 p.m.), Notes on a Scandal (HBO Signature 12:40 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun