Morning Brew – Sarah Paulson on why “Carol” is (and isn’t) a lesbian film

Good morning! Did you watch Jessica Jones all weekend? Did you go see Carol? I hope the answer is “Yes! And yes!”

Out actress Caitlin Stasey was featured on StyleLikeU, stripping away the layers to talk about being an actress and what it means for your identity.

Speaking of style, Amber Heard rocked a suit at The Danish Girl premiere this weekend.

WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 21:  Actress Amber Heard arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Focus Features' "The Danish Girl" at Westwood Village Theatre on November 21, 2015 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty

The owners of Liberty Ridge Farm north of Albany, New York are appealing the ruling that fined them $13,000 for discriminating against a lesbian couple who wanted to get married on their property.

The Guardian thinks Carol is the best Patricia Highsmith film adaptation, which is saying a lot considering both Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley were pretty fantastic.

The New Yorker writes about The Price of Salt and the climate in which the lesbian love story came out.

Also at The New Yorker, Grace Dunham writes about Happy Birthday, Marsha! and the real story of Stonewall.

And before Gawker goes all political, they talked with Phyllis Nagy.

The Daily Beast interviews Sarah Paulson and she has some great things to say on why Carol is and isn’t a lesbian film.

On the one hand, I feel like I do recognize the importance of gay women having a story that they feel like belongs to them, or is representative of them in a way that feels comfortable and honest and celebratory. At the same time, I just don’t see the need to put the label and the sticker on something, to say “This is a gay movie!” This is a movie about human beings that fall in love with one another, which is what happens in life. Period. The end.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  Sarah Paulson attends AOL Build to discuss her new film 'Carol' at AOL Studios on November 17, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage/Getty


MoviePilot writes about how The Children’s Hour helped pave the way for Carol.

Decider writes about how movies about lesbian love are always so sad.

Time profiles Paula Pell and her new film, Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Michigan State’s newspaper writes about Penny Gardner, its resident lesbian feminist professor who was also a former Playboy bunny.

Melissa McCarthy‘s new film The Boss has a girl scout/lesbian joke, but that’s about the extent of queerness from what I can tell.

Bill Maher jokes that Winnie the Pooh is actually a lesbian. “Come on, it’s obvious. Her face is always buried in someone else’s honey pot!”

Paper lists trans and genderqueer musicians to know and love.

Johnny Depp says he has a super close relationship with out daughter Lily-Rose Depp, and that he knows everything before her millions of followers do.

A feminist-lesbian Western? We’re in. Check out The Dream of a Glass Desert.

Carrie-Anne Moss went on HuffPost Live to talk about playing Marvel’s first-ever queer character in Jessica Jones.

In case you are afraid to ask lesbian sex questions, Elite Daily tries to answer them for you.

EW gets the scoop on Mulan and Ruby’s relationship.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Access Hollywood Live – Guest: Anna Paquin
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Best in Show (HBO Signature 9:35 a.m.)

Tammy (AMAX 9:45 a.m.)

White Collar marathon (Universal HD 10 a.m., 2 a.m.)
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 10:30 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)

Kissing Jessica Stein (Cinemax 1:10 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

Law & Order: CI “Tru Love” (We 3 p.m.) (rerun)

Friday Night Lights “Little Girl I Wanna Marry You” (Pivot 6 p.m.) (rerun)

Catfish: The TV Show “Whitney & Bre” (MTV 6 p.m.) (rerun)
Gotham “Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham” (Fox 8 p.m.)

Catfish: The TV Show “Blaine & Markie” (MTV 8 p.m.) (rerun)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Jane the Virgin “Chapter Twenty-Nine” (CW 9 p.m.)

Fargo “Did you do this? No, you did it!” (FX 10 p.m.)

Nurse (Showtime Beyond 10:05 p.m.)

The Daily Show (Comedy Central 11 p.m.) – Guests: Christine and the Queens (rerun)
Queer As Folk (Showcase 11 p.m.) (rerun)

Vanderpump Rules After Show “After Show Episode 4” (Bravo 11:31 p.m.) – Co-hosted by Julie Goldman
Manhattan “33” (WGN America 12:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Inside Amy Schumer “The Horror” (MTV 1:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Inside Amy Schumer “Meth Lab” (MTV 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)
May (HBO Signature 3:20 a.m.)

Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Windy City Face-Off” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun)

Secret Guide to Fabulous “Engagement Dinner to Remember” (Logo 4:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Fried Green Tomatoes (Encore Classic 5:15 a.m.)

Married…With Children “Lez Be Friends” (TBS 5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

The People’s Couch marathon (Bravo 6 a.m.)
Buffy “Band Candy” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun)
Reaching For the Moon (Showcase 6:15 a.m.)

Sarah Sees Potential “Needle in a Haystack” (HGTV 7:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia (HBO Zone 7:50 a.m.)
Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO Signature 8:15 a.m.)


(Thanks Roni!)