Morning Brew – “Orphan Black” releases new Season 4 teaser

Good morning!

If you’re wondering why Carol was shut out of Best Picture, Vanity Fair has a theory: It was “too gay.”

The New York Times writes about some of the weirdness that happens with defining films in their award categories, with some focus on Carol and The Danish Girl.

Orphan Black has a new Season 4 teaser and it’s still not enough but we’ll take it. Also, Cosima better not die or there will be a lot of raging.

Can we put a moratorium on the use of the term “lesbian lover”? It’s not very accurate and the headlines make me cringe. They are never, ever positive. Case in point: “Man hit ex with baseball bat after finding out she had a new lesbian lover.”

In other weird headlines, Kristen Stewart “is up to her usual tricks” at the airport. You know, like, traveling.

The Ugandan LGBT community is suing American pastor Scott Lively for his attempts to incite violence against them.

Jane Lynch was a guest on AOL Build yesterday.

Ellen and Portia adopted a new puppy!

Teen Vogue celebrates Cara Delevingne and St. Vincent‘s relationship.

Out magazine’s Love Issue features Lea Delaria and fiancee Chelsea Fairless. A quote from Chelsea on meeting Lea:

I don’t see a lot of butch types in my generation, and that’s part of why I was excited. I was like, “She’s gonna hold the door for me and do all that old-school, butch, chivalrous stuff that I’d only read about. And it all happened on our first date. I love that shit.”  


Ingrid Nilsen is going to the White House to interview the President.

Evan Rachel Wood paid tribute to David Bowie at Nylon.

Portland’s out fire chief Erin Janssens has announced her retirement.

Cynthia Nixon talked about how Sex and the City was based on a lot of real life situations.

Kate McKinnon sits with SNL host Adam Driver in the promos for this week’s show.

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is playing in Bend, Oregon now through January 24.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Rachael Ray Show – Guest: Anne Burrell
Work Out New York marathon (Bravo 6 a.m.)
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Love It Or List It, Too “Love at First Sight” (HGTV 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Top Chef marathon (Bravo 11 a.m.)
The Normal Heart (HBO2 11:10 a.m.)

How I Met Your Mother “How Your Mother Met Me” (FX 12:30 p.m.) (rerun)

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

Beverly Hills, 90210 “Up in Flames” (Pop 1 p.m.) (rerun)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

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

Friday Night Lights “A Sort of Homecoming”/”The Son” (Pivot 4 p.m./5 p.m.) (rerun)

Chopped “For Sake’s Sake” (Food Network 6 p.m.) (rerun)

Adventure Time “Bad Jubies; Blank Eyed Girl” (Cartoon 7:30 p.m.)


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

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

Top Chef “Banannaise” (Bravo 10 p.m.)
This Is Where I Leave You (HBO 10 p.m.)

Younger “Tattoo You/The Mao Function” (CMT 11 p.m./11:30 p.m.)
Portlandia marathon (IFC 11:30 p.m.)

Friends “The One Where Old Yeller Dies” (Nick 12 a.m.) (rerun)

Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter “Actresses” (Sundance 2 a.m.) – With Cate Blanchett

The People’s Couch (Bravo 2:32 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Primeval”/”Restless” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)

Schaap One on One “Martina Navratilova” (ESPN Classic  6 a.m.) (rerun)

(Thanks, Roni!)