Morning Brew – Sarah Paulson slays at the Gotham Independent Film Awards

Good morning!

The Gotham Independent Film Awards went down in NYC last night and Bel Powley won Best Actress for her bisexual role in Diary of a Teenage Girl. Tangerine won the Audience Award and Breakthrough Actor, given to Mya Taylor.

Bel Powley
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Other women we love were in attendance, too.

Desiree Akhavan25th Annual Gotham Independent Film AwardsPhoto by Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Julianne Moore25th Annual Gotham Independent Film AwardsPhoto by Andrew Toth/Getty Images

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Sarah with Mariska HargitayIFP's 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - CocktailsPhoto by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for IFP

Sarah with Julianne Moore and Sunrise CoigneyIFP's 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - ShowPhoto by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for IFP

Cynthia Nixon25th Annual Gotham Independent Film AwardsPhoto by Taylor Hill/Getty Images

BTW, Cynthia will be playing an all-knowing therapist on this Sunday’s episode of .

ComicMix doesn’t think Jessica Jones the character is queer, and that the show isn’t very inclusive. I think he’s being rather dismissive of…

Marvel’s first lesbian! Carrie-Anne Moss talks with The Daily Beast about how her role as Jeri Hogarth is basically the same kind of role we’ve become accustomed to men playing.

“She’s incredibly shrewd. She didn’t get to where she is in the business by being, like, a humanitarian. She’s completely looking out for herself and her future. Her ego is huge—there wouldn’t be room for another ego in the room. She doesn’t even have to try. She just is.”


I do, Jeri! I do!

An Indian lesbian couple gets ready for marriage in this cute video. It doesn’t hate subtitles, though, so you’ll have to just appreciate their chemistry.

Good news, UK readers! Grandma is hitting your theaters on December 11. Speaking of, Lily Tomlin‘s lesbian poet character is included in The Guardian’s piece about manic pixie grandmothers.

Out USWNT coach Jill Ellis is up for FIFA’s World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football.


Lea DeLaria, Sally Kohn and Margaret Cho are part of i-D’s 9 women sound off on feminism and reproductive health.

Gaby Hoffmann is very queer in Transparent Season 2, but IRL, she says she’s “a pretty square, normal girl.”

“I’m a middle-class white hetero girl. Nothing interesting over here. My mother would be thrilled if I had avoided men completely and been a lesbian.”

25th Annual Gotham Independent Film AwardsPhoto by Taylor Hill/Getty Images

The Fosters has been renewed for a fourth season by ABC Family, soon to be FreForm.


21-year-old Chinese student/lesbian Qiu Bai is suing the ministry of education for using “discriminatory language in a nationwide student psychological handbook published by the prestigious Renmin University.” Specifically, the handbook includes a section that reads: “The most commonly encountered forms of sexual deviance are homosexuality and the perverted addictions of transvestism, transsexuality, fetishism, sadism, voyeurism and exhibitionism.”

The New Yorker’s Richard Brody appreciates Carol’s cinematography.

Queer Clergy Trading Cards are a thing!


Milena Chernyavskaya ran a lesbian magazine in Russia, but writes for The Advocate about why she left the country forever.

At Bustle: 5 Things That Happen When You Date a Woman For the First Time.

Out photographer Annie Leibovitz included Fran Lebowitz among the rad women of this year’s Perelli Calendar.

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A queer woman writes about role playing with her partner in Cosmo.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Guests: Wanda Sykes, Sia

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Kourtney and Kim Take Miami “Lez-B-Honest” (E! 10 a.m.) (rerun)
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted (HBO Signature 10:55 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m., 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Best in Show (HBO Comedy 11:15 a.m.)

Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

Adventure Time (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

The Normal Heart (HBO 5:45 p.m.)

Girl Code (MTV 7 p.m./7:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Grandfathered “Jimmy & Son” (Fox 8 p.m.)

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

Scream Queens “Black Friday” (Fox 9 p.m.)

Manhattan “Human Error” (WGN America 9 p.m.)

Nashville “She’s Got You”/”Hanky Panky Woman” (AXS TV 9 p.m./10 p.m.) (rerun)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Sweat Inc. “Resistance Training Workouts” (Spike 3 a.m.)

LHH: Out in Hip Hop (VH1 5 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Helpless” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun)

Mad About You “Guardianhood” (FXX 7:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Packed in a Trunk (HBO2 8 a.m.)


(Thanks Roni!)