Morning Brew – Megan Rapinoe has to sit out from soccer after she tears her ACL

Good morning!

Thank you to all of you who supported a lesbian or bi-owned business over the weekend for LezBiBuy. Fostering our community is so important, and I hope you’ll all continue to try and seek out LGBT women’s spaces in the future.

Also, a note to you SwanQueen fans who have been continuously asking for interviews, we have put in a request with the network but are still waiting for any kind of confirmation. As you know, interviews with anyone (ever!) are not guaranteed as they have to go through multiple channels before they can happen. So while we try our hardest to secure them, we can never (and have never) promised that they will come to fruition. All we can do is ask and hope we are granted them. Thanks for your understanding.

In some sad news, Megan Rapinoe tore her ACL (for the third time!) while training with the USWNT in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Here’s hoping she can recover quickly enough to make it back for the 2016 Olympics. (Julie Foudy thinks she can!) Here’s what Megan said in her statement:

I want to thank my teammates and the staff for the amazing support I’ve received so far. I know I’ll be in the best of hands moving forward and I’ll be doing everything I can to get healthy as soon as possible. This is obviously a very difficult time, but I do feel super confident in my recovery as I’ve gone through this before and I know what the process will be like. I want everyone to know that I’ll be fine, and that I’m currently accepting any recommendations for TV shows to binge watch and great restaurants that deliver in Seattle. I’m also going to get really good at FIFA 16

USOC Portraits for Rio2016Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

We’re pulling for you, Megan!

ICYMI, Kate McKinnon continued her reign as SNL‘s MVP this weekend, especially in this “Close Encounters” sketch. (Boob touching a bonus.)

At Felix, a history of lesbian cinema.

Jewish Journal has a profile of Transparent creator Jill Soloway where she discusses Season 2’s very cool historical connection. Go behind-the-scenes with the cast of the show in a new video posted on Facebook.

A separated pair of British mums are fighting over the custody over their seven-year-old daughter in the Supreme Court this week.

Jessica Capshaw is pregnant again! Does that mean Arizona will be, too?

A new dual biography of Marlene Dietrich and female filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, Dietrich & Riefenstahl, and here’s what the New York Times review says of Marlene’s well-known interest in women:

Both women engaged in a lot of sex. Riefenstahl played out a string of men. Dietrich was bisexual, and many of her love affairs are famous for her comparably famous partners. I could name-drop some examples here, but I won’t; you’ll have to find out for yourself. Which is to say, Wieland’s weirdly thorough job of naming names has an inadvertently tonic effect: I. Don’t. Care. And I especially don’t care after reading that, in comparing two of Dietrich’s bedmates, one lover’s “brawny female physique contrasted sharply” with another’s “feeble-looking male body.”


Another book that could be worth reading: The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine by Krissy Kneen.

If you liked Emma Donoghue‘s novel and subsequent screenplay Room, you can go see the small space erected to shoot the film in when it opens to the public in Los Angeles. Over the weekend, the film won Best international independent film at the British Independent Film Awards.

Carol and Kristen Stewart took home runner-up awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

The Daily Beast talks to the bisexual woman at a Lutheran college who was kicked out of her ministry club for coming out.

At Bustle: 7 Awesomely Androgynous Women In History.

I love Rachel Maddow‘s new promo and that conservatives are upset she’s referred to a news anchor.

Indian actress Khushboo Kamal will play a lesbian in Savdhan India – India fights back. The plot “revolves around a lesbian couple who wants to stay together. But one of the girl gets married and she is unable to stay happy with her husband.” And then….MURDER. (Obviously.)

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

White Collar marathon (Universal HD 8 a.m., 2 a.m.)

Saturday Night Live (Comedy Central 10:21 a.m./11:27 a.m.) (rerun)
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)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)
Sex and the City “Defining Moments”/”What’s Sex Got to Do With It?” (E! 1 p.m./1:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Glastonbury Festival Hour 5 (Palladia 1 p.m.) – the xx perform (rerun)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

Friends “The One With the Lesbian Wedding” (TBS 2:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO2 2:50 p.m.)

Adventure Time (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Veronica Mars “Versatile Toppings” (Pivot 3 p.m.) (rerun)
Bones “The Skull in the Sculpture” (TNT 3 p.m.) (rerun)

Friday Night Lights “East of Dillon” (Pivot 5 p.m.) (rerun)

Police Women of Memphis marathon (OWN 5 p.m.)

Guy’s Grocery Games “Tournament of Champions: Part 2” (Food Network 6 p.m.)
Love It Or List It, Too “Love At First Sight” (HGTV 6 p.m.) (rerun)

Bully (Pivot 7 p.m.)

White Collar “In the Red” (Universal HD 7 p.m.) (rerun)
The Best Thing I Ever Ate “I Ever Made For the Holidays” (Cooking Channel 8:30 p.m.) (rerun)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Archer (Comedy Central 10 p.m./10:30 p.m.) (rerun)
The Affair “10” (Showtime 9 p.m., 11 p.m.)

Fargo “The Castle” (FX 10 p.m.)

Manhattan “Human Error” (WGN America 11 p.m.) (rerun)

Vanderpump Rules After Show (Bravo 11:30 p.m.) – Co-hosted by Julie Goldman
Heavenly Creatures (TCM 11:45 p.m.)

Friends “The One With Rachel’s Big Kiss” (Nick 12 a.m.) (rerun)
2 Broke Girls “And the High Hook-Up” (TBS 12 a.m.) (rerun)

Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC 1:37 a.m.) – Guest: Brittany Ashley
Rules of Engagement “Double Down” (WGN America 2:36 a.m.) (rerun)
How I Met Your Mother “How Your Mother Met Me” (TV Land 2:38 a.m.) (rerun)
Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Mile High Melee” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Doppelgangland” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun)
Friday Night Lights “It Ain’t Easy Being J.D. McCoy”/”Keeping Up Appearances” (Pivot 8 a.m./9 a.m.) (rerun)

Mega Dens “Three Cramped Rooms, Two Moms and One Frankentable” (DIY 8:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Work Out New York “Survival of the Fittest” (Bravo 8:57 a.m.)


(Thanks Roni!)