Morning Brew – “Into the Forest” will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

Good morning!

A lesbian couple in Tennessee allegedly faked a hate crime against themselves for the insurance payout. Related: A similar situation happened in Chicago at the Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge that used to host a lot of women’s nights.

I love this Kristen Stewart/Jesse Eisenberg interview for Funny or Die.

Out director Patricia Rozema‘s new film Into the Forest, starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, will premiere at at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Here’s the synopsis:

In the not too distant future, two privileged young women who live in a remote ancient forest with their family, discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only be rumour, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness, and starvation. Over the course of the story, they are transformed from helpless though refined young women to powerful but completely primitive creatures.


Queer band Worriers debuted their new music video for “Most Space” on Rookie.

Another day, another TV show killing off one of their lesbian characters. This time, it’s Emmerdale. Cause of death: Helicopter crash.

Tricycle profiles the “black, bisexual and Buddhist” Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Unicorn Booty writes about Claude Cahun and a new exhibit of her work in New Jersey.

A new campaign called Where Love is Illegal hopes to illuminate the issues of LGBT people who live where it is illegal to be queer.

Jennifer Beals talked about The L Word with The AV Club this week. A quote:

That series was really very, very important for me as an actor and as a human being in the world, because it introduced me to this whole new world of badass people who were unapologetic as to who they were and who they loved. I made some really lovely friends on the show, like Ilene Chaiken, who was just fantastic. She would encourage me to speak at these different LGBT events as to my experience of playing the character, and as a result, I was able to meet so many incredible activists who really kind of modeled for me how activism at its root is truly about speaking truth to power and getting as many people to speak that truth until power can no longer ignore what is righteous. That was hugely important for me to witness, because it engaged me in a very different way with social-justice issues, and it created this bridge eventually in my life to environmental-health issues, which is, in fact, a social-justice issue.

A true modern family has five people raising one baby, and they say the LGBT community has been some of their harshest critics.

In this clip from the next episode of I Am Jazz, Jazz tells her friends she’s still figuring out her sexuality.

Lindsey Byrnes shot Kate Moennig on the set of Ray Donovan. This is the one where she was texting you, girl.


The Internet‘s Syd tha Kyd is on the cover of Vibe Vixen.


The Frisky wonders why lesbians are “always” friends with their exes.

Singer Samantha Fox‘s partner, Myrna, has died after losing her battle with cancer. Our hearts go out to Samantha and the two women’s families.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) Ellen “Two Ring Circus”/”A Penney Saved…” (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.) (rerun) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Steven Universe (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.) Ellen “Makin’ Whoopie”/”Ellen Unplugged” (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Project Runway “Fashion Week: Who’s In & Who’s Out” (Lifetime 5 p.m.) – Shay Mitchell is the guest judge (rerun) Tammy (HBO Comedy 6:15 p.m.) Food Fighters “Fear My Skills, and My Heels” (NBC 8 p.m.) – With Michele Ragussis Bessie (HBO Signature 8 p.m.) Maron “The Request” (IFC 8:30 p.m.) (rerun) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Complications “Deterioration” (USA 9 p.m.) Masters of Sex “Undue Influence” (Showtime2 9 p.m.) Big Brother (CBS 9:01 p.m.) Rookie Blue “Best Man” (ABC 10 p.m.) E.d. on Air by Ellen DeGeneres (QVC 10 p.m.) Under the Dome “Breaking Point” (CBS 10 p.m.) Ray Donovan “Breakfast of Champions” (Showtime2 10 p.m.) Big Brother: After Dark (Pop 1 a.m.) Defiance “Ostinato in White” (Syfy 4 a.m.) (rerun) Queer As Folk (UK) (Logo 4:30 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “Once More, With Feeling” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy (ABC Family 7 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)