Morning Brew – Jane Lynch gets a new show

Good morning!

Jane Lynch has scored her own new show. The out actress has been cast in a CBS pilot called Angel From Hell. From Deadline:

 The project, whose format is still TBD, centers on an unlikely pair. When the larger-than-life, brassy and flamboyant Amy (Lynch) enters Allison’s life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship, and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts.  

An Evening With Norman Lear In Conversation With Jane Lynch

I love when Jane plays a little cray!

Hannah Hart and Felicia Day are part of a video, #DearMe, where they share messages with their younger selves.

Cherry Jones hearts Helen Mirren.

The Genderton Project is a new web series where every male part will be played by a woman, and every female part will be played by a man. The premise is three interwoven stories:

In 1963, a disaffected housewife considers suicide but instead ends up having a lesbian sexual awakening. In 1996, a young boy is given the gift of a hooker for his bar mitzvah by his own father. Finally, in 2015, that same boy is now a gay man heading for a gay wedding weekend in Palm Springs.

Support the project on IndieGoGo if it sounds like your kind of thing!

The 27th Annual Lambda Literary Award nominees have been announced and so many great books from lesbian/bi authors are up for honors, including Sarah WatersThe Paying Guest, Kelly Cogswell’s Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger and Pregnant Butch from A.K. Summers.

Ellen has a few reasons you will really love One Big Happy.

Women’s National Republican Club board member Irene Marmott does not want lesbians to join the group. In other news, Lesbian Republicans exist.

Patricia Arquette has gracefully clarified her comments about LGBT people and people of color needing to help women.

“Everyone should help women. Everyone has a vested interest. Every single lesbian and transgender woman is a woman. Every single woman in the African American community is getting impacted. Every single woman in the Latino community is being impacted. This is having devastating economic consequences across the board […] If people can throw their weight behind women I think it would really help each of these bases.”



A group of gay women were attacked at a recent party in Ghana. A reporter writing on the story notes, “…the youth of Teshie who attacked the ladies have vowed to continue with the attacks until homosexuality is completely eliminated from the area.” Sounds like these youth are bored and hateful. Can we find them something more productive to do?

Aderonke Apata is being asked to prove her lesbianism in order to be granted asylum in the UK. The Nigerian mother and activist “submitted footage and photographic evidence of her sex life to prove that she is homosexual.”

A woman in London named Polly Chowdhury  killed her eight year old daughter because her female lover told her to. They were both found guilty of manslaughter.

Even saying “lesbian” is censored from some Bollywood films. Or at least, it is in Ayushmanna Khurranna‘s Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

Kate McKinnon appears with this week’s SNL‘s host Chris Hemsworth in some fun promos.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Girl Code marathon (MTV 9 a.m.), *Buffy “The Witch” (Pivot 10 a.m.), Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning (HBO Comedy 10:10 a.m.), Being John Malkovich (Showtime Beyond 12:30 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The East (HBO2 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Women’s Soccer – Algarve Cup – U.S. vs. Norway (Fox Sports 1 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), The L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime 3 p.m.), Chloe (Starz Cinema 3:10 p.m.), *Friends “The One with Phoebe’s Rats” (TBS 4 p.m.), *Law & Order: SVU “Lessons Learned” (USA 5 p.m.), *Black Sails “XIV.” (Starz 6:20 p.m., 9 p.m., 12:40 a.m.), Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO2 7 p.m.), *Shameless “Tell Me You Fucking Need Me” (Showtime 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The 100 “Blood Must Have Blood, Part One” (CW 9 p.m), Bully (Pivot 9 p.m.), Empire “Unto the Breach” (Fox 9:01 p.m.), *Episodes “Episode 407” (Showtime 10 p.m), Iris (Starz Cinema 10 p.m.), Four Rooms (Flix 11:10 p.m.), V for Vendetta (AMAX 11:15 p.m.), *The Returned “Julie”/”Victor” (Sundance 12 a.m./1:15 a.m.), *Rules of Engagement “Audrey’s Shower” (WGN America 12:30 a.m.), Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.) – Kate Pierson, Pariah (HBO Signature 1:45 a.m.), *The Bridge marathon (FX 2:18 a.m.), *Archer “Honeypot”/”Skorpio” (FXX 2 a.m./2:30 a.m.), She Hate Me (Starz Cinema 3:45 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)
*Denotes rerun