Morning Brew – Rooney Mara on “Carol” and the “undeniably magnetic” Cate Blanchett

Good morning! It’s Friday!

Rooney Mara says she could still be playing Lisbeth Salander in the next Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film. But more importantly, she’s talking about the “undeniably magnetic” Cate Blanchett, her on-screen love interest in Carol and the film’s vague ending. (There’s no real discussion about what the ending is, but it’s mildly spoilery.)

"Carol" - American Express Gala - BFI London Film Festival - VIP ArrivalsPhoto by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Carol‘s out screenwriter Phyllis Nagy talked about the film with The Guardian. Next, she will adapt Melanie Raabe‘s The Trap for the big screen


Catey Shaw‘s new video for “Tell Everyone” is fun and sexy and could possibly make you mad at your ex all over again. 

Lambda Literary remembers lesbian writer Sandra Moran, who passed away last week from cancer.

The second episode of Lena Dunham‘s Women of the Hour podcast featured her queer sibling, Grace, and Janet Mock this week.

Cara Delevingne talked about love and relationships in a new interview:

“I can’t date someone who’s like me, because we’d probably end up killing each other. I need someone who can plan things.” 

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - September 28, 2015photo credit: Raymond Hall/Getty

While she won’t be singing to her love, she is still a romantic:

“I’ve serenaded a couple of people before, which is really embarrassing. I used to write love letters a lot, and I have travelled very far for a day to see someone.”

And she says she’s ride-or-die:

“Loyalty is one of the most important things to me in the world. Once I care about someone, I’ll jump in front of a car for them. I’m a real ‘ride or die’ kind of gal. It’s all about trust and loyalty.”

St. Vincent is a lucky woman! 

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher have a new web series coming to Smart Girls.

“Former lesbian” turned “Christian Convert” Rosaria Champagne Butterfield is speaking at the University of Tulsa and the Pride Group is not happy about it. (Me either!)

Congrats to Alanna Masterson on the birth of her babe!

This is what Brittany Ashley‘s sex dreams about a sexy co-worker look like.

Angela Bassett is on HuffPost Live today.

NewNowNext says William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s Lulu is super Sapphic, and it’s at the Met Opera right now.

Out gym teacher Cathy Figel is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District for discrimination.

Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Vogue this month. Inside, she says Kim Davis is the “lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky”:

“Don’t even say her name in this house. All those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”

Viola Davis thinks there are too many unrealistic sex scenes in How to Get Away with Murder.

Ilene Chaiken talked about this week’s tragic Empire episode with Variety. Here she is on Lucious and Mimi:

“What it means is that Mimi and Lucious are two of a kind. They’re so like one another and they’re finding a partnership. They both clearly have some dark corners that they play in and they are making big things happen and going to those places together and forming a trust and a bond together that gets kind of consummated in this twisted scene. There’s nothing from that hookup other than Mimi knows exactly what she’s doing.”

Me to Ilene Chaiken right now:


Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show


Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)


Buffy marathon (Pivot 10 a.m.)

Saturday Night Live (Comedy Central 10:19 a.m./11:25 a.m.) (rerun)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)


Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m., 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Supernatural “Pac-Man Fever” (TNT 11 a.m.) (rerun)
Law & Order: SVU “Lunacy” (USA 12 p.m.) (rerun)
Don’t Be Tardy… marathon (Oxygen 12 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)


South Park “D-Yikes” (Comedy Central 3:13 p.m.) (rerun)
Kissing Jessica Stein (Cinemax 5:05 p.m.)
Deadly Women “Two to Kill” (ID 6 p.m.) (rerun)

Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)

Oprah: Where Are They Now? “Margaret Cho” (OWN 7 p.m.) (rerun)
Tammy (Cinemax 8:20 p.m.)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)


Tiny House Hunters “Joy and LaToya Are Leaving Hawaii Behind for a Tiny Living in California” (HGTV 9 p.m.) (rerun)
The Best Thing I Ever Ate “Better Than Mine”/”Las Vegas” (Cooking Channel 9 p.m./9:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Please Like Me “Coq Au Vin” (Pivot 10 p.m.)


Nurse (Showtime Beyond 10 p.m.)
How I Met Your Mother “How Your Mother Met Me” (WGN America 12 a.m.) (rerun)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)
The Walking Dead “Now” (AMC 12:30 a.m.)
The Returned “Milan” (Sundance 1 a.m.)
Frida (Starz Cinema 2:40 a.m.)
Saturday Night Live (VH1 4 a.m./5 a.m.) (rerun)
Behind the Story with the Paley Center “The Good Wife” (Sundance 5 a.m.)

Buffy “Becoming, Pt. 1” (Pivot 5 a.m.) (rerun)

Law & Order “Girl Most Likely” (TNT 5 a.m.) (rerun)
South Beach Tow (Tru TV 5 a.m.) (rerun)

Best in Show (HBO Signature 6 a.m.)

Buffy “Real Me”/”The Replacement” (FX 7 a.m./8 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks Roni!)