Morning Brew – Katherine Heigl on “doing research” for her lesbian film, “Jenny’s Room”

Happy Friday!

On the USA series Sirens, one of the major female characters has a free pass from her boyfriend to sleep with Penelope Cruz. Good choice girl!

Is this music video from Russian group Serebro about lesbian love or a really close friendship between two women? Talk about blurred lines.

Bustle has 10 women writers all women should read, and it includes some wonderful queer ones.

From Jezebel: CDC Reports a Rare Case of HIV Transmitted Through Lesbian Sex. Be safe, ya’ll.

OK, it’s unconfirmed as of yet, but Lucy Spraggan is reportedly dating model Teddy Edwards. That would be adorable.

I went on Huff Post Live yesterday to talk about the DJ who asked Lorde if she was dating Taylor Swift.

Meanwhile Ellie Goulding doesn’t mind (cheek) kissing and posing with Lorde.

Also on HPL yesterday, bisexual women discussing going to the doctor, as its Bisexual Health Awareness Month.

Katherine Heigl was asked what kind of research she did for her upcoming lesbian role in Jenny’s Wedding and she had this to say:

“I did full on threesomes, and watched threesomes with women and a lot of women porn.[laughs] No research needed, it’s nothing to do with that, it’s everything to do with emotion and love and finding the right person in your life and I already know all that.”

Especially when that person is played by Alexis Bledel.


Even more questions are surfacing about the place of queer women in sororities. I really enjoyed this piece on more masculine-centered black women trying to find their way among the Greeks.

A great post from the sibling of a gay woman: Lessons I Learned from My Lesbian Sister.

Tilda Swinton thinks queers are more interesting than others. I have to agree.

Well, I think there’s something that gay people have. It is true that to pass through the transitions that gay people have to in order to come out to themselves, to their families when they’re quite young, it’s a grow-bag, isn’t it? And I think that very often, heterosexual people miss out on that. There’s a feeling of development and sometimes, heterosexual people have never had to go through that self-examination and just knowing themselves, and that sense of coming out, coming to your own defense, and being your own best advocate, and going, “No! I’m going to stand by myself and say this is who I am and you can all fuck off.” That is a wonderful transition to go through, and I suppose a lot of straight people miss out on that, and then maybe their relationship choices are potentially less examined. They could be lazier or less thoroughly thought-through.

The Cinema Society And Stefano Tonchi, Editor In Chief Of W Magazine, Host A Screening Of Sony Pictures Classics' "Only Lovers Left Alive" - Outside Arrivals

Cynthia Nixon is returning to Broadway in The Real Thing. She’s done the show before, in 1984!

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, *Roseanne “Ladies’ Choice” (We 10 a.m.), *Degrassi “Need You Now, Pt. 1 & 2” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), *Sell This House! “Cathedral City, California” (Bio 12 p.m.), *Saturday Night Live “Josh Brolin; Gotye” (VH1 12:40 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy “Give Peace a Chance”/”Invest in Love” (Lifetime 1 p.m./2 p.m.), Notes on a Scandal (HBO Zone 1:50 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Saturday Night Live “Ellen DeGeneres; No Doubt” (VH1 Classic 3 p.m.), *Girlfriends “And Baby Makes Four” (Centric 5:12 p.m.), *Finding Bigfoot (Animal Planet 5 p.m./6 p.m.), *Man Caves “Jenna Wolfe Cave” (DIY 5:30 p.m.), *Friday Night Lights “Little Girl I Wanna Marry You” (Pivot 6 p.m.), *Living Single “Woman to Woman” (TV One 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Black Sails “VII.” (Starz Edge 8 p.m., Starz 11:15 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *The Walking Dead “Alone” (AMC 10:30 p.m., 3 a.m.), *Friends “The One with the Truth About London” (Nick 11 p.m.), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Comedy Central 1 a.m.), *Lost Girl “Destiny’s Child” (Syfy 2 a.m.), *Portlandia marathon (IFC 4:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun