Morning Brew – Cate Blanchett grabs Rooney Mara’s boob at the Independent Spirit Awards

Good morning!

What an awards weekend, huh? Well, Kate McKinnon killed it as the host of the Independent Spirit Awards, which were gayer than the Oscars. Emma Donoghue won Best First Screenplay for her novel-turned-film Room, thanking her partner and children in her speech.

Out trans actress Mya Taylor made history winning Best Supporting Female for Tangerine.

And Cate Blanchett grabbed Rooney Mara‘s boob before introducing a look at Carol. The film won Best Cinematography.


A new study finds lesbian-identified teens are still having sex with men.

There’s a new book about Eleanor Roosevelt and her friendship with Pauli Murray, a queer “black woman writer, activist, civil rights lawyer, feminist theorist, and Episcopal priest.”

k.d. lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs recorded an album together! DREAMS COME TRUE. This is the first track they’ve released under their group name case/lang/veirs, “Atomic Number.”

The woman who claimed she could not have molested the young boy she was in charge of because she was a lesbian was convicted over the weekend, as it was found that her sexual identity “does not preclude her from committing the three offences and the uncharged acts in question.”  

It’s possible we could be seeing Star Wars‘ lesbian character Moff Delian Mors in an upcoming film.

Khanyi Mbau will play a lesbian character in Season 3 of the South African series Umlilo. Meanwhile, queer women in South Africa are raising their voices as part of Free Gender Khayelitsha.

Magda Szubanski and Faustina Agolley talk about coming out during Mardi Gras.

Queer designer Nicolette Mason‘s new dress collection is a must-have for spring/summer.

The Handmaiden (aka the South Korean retelling of Fingersmith) will be available in 167 countries soon, as Amazon Studios picked up the distribution rights.


Leisha and Amanda LaCrone say they have been harassed by leaders of a congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Although they were both church members in their youth, they have since left, which is why the letters and “strange encounters” they’ve had with the church in the last year have been very, very creepy.

Ballesa Martinez knows what girls want.


Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Guest: Robin Roberts

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

White Collar marathon (Universal HD 8 a.m., 2 a.m.)
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 10:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Black Sails “XXIV.” (Starz Edge 12:10 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 11 p.m.)

Archer marathon (Comedy Central 12:28 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

The People’s Couch (Bravo 2 p.m.) (rerun)
Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m., 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Adventure Time “Loyalty to the King” (Cartoon 4:15 p.m.) (rerun)
MTV Suspect “Allen & Jonathan and Kristen & Thomas” (MTV 4:50 p.m., 1:04 a.m.) (rerun)
Portlandia “Weirdo Beach” (IFC 6 p.m.) (rerun)
The Fosters “EQ” (Freeform 8 p.m.)

Sneak Peek “Gaycation with Ellen Page & Ian Daniel: Japan” (Viceland 8 p.m., 7 a.m.)
Gotham “Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze” (Fox 8 p.m.)

Fashion Police “The 2016 Academy Awards” (E! 8 p.m.)
Clouds of Sils Maria (Showtime2 8 p.m.)

The Best Thing I Ever Ate “Sliced” (Cooking Channel 8 p.m.) (rerun)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Jane the Virgin “Chapter Thirty-Five” (CW 9 p.m.)

Ellen’s Design Challenge “Putting the Fun in Multifunctional” (HGTV 9 p.m.)

Lost Girl “Family Portrait” (Syfy 10 p.m.)

Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO Comedy 10 p.m., HBO 3:35 a.m.) – Guest: Fran Lebowitz (rerun)

(Showtime 10 p.m.)
Vanderpump Rules After Show (Bravo 10:31 p.m.) – Co-hosted by Julie Goldman
The Graham Norton Show (BBC America 12 a.m.) – Sia performs (rerun)
Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS 12:37 a.m.) – Guest: Ellen Page
Archer (FXX 1 a.m./1:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Law & Order “Ain’t No Love” (TNT 2 a.m.) (rerun)

Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry (E! 3 a.m.) – With Margaret Cho (rerun)

Comedy Central Presents “Wanda Sykes” (Comedy Central 4:44 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Smashed”/”Wrecked” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)
Portlandia marathon (IFC 6 a.m.)


(Thanks, Roni!)