Morning Brew – “OITNB” star Jackie Cruz goes gay in “13 Steps”

Good morning!

Jackie Cruz plays Flaca on Orange is the New Black, but she’s also playing a lesbian character in the upcoming film 13 Steps from director Ivan Godoy. Jackie said of the film:

It’s a bilingual movie, about the cartel. It was so intense because there are certain things you cant say about them or they will hunt you down and murder you. So the script have to be made very carefully. The film’s about Mexican siblings who seek refuge in British Colombia. It was such an intense role to play. In the film I play one of the main characters who is a lesbian, opposite Raul Trujillo from Apocalypto. He is a great actor and I was so lucky to work with him. He’s taught me so much.

Elie Tahari - Presentation - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

The film, 13 Steps, comes out this June.

Charice sings the theme song, “Right Where I Belong,” for The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale. It’s a children’s movie, so basically we’re turning your kids gay through song.

Pinoy Relief Benefit Concert

Out musician Soko talked with ABC about her participation in the “First Kiss” viral video.

“It felt like the longest kiss of my life, but I wanted to just kiss more. It was so pure. Afterwards we went to get breakfast and then we ended up just hanging out the next four days. We didn’t really take anything further romantically but we made a real connection and I feel like that’s one of the most beautiful things people can take away from this video.”

"The Truth About Emanuel" - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Sounds like the plot to a lesbian film.

If you’re in the Louisville area, check out The Breakup Notebook, playing this weekend at the Henry Clay Theatre.

Need some new ideas of lesbian films to watch? BFI has a great list. I can guarantee there’s at least one you haven’t seen.

Out lesbian Heather Mizeur is running for Governor in Maryland. Good morning Baltimore!

BALTIMORE, MD, JULY 22,  2013: Heather Mizeur places her hand o

Cyndi Lauper likes to have fun, but she also isn’t taking your shit. (Well yours, maybe, but not from some asshole you know.)

TVLine has a sneak peek at this week’s Grey’s Anatomy, where things do not go well for Arizona.

K-Pop star CL has a line in a new Skrillex track that goes like this: “You ain’t know? I’m your girl’s lesbian crush.” Just in case you want to know who your girlfriend is crushing on. (JK, she probably would have no idea who she is.)

Meanwhile, Angel Haze is going hard on “A Tribe Called Red.”

Sia was not pleased when Sarah Palin used her song “Titanium” while on stage at a recent event.

Did you know that American Idol contestant MK Nobilette has “five mommies”? I bet they are five of her biggest fans.

TV Guide thinks the judges are failing MK, though. She’s been in the bottom three two weeks in a row, but has escaped elimination thus far. Watch tonight and vote for her if you think she should stick around!

FOX's "American Idol" Season 13 - Top 12 To 11 Live Elimination Show

Amazon has picked up Transparent for a full season, so we’ll have more episodes of that amazing show soon.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Still Standing “Still Fast” (ABC Family 9 a.m.), *Degrassi “Not Ready to Make Nice. Pt. 1 & 2” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy “I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching’ Me”/”Tainted Obligation” (Lifetime 1 p.m./2 p.m.), Iris (Starz Cinema 1:10 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Girl Code marathon (MTV 2:13 p.m.), *Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Lahlou” (Cooking Channel 3 p.m.), Notes on a Scandal (HBO Zone 4:30 p.m.), *Finding Bigfoot (Animal Planet 5 p.m./6 p.m.), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (FX 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), American Idol “11 Finalists Perform” (Fox 8 p.m.), Arrow “Heir to the Demon” (CW 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Black Sails “VII.” (Starz 9 p.m., 11:45 p.m.), Real World: Ex-plosion “Indecent Ex-posure” (MTV 10 p.m.), Laurel Canyon (Starz Cinema 1:10 a.m.), *The New Adventures of Old Christine “Unidentified Funk” (Nick Jr. 1:30 a.m.), Carrie Brownstein on Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC 1:37 a.m.), Election (HBO 2:55 a.m.), The Four-Faced Liar (Logo 4 a.m.), Imagine Me & You (HBO 4:40 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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