Morning Brew – Ellen Page loves playing gay roles, would do it for the rest of her career

Good morning!

Time has a fantastic interview with Ellen Page. A quote:

“When people are [called] brave in regards to playing LGBTQ people, that’s borderline offensive. I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person, and nor should I be. It’s hard to say this, because the context of the film is so deeply tragic, but for me there was a deep sense of peace on set that I had not felt in a really long time, potentially since I was a teenager and first having these really beautiful, fortunate moments in films. There was something about being out, getting to play a gay character, and getting to play a woman who is so inspiring to me—it was such an amazing experience for me. Honestly, if I played gay characters for the rest of my career, I’d be thrilled. I wish I could, honestly!”


Penny Sharpe is constantly having to educate her peers on how gay people in Australia deserve equality and respect. 

This clip from Grandma has Lily Tomlin telling her on-screen granddaughter (Julia Garner) why she took a much younger girlfriend.

Paola Paredes photographed the intimate moment of coming out to her family. The emotional shots are part of her series Unveiled

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The Independent talks to young queer women about eschewing labels.

Miley Cyrus dressed in disguise to hit the streets of LA and ask people what they thought of Miley Cyrus.

EW has the first photos from the  set of American Horror Story: Hotel. Check out Lady Gaga, Angela Bassett and Sarah Paulson.

angela-bassett-ahs-hotel sarah-paulson-ahs-hotel lady-gaga-ahs-hotelphotos by Suzanne Tenner/FX via EW 


Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) (rerun) Ellen “Public Display of Affection”/”Emma” (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.) (rerun) How I Met Your Mother “Big Days” (FX 12:30 p.m.) (rerun) Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.) Classic Tennis – ’88 U.S. Open Final – Navratilova vs. Graf (ESPN Classic 1 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) (rerun) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Steven Universe (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) Classic Tennis – ’84 U.S. Open Final – Navratilova vs. Evert-Lloyd (ESPN Classic 3 p.m.) Anger Management “Charlie Gets Romantic” (FX 3 p.m.) (rerun) Ellen “Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute, Pt. 2″/”When Ellen Talks, People Listen” (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Bones “The Bodies in the Book” (TNT 4 p.m.) (rerun) Melissa Etheridge Live (AXS TV 4:10 p.m.) (rerun) Friday Night Lights “The Giving Tree” (Pivot 5 p.m.) (rerun) Catfish: The TV Show “Whitney & Bre” (MTV 6 p.m.) (rerun) Survivor’s Remorse “Grown-Ass Man” (Starz Edge 7:25 p.m., 10 p.m., 1:05 a.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Masters of Sex “Monkey Business” (Showtime2 9 p.m.) The Drew Carey Show “Two Girls For Every Boy” (Laff 9 p.m.) (rerun) Big Brother (CBS 9:01 p.m.) Rookie Blue “Breaking Up the Band” (ABC 10 p.m.) E.d. on Air by Ellen DeGeneres (QVC 10 p.m.) Ray Donovan “All Must Be Loved” (Showtime2 10 p.m.) Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted (HBO Comedy 12:30 a.m.) Big Brother: After Dark (Pop 1 a.m.) Best in Show (HBO Comedy 3:05 a.m.) The Art of “Drag” (Ovation 3:30 a.m.) (rerun) Defiance “The Awakening” (Syfy 4 a.m., 6 a.m.) (rerun) Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO2 5:30 a.m.) Buffy “Grave” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun) Rules of Engagement “Uh-Oh It’s Magic” (TBS 6:30 a.m.) (rerun) Ellen “Two Mammograms and a Wedding” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “Amends” (ABC Family 7 a.m.) (rerun Catfish: The TV Show “Bianca & Brogan”/”Tracie & Sammie” (MTV 7 a.m./8 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)