Morning Brew – Evan Rachel Wood talks exploring her sexuality in “The Edit”

Good morning!

Some to-do’s for your weekend: Go see Lily Tomlin in Grandma, and watch Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted on HBO tomorrow night. Tig talked with Vogue about her upcoming wedding, which will take place in the small Mississippi town she comes from, and how her family is more than supportive.

“They’re so proud. They want it in the local paper. They’re very much: It’s time for change. I was telling Stephanie, you know, essentially my family is in a gay movie. The town’s in the movie. It’s a gay movie. They couldn’t be prouder. Everyone was like, ‘We watched the movie! The way you depicted the town was awesome!’ It’s just not an issue.”

tig-notaro-voguephoto via Vogue

Speaking of Tig, John Rothman has been cast as Tig’s stepfather in her new Amazon pilot. Here’s the description of the show:

In the autobiographical comedy, Notaro is abruptly summoned home to Pass Christian, Miss., to take her ailing mother off life support and finds herself reconnecting with her dysfunctional Gulf Coast family and the loss of the one person who held everything together. Rothman will play Bill, Tig’s stepfather. a stoic businessman who’s hours away from becoming a widower.

Back in 1979, lesbians couldn’t get married (duh) so actress/model Gigi Carrier was adopted by her partner, Shirley Ione Cowell, so that she could her millionaire lover’s trust fund after she passed. But now that both women are gone, the $25 million they left behind is going into “an unclaimed funds account,” as Gigi did not leave a will. I feel like she’d want that money to go to LGBT parents and adoption causes.

Layshia Clarendon writes about the complications of being an athlete, a gay non-cisgender person, and a Christian. This includes some hypocrisy on the part of the WNBA. From her piece:

For a league with so many openly gay players, you’d think this would be readily celebrated. It’s not. There’s a sense of a divide between the players.

Last season, our team and many across the league were going to wear t-shirts acknowledging Pride Night. I was excited that the community was finally being accepted. Hours before our game, a few of us were wondering, Where are our shirts? We were told they were cut from the evening and they didn’t have them. What do you mean? The league had done away with them. There wasn’t enough time to ask more questions. We played the game but I looked for answers later.

We were told that there were players who didn’t feel comfortable wearing Pride t-shirts; it was against their moral beliefs. My own Christian family, who believe in the same message of love and acceptance, morally objected to a t-shirt. Instead of having negative press surrounding the issue and perhaps opening a much larger dialogue around faith, the league just decided to not send the t-shirts out.


Evan Rachel Wood is featured in Net-a-Porter’s The Edit this month, and inside, she talks about discovering her bisexuality:

“I knew it was part of me, but I hadn’t allowed myself to explore it. I didn’t realize how crippling it was until I finally opened that door and went, ‘Wow!’”


The interview also notes that she’s got a special someone but she’s not saying who, and she plans on adopting in the future.

Meanwhile, this is what Real Housewife of New York Kristen Takeman writes of her castmate, Sonja Morgan: “BTW–Sonja is bi?! Can’t say I’m surprised! LOL.” BISEXUALITY IS HILARIOUS, YOU GUYS.

Wonder Woman officiates a two-woman wedding in a new Sensation Comics issue.


Rachel Maddow is a good sport about having to seriously talk about Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. We all are, really.

Sarah Paulson is obsessed with Emma Thompson. She tells Deadline:

“But just wait until I see Emma Thompson. If Emma Thompson goes to the Emmys you’re going to find a story somewhere about how I stalked her. It’s going to be embarrassing for me, I’m telling you. I heard she’s quite nice but I just don’t know if she’ll be quite nice if I attach myself to her ankle and don’t let go.

Meanwhile, her American Horror Story: Hotel castmate Lady Gaga has arrived on set, looking right at home.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Will & Grace “Swimmin’ Pools…Movie Stars” (We 10 a.m.) (rerun) This Is Where I Leave You (HBO2 10:30 a.m., 10:45 p.m.) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) (rerun) Ellen “The Puppy Episode, Pt. 1 & 2” (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.) (rerun) Will & Grace “My Uncle the Car” (We 11:30 a.m.) (rerun) Best in Show (HBO Comedy 12:10 p.m.) Buffy marathon (Pivot 1 p.m.) Steven Universe (Cartoon 1 p.m./1:30 p.m.) Kissing Jessica Stein (MoreMAX 1:45 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) – Guest: Susan Feniger (rerun) Ellen “Womyn Fest”/”The Funeral” (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Will & Grace “Buy, Buy Baby” (Logo 4:14 p.m.) (rerun) Bessie (HBO Signature 5 p.m.) Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta “Love and Basketball” (TLC 6:30 p.m.) (rerun) Friday Night Lights “Little Girl I Wanna Marry You” (ESPN Classic 7 p.m.) (rerun) Tammy (HBO2 7:15 p.m.) NSWL Soccer – Houston vs. Seattle (Fox Sports 1 8 p.m.) Defiance “The Awakening” (Syfy 8 p.m.) Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta “Double Brides, Double Trouble” (TLC 8 p.m.) (rerun) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Ray Donovan “Swing Vote” (Showtime2 9 p.m., Showtime 12:30 a.m.) WNBA Basketball – Los Angeles at Phoenix (NBA 10 p.m.) Masters of Sex “Two Scents” (Showtime2 10 p.m., Showtime 11:30 p.m.) The Simpsons “Four Regrettings and a Funeral” (FXX 10:30 p.m.) (rerun) Clipped “Reunion” (TBS 11 p.m.) 30 for 30 “Unmatched” (ESPN Classic 11 p.m.) (rerun) Archer “Placebo Effect”/”El Secuestro” (Comedy Central 11 p.m./11:30 p.m.) (rerun) Vanishing of the Bees (Pivot 11 p.m.) – Narrated by Ellen Page The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC 11:34 p.m.) – Guest: Tatiana Maslany Friends “The One With Phoebe’s Rats” (Nick 11:36 p.m.) (rerun) Big Brother: After Dark (Pop 12 a.m.)​ Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.) Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter “Comedy Actresses” (Sundance 2 a.m.) – With Kate McKinnon The New Adventures of Old Christine “Unidentified Funk” (TV Land 2:36 a.m.) (rerun) Nurse (Showtime Beyond 3:05 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)