Morning Brew – Jennifer Tilly remembers her “Bound” sex scene

Good morning! I hope you had a fantastic long weekend. It’s December, my favorite month! (EDIT: Then my internet went out and the site wasn’t letting us put up photos for several hours, so basically my favorite month is sabotaging me.) ANYWAY.

Ellen and Portia celebrate 10 years together today. They are Bustle’s favorite celebrity couple. (OURS TOO.) Here they are in 2004. (Is that fake fur, Portia?)

VH1 Big in '04 - Backstage and Audience

Gillian Jacobs spoke highly of working on Life Partners with writer Joni Lefkowitz and director Susanna Fogel:

“It was refreshing, the experience of working on a film written and directed by women, produced by women and starring two women. I don’t know how many times I’ll get to have that experience.”

Speaking of the film, Greer Grammer has a small role as one of Leighton Meester‘s girlfriends, and told Nylon about her experience:

“Mia, my character…she smokes pot, she’s cool, she’s a lesbian, and it was just a totally different role. I was really nervous about how I was going to play it, but it was also awesome.”

Premiere Of Magnolia Pictures' "Life Partners" - Red Carpet

Vulture talked with Jennifer Tilly about her super sexy sex scene with Gina Gershon in Bound. She goes into great detail about her feelings having a male producer and what the ratings board said after they saw the film. An excerpt:

I think Susie Bright was consulting with the Wachowskis, and they were asking her what it was like in the lesbian world. The way the sex scene was done had a lot to do with Susie. All of us on the movie were concerned with authenticity. So when Gina goes into the lesbian bar, it’s not a bunch of soap-opera actresses. It’s not a bunch of pretty actresses in hot dresses. It’s a real lesbian bar, with real people. Even the smallest part, everybody in that was a real person who really hung out in the bar. It wasn’t a male fantasy of what a lesbian looks like. That was Susie’s contribution, too. For the sex scene, she said, “Women have a sex organ. It’s called a hand!” So she was instrumental in how Gina and I were scissoring each other and how I was giving Gina a hand job. The way it was set up was Susie’s input. And because of that, the lesbian community embraced the film, because it had a real veracity to it. There was a real attention to detail in this film that added a deepness to it. It’s not two actresses trying to kiss each other in a pretty way — even if I did ask her to prop up my breast! 


Former Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson has a lesbian sex tape she made with a friend. That’s what we all do with our friends, isn’t it?

Out technology expert Kara Swisher participated in Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit to discuss how the internet has changed news media. Kara also penned a profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for the magazine.

Lost Girl star Rachel Skarsten recently posed for Da Man magazine.

Mel B says she had a four year relationship with a woman whose children now attends the same school as her daughter. (That’s always how it works! Just ask Sarah and Tammy on Transparent.)

Refinery29 has some lovely lady-on-lady images to accompany a new piece on the Science of Relationships.

The Season 2 trailer for Salem is creepy and awesome.

Diablo Cody did Marry, Fuck or Kill with her own characters: Juno, Jennifer from Jennifer’s Body and Mavis from Young Adult. She chose correctly.

Charice performed Beyonce‘s “Pretty Hurts” at the Miss Earth finals in Manila this week.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), My Summer of Love (HBO Signature 9:10 a.m.), The View (ABC), Kicking & Screaming (HBO 11 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.), *Cat Cora on Top Chef: Texas “Block Party” (Esquire 2 p.m.), Friends “The One With the Lesbian Wedding” (TBS 4:30 p.m.), *Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Live (Palladia 5 p.m.), *Will & Grace “East Side Story” (Logo 6 p.m.), *Gotham “Pilot” (Fox 8 p.m.), *White Collar “Deadline” (Universal HD 8 p.m., 11 p.m.), The Normal Heart (HBO 8 p.m.), *Mike & Molly “Who’s Afraid of J.C. Small?” (CBS 8:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Degrassi “There’s Your Trouble” (TeenNick 10:30 p.m.), *K. Michelle: My Life “Man Oh Man” (VH1 11 p.m.), *Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Texas-Sized Operation” (Food Network 4 a.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.), *Buffy “Tough Love” (FX 7 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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