Morning Brew – Netflix buys Ellen Page’s “Tallulah”

Good morning! 

Yesterday at TCA, it was announced Person of Interest will be back this spring with 13 episodes, but no premiere date as of yet. Also no official word on if it will be the last season or if there will be more, but there are a lot of “surprises” in store. And hopefully a lot of this:


Taraji P. Henson is not trying to hear any homophobia from Empire fans.

“We ignore that. That’s nonsense and that’s fear.”

She’s pretty much the best.

The World According to Homophobes hopes to reach out to every anti-gay country (79 by their count) and educate them on their damaging laws and feelings towards homosexuality.

Mary Lambert talks about her faith and sexuality with bisexual activist and writer Eliel Cruz.

Jill Soloway talked about femininity and Caitlyn Jenner on the Globes red carpet. Mic thinks Jill’s Golden Globes suit deserved more credit.

Carrie Brownstein talks about the first song she ever wrote, “You Annoy Me,” with NY magazine.

Out Faking It star Ali Stroker responded to Kylie Jenner‘s wheelchair posing for Interview with some shots of her own A quote:

“A lot of people were angry. But I remembering feeling that this could bring us to a larger conversation that needs to be had. I think what people’s anger showed was the absence of authentic representations of our community. I don’t even think Kylie meant to reference disability, but when there’s nothing else out there what are we supposed to feel?”


White House LGBT liaison and former AfterEllen writer Aditi Hardikar is leaving her post to join the Hillary Clinton campaign. She joins Hil as her finance director for coalitions. Congrats, Aditi!

Work Out New York star Holly Rillinger talked with DIVA about being out in the fitness world.

“It’s important to me be myself. If I have to hide any part of my life, it means I’m unable to live authentically. I’m in the wellness industry. We are finally realising that the mind, body and spirit cannot be separated. When we are stressed or worried our bodies suffer. When we are happy and free it also affects our bodies. It’s important that we allow each other to be who we are. To live openly and freely. So that’s what I do.”

Cheryl Dunye talks about her Teddy Award winning film, The Watermelon Woman, which is coming up on its 20th anniversary.

Speaking of anniversaries, Decider celebrates Serena Southerlyn’s exit from Law & Order 11 years ago yesterday.

Forbes has some advice for LGBT lawyers.

The New York Times talks with the cast of The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, including the wonderful Sarah Paulson.

Salt Lake City’s new lesbian mayor is hopeful the Mormon Church will evolve on LGBT rights.

Netflix has picked up Ellen Page‘s new film Tallulah before it premieres at Sundance next week.

ep-tallulahphoto via Sundance

Does that picture make your ovaries squeal?

Marlene King talked about Uber A with Variety.

Vogue thinks Ruby Rose knows how to rock street style.

Someone scratched the word “Fag” into a lesbian couple’s car in Gresham, Oregon, but cops are not considering it a hate crime.

If you’re in Minneapolis anytime soon, check out Lullaby.

People want Star Wars to have gay in it so bad. Let Boba Fett be a lesbian, please!

Russia will be voting on a ban of LGBT people next week.

tello Films has been working on a new project with Elizabeth Keener and Meredith Baxter called Skirtchasers, directed by Amanda Bearse.

Robyn (Keener) is freshly single after a break-up with her long time girlfriend the day before their wedding. As Robyn deals with mending her broken heart, she realizes her issues delve further than her issues with commitment; they go way back, to her father. After the split of her parents, her best-selling novelist father, remarried a much younger woman, and became a father again, abandoning Robyn.


Meredith plays Elizabeth’s mom, so no love connection there, which is where I went, immediately. 

Phoebe Dahl talks about the charitable aspect of Faircloth Supply with Collectively.

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Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Steve Harvey Show – Guest: Judy Gold
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Face Off – Season 9 marathon (Syfy 7 a.m.)

Best in Show (Cinemax 10:05 p.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

The Chew (ABC 1 p.m.) – Guest: Jane Lynch
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Dog Whisperer “Rescue Rufus!” (Nat Geo Wild 3 p.m.) (rerun)
Friday Night Lights “East of Dillon” (Pivot 4 p.m.) (rerun)

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

Adventure Time “Blank Eyed Girl; President Porpoise Is Missing” (Cartoon 7:30 p.m.)

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

Black Sails “IX.” (Encore 9 p.m., 12 a.m.) (rerun)

Code Black “The Fog of War” (CBS 10 p.m.)

Younger “Tattoo You/The Mao Function” (TV Land, VH1 Classic, Nick 10 p.m.)

American Horror Story: Hotel “Be Our Guest” (FX 10 p.m.)

The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines (MTV 10 p.m.)
Newlyweds: The First Year “Fight or Flight” (Bravo 10 p.m.)

Law & Order “Married With Children” (Ion 12 a.m.) (rerun)
The Nasty Show hosted by Artie Lange (Showcase 12:15 a.m.) – With Gina Yashere (rerun)

Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC 1:37 a.m.) – Guest: Brittany Ashley (rerun)

Rescue Me “Lesbos” (FX 2 a.m.) (rerun)
White Collar “Taking Stock”/”Diamond Exchange” (Universal HD 4 a.m./5 a.m., 8 a.m./9 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “The Yoko Factor”/”Primeval” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)

Schaap One on One “Martina Navratilova” (ESPN Classic 5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Work Out New York marathon (Bravo 6 a.m.)
(Thanks, Roni!)