Morning Brew – Gillian Anderson says she feels “very, very close” to her bisexual character on “The Fall”

Good morning and Happy Friday!

In an interview with Variety, Cate Blanchett joked that 18 years was “a long time for a lesbian story to sit in the closet.” She joined her Carol co-star to talk about the film and her initial fear:

“I think my fear was that this was somehow going to be as a film that would only interest women. And the response from men, I’ve found really heartwarming, is it has that universal quality not only because of an audience’s sexual persuasion but also because of the gender.”

Apparently Zac Efron gets “mistaken for a lesbian” in his new film Dirty Grandpa. Definitely not for the first time.

Sugar Rush stars Olivia Hallinan, Lenora Crichlow and Sara Stewart reunited for a selfie.

Lesbians, you still need to get pap smears!

Cherrylle Dell was convicted of murdering her husband and “lesbian lover” in 1995 and was denied her request for early parole earlier this week

UnReal’s Faith is getting her own spin-off with her girlfriend, Amy. It will follow the “two closeted Christian lesbians in the big city,” and I’ll have more on that for you soon in my interview with the series’ out creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.

At The Frisky: Why It’s Still Hard to be a Lesbian in the Workplace.

Check out this featurette from The People Vs. OJ Simpson: An American Crime Story with Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

The New York Public Library has made some digital archives available including this incredible collection: “Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers.

Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin. San Francisco, CA. 1989Style: "1626769"via NYPL

Interview has some stunning photos of Gillian Anderson along with an interview where she says out of all the roles she’d played, she is most like her bisexual character in The Fall.

“Stella, who I play in The Fall, is a character that I feel very, very close to. I really enjoy spending time in her shoes.”

img-gillian-anderson_164138539457via Interview

Out actress Jasika Nicole has a cool new role in a podcast series called Alice Isn’t Dead. Jasika will voice “as a truck driver who traverses America in search of her wife, who was previously presumed to be dead.” It kicks off March 8 and will be available on iTunes. This sounds bad ass!


Queer artist CassilsInextinguishable Fire will premiere at Sundance this weekend. If they look familiar, it’s because they were the lucky one kissing Lady Gaga in the prison yard for the “Telephone” video.

Aussie queer teen show Subject to Change has released its full 22-minute pilot on YouTube.

Here’s a look at next week’s episode of The 100.

Dublin-based band Beware of You has a queer frontwoman and a new video for “I’ll Forget You.”

Check out a page from the new Xena comic at io9. (Thanks, Peter!)

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun)
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)
Buffy marathon (Pivot 10 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)
Chopped “For Sake’s Sake” (Food Network 12 p.m.) (rerun)
Supernatural “Pac-Man Fever” (TNT 12 p.m.) (rerun)
The People’s Couch (Bravo 12:42 p.m.) (rerun)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)
This is Where I Leave You (HBO Signature 1:55 p.m., 11 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

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

Reba “Van’s Agent” (CMT 3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Fried Green Tomatoes (IndiePlex 4:45 p.m., 5 a.m.)
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta “Dare to Be Different” (TLC 6 p.m.) (rerun)
White Collar “Copycat Caffrey”/”By the Book” (Universal HD 6 p.m./7 p.m.) (rerun)

Shameless “#Abortion Rules” (Showtime 7 p.m., 2:35 a.m.)
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
Chopped Canada “Snakes and Batters” (Cooking Channel 7 p.m.) (rerun)
Archer marathon (Comedy Central 7 p.m.)

Adventure Time (Cartoon 7:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Last Man Standing “Restaurant Opening” (Hallmark 7:30 p.m.) (rerun)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)
Black Sails “XVIII.” (Encore 9 p.m., 12 a.m.) (rerun)
The People’s Couch (Bravo 10 p.m.)

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS 11:35 p.m.) – Guest: Gaby Hoffman
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)
Younger “Like a Boss” (TV Land 2 a.m.)
May (HBO Signature 2:10 a.m.)

Buffy “No Place Like Home” (Pivot 5 a.m.) (rerun)
Ellen “Hello Dalai” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun)

The Best Thing I Ever Made “Sweet Endings”  (Food Network 7 a.m.) (rerun)

The Normal Heart (HBO Zone 8:15 a.m.)
Kissing Jessica Stein (Cinemax 8:20 a.m.)


(Thanks, Roni!)