Morning Brew – Sexy scenes coming for Pipex on “OITNB”

Good morning and happy Friday! IndieWire has a great interview with queer filmmaker Ruthie Doyle. A quote:

It’s 20 years after B. Ruby Rich named “New Queer Cinema,” and I feel so privileged to work within this milieu. But at the Berlinale this year I was shocked by how many films (spoiler alert!) still ended with the LGBT character beat up, killed, etc. (And on a more personal note, a lack of women kissing!) [My film] La Vernia has a queer lead, but that’s just a fact of who she is, it’s not a point of conflict. Luckily I think it’s clear that’s the direction that we’re moving in with gay films.

Speaking of queer chicks in films, BuzzFeed has a lengthy review/interview feature on Life Partners. Natalie Cassidy originally left her role on Eastenders because she didn’t believe her character would fall for a woman. Now she admits she was being naive.Audrey Hepburn‘s “hidden feminism” is the focus of a piece over at The Week. My fave part:

Where Holly Golightly defied heterosexual convention (and even inspired noted feminist Gloria Steinem), the same year’s The Children’s Hour allowed Hepburn’s confrontational poise to venture into uncharted cinematic territory: a woman facing a lesbian scandal in a time when the word “lesbian” couldn’t even be uttered on-screen. For years, Hollywood had struggled to adapt Lillian Helman’s modern spin on the scandal that rocked Scotland in the 19th century — going so far as to make it a tale of heterosexual adultery to appease censors in the ’30s — until The Hays Code lightened up and Hollywood was finally allowed to directly reference the idea (if not the language) of homosexuality.

Laura Prepon knows what girls want. Here’s what she said about Season 2 sexy scenes with Taylor Schilling in Orange is the New Black:

We did some stuff in season 2 where I’m like, ‘Okay, girl, here we go.’ You’ve got to feel safe. Season 2 sets things up in a way that’s kind of crazy. So many things could happen in season 3.

2014 PaleyFest - "Orange Is The New Black" Sia has released a teaser for her new video.

Sally Kohn met Billie Jean King last night at Gloria Steinem‘s birthday party.

Did you catch k.d. lang on Portlandia last night?

Glamour has a story on Orphan Black hair and fashion, including how much Cosima’s wig weighs. Says the show’s hair guru Sandy Sokolowski:

Cosima’s wig is tiny. I use an old theater technique where we build a cage with wire and crepe hair and sew appliances to it. Although it looks substantial, less is more, and it’s about the movement of the hair. The piece would shock you, and that’s as far as I can go. At Orphan, we take a blood vow not to divulge too much information.

The Frisky has “A Brief History of Hillary Clinton Lesbian Rumors.” Ellen DeGeneres isn’t playing around when it comes to gay rights. She’s boycotting two of Los Angeles’s most iconic hotels unless their owner changes their homophobic policies. Season 2 of The Fosters has a poster. CnwYKa9 Naya Rivera may or may not have been dropped from her record label, which means she may or may not be having the worst week ever. EastSiders is raising money for its upcoming second season. Out actress Vera Miao will be joining the cast, and the Kickstarter campaign runs through May 19.

Linda Perry brought her brother on The Talk yesterday to cook some vegan business with her new wife Sara Gilbert.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 7 a.m.), *Faking It “Homecoming Out” (MTV 10:30 a.m.), *Degrassi “Tonight, Tonight, Pt. 2″/”Ray of Light, Pt. 1” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), *Will & Grace “Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard” (Logo 12 p.m., 9 p.m.), Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (HBO Comedy 12:10 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Your Sister’s Sister (Showtime2 4:35 p.m.), *Friday Night Lights “Keeping Up Appearances” (Pivot 5 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Friday Night Lights “East of Dillon” (ESPN Classic 7 p.m.), *Modern Family “Schooled” (USA 8 p.m.), *Friday Night Lights “The Giving Tree” (Pivot 8:45 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Raising McCain “Bullying” (Pivot 10 p.m.), Hannibal “Naka-Choko” (NBC 10:01 p.m.), House Hunters International “Family Time in Roatan, Honduras” (HGTV 10:30 p.m), The Roommate (VH1 12 a.m.), *Warehouse 13 “A Faire to Remember” (Syfy 1 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!) *Denotes rerun