Morning Brew – Erika Linder romances an older woman in Of Monsters and Men’s “Empire”

Good morning!

Not surprisingly, Donald Trump was a total douche during the debate last night and insulted Rosie O’Donnell/all women by saying he “only” called Rosie a fat slob. There was a rousing applause that makes me sick. Rosie’s response: “try explaining that 2 ur kids.”

This Of Monsters and Men video starring Erika Linder in love with an older woman (Ingmari Lamy) is going to make your day. Erika is wearing a suit from Sharpe Suiting and the director of  the video (for the song “Empire”) is Tabitha Denholm.

Anna Margarita Albelo shares her hilarious sex scene from Vagina is the Warmest Color. Moderately SFW, as the vagina is a costume.

Jenna Wolfe gives some #RealMomTalk on The Meredith Viera Show.

Zoie Palmer is doing a Reddit AMA next Tuesday, August 11. 

Today in infuriating reads: Why I Am Glad My Family Quietly Suspected I Was a Lesbian.

The Daily Beast writes about Margie Winters, the lesbian teacher taking on the Catholic school that fired her.

Eugene, Oregon, Beth Pinkerton is a local lesbian stand-up coming performing in your area.

Last year, only four out of 24 women working directors in mainstream Hollywood were queer. Again, only four lesbian speaking roles in mainstream films in 2014, and five bisexual.

Yahoo! Parenting writes about this adorable two-mom family in Provincetown.

Natasha Lyonne wants you to watch Addicted to Fresno, so she recorded this message for you.

Vanessa Carlton has a new video for her song “Blue Moon.”

About Ray finally has a trailer and it looks pretty awesome. All three actresses are killing it.

Broadly delves into the world of being a lesbian juggalo.

Elliot Sailors talks about subverting gender in i-D. They also ask her about not being queer, which, isn’t true:

“I’ve never said I’m a non-queer individual. In fact, I’ve made a point of never really identifying myself in any way. Others have chosen labels for me, but other than androgynous, I haven’t said anything about how I see myself. Well no, I have said that I do identify as female. But the way in which I experience myself as female is probably considered pretty queer by a lot of people and I’m okay with that. My personal identifiers, or lack thereof, do not matter and that’s exactly my point. I just want people, all people, to have the experience of being completely free to be who they know themselves to be. That is the world that I am interested in living in and creating.”


The New York Times writes about the incredible ongoing work of The Guerilla Girls.

Medium profiles Megan Smith, the HBIC of technology at the White House.

Slate covers the burgeoning world of maternity wear for butch mothers.

Diablo Cody is so psyched on working with Tig Notaro on her new show.

I cannot believe how long that situation was kept under wraps, because we wrote that script last summer and it starts shooting in a couple weeks. I was originally contacted by Tig and Louis, much to my surprise, because I really do not see myself as part of that circle of coolness that they belong to. I was like, “Really, you guys want to work with me? Okay.” As a writer, it’s kind of a freebie to write for Tig because she has such a specific voice. It’s like, “You’re the greatest character ever and I didn’t even have to create you.”

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) – Guest: Lea DeLaria Ellen “Too Hip for the Room”/”Two Mammograms and a Wedding” (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.) (rerun) V for Vendetta (AMAX 11:45 a.m.) America’s Next Top Model – Cycle 15 marathon (Oxygen 12 p.m.) Buffy “Grave”/”Lessons” (Pivot 1 p.m./2 p.m.) (rerun) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Four Weddings “…And Halted Vows” (TLC 2 p.m.) (rerun) Steven Universe (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.) Ellen “Ellen’s Deaf Comedy Jam”/”Hello, Dalai” (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Will & Grace “East Side Story” (Logo 4:16 p.m., 12:10 a.m.) (rerun) I Found the Gown “Label Lust & Mama Drama” (TLC 6 p.m.) (rerun) Law & Order SVU “Lunacy” (USA 6 p.m.) (rerun) This Is Where I Leave You (HBO Comedy 6:15 p.m.) The Drew Carey Show “Two Girls For Every Boy” (Laff 7 p.m.) (rerun) Defiance “When Twilight Dims the Sky Above” (Syfy 8 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Ray Donovan “Breakfast of Champions” (Showtime2 9 p.m., Showtime 12:30 a.m.) Masters of Sex “Undue Influence” (Showtime2 10 p.m., Showtime 1:30 a.m.) Parenthood “The Pontiac” (Nick Jr. 10 p.m.) (rerun) Law & Order “Panic” (Sundance 10 p.m.) (rerun) Clipped “The Gambler” (TBS 11 p.m.) Archer “The Double Deuce”/”Tragical History” (Comedy Central 11 p.m./11:30 p.m.) (rerun) Big Brother: After Dark (Pop 12 a.m.) Rules of Engagement “Baby Talk” (WGN America 12 a.m.) (rerun) Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.) Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.) – Guest: Margaret Cho (rerun) Tea with Mussolini (IndiePlex 4:20 a.m.) Glastonbury Festival 2014 – Hour 5 (Palladia 5 a.m.) – Courtney Barnett performs (rerun) Ellen “Oh, Sweet Rapture” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun) SEC Storied “Abby Head On” (ESPN Classic 8 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)