Morning Brew – Ellen Page spent her childhood writing love letters

Good morning! Happy Super Tuesday!

Lesbian porn is all the rage all over America.

Tegan and Sara have announced four new show dates. (!!!)


Here’s what Sarah Paulson has to say about loyalty:

“As an actor, loyalty to your character and her story is of paramount importance. I will never stand in judgment of any character I play. You can’t abandon them, no matter what they do, think or feel. It serves me not one bit, and it doesn’t serve the story. Mistress Epps [from 12 Years a Slave] was a diabolical character—her behavior was reprehensible. But I remember [director] Steve McQueen telling me, ‘You must not judge her.’ So I didn’t look for ways to excuse her behavior. Instead, I tried to understand her actions within the context of her time. She wasn’t smart enough to question what she’d been told; she wasn’t an independent person of mind or heart. But the story wouldn’t be told in the same way if I’d tried to make her more palatable. My job is to serve the story, and if you have no loyalty to your character, you might as well not bother.”

The Guardian reports on the latest Lesbians in Tech Conference.

This is exactly how queer women watch Mean Girls.

Angela Bassett said she forgot to tell her husband she was shooting a love scene with Lady Gaga.

Joan and Cherie together again! (AKA Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart at Chanel’s Pre-Oscars Dinner.)

runvia Vanity Fair

Speaking of The Runaways, Lita Ford talked with HuffPost Live about finding out her bandmates were gay.

“I didn’t know anything about [homosexuality], and it was still in the closet. Nobody [back then] came out and said, ‘I’m gay.’ When I found out that the girls were all gay in the band, I wasn’t sure how to take it. I didn’t know what it was.” I thought, ‘You know, it’s really no big deal, that I shouldn’t worry about that,’ and I hoped to God that they call me back and get me back in the band, because I was thinking that they would go on to achieve superstar status and that I would just be sitting at home and doing nothing. Thank God they called me back and they said, ‘Lita, we can’t find anybody that could play guitar like you. Please come back.’ We just carried on, you know, because it was no big deal,” Ford said. “But to me it was, back then, and it just really threw me for a loop. I didn’t know that people do that.”


One Australian woman’s story of losing her partner illustrates how important it is that marriage equality be recognized down under.

While we’re talking about Australia, here’s the Season 2 trailer for Janet King.

Sarah Shahi has been cast as Nancy Drew in a new CBS pilot, but that doesn’t bode well for the future of Person of Interest.

Mariah Hanson talks about this year’s The Dinah on Huffington Post. Speaking of, here’s another look at who will be at the lesbian party in the desert this year.


RuPaul’s Drag Race star Courtney Act has a new Sapphic-themed music video for her song “Kaleidoscope.”

The Independent and The Guardian weigh in on why Carol didn’t win any Oscars.

Rachel Maddow writes about Donald Trump for the Washington Post.

Ellen Page was a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night, alongside Jenny Slate and Paul Rust, where she talked about writing fake love letters as a child, her new puppy, and dancing like a ladybug.

Glean what you can about Season 4 of Orange is the New Black from this brief teaser.

Elliot Sailors poses for “Boy Meets Girl” in INFRINGE. Spoiler: She’s the boy and the girl.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Celebrity Name Game – With Teri Polo
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Kicking & Screaming (CMT 10 a.m.)

(HBO Signature 10:55 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Law & Order: CI “Vacancy” (We 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Fashion Police “The 2016 Academy Awards” (E! 12 p.m.)

Chopped “Bird in the Pan” (Food Network 12 p.m.) (rerun)

How I Met Your Mother “Band or DJ?” (FX 12:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Sneak Peek “Gaycation with Ellen Page & Ian Daniel: Japan” (Viceland 1 p.m., 6 p.m.)
The O.C. “The New Era”/”The SnO.C.” (Pop 1 p.m./2 p.m.) (rerun)
Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO Zone 1:40 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Black Sails “XXIV.” (Starz 2:45 p.m., 10, 12:35 a.m.)

Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m., 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Our America With Lisa Ling “Special Report: God and Gays” (OWN 3 p.m.) (rerun)

Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO 4 p.m., HBO2 10:30 p.m.) – Guest: Fran Lebowitz (rerun)

Adventure Time “Blood Under the Skin” (Cartoon 4:15 p.m.) (rerun)

The L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime2 4:30 p.m.)

Clouds of Sils Maria (Showcase 4:30 p.m.)

Super Tuesday coverage (MSNBC 6 p.m.) – Co-hosted by Rachel Maddow
Portlandia “TADA” (IFC 6 p.m.) (rerun)

Pretty Little Liars “We’ve All Got Baggage” (Freeform 7 p.m.) (rerun)

Pretty Little Liars “Burn This” (Freeform 8 p.m.)

New Girl “Heat Wave” (Fox 8 p.m.)

Grandfathered “Catherine Sanders” (Fox 8:30 p.m.)

Gaycation With Ellen Page “Japan” (Viceland 9 p.m.)

Just Jillian “She’s Always Right” (E! 10 p.m.)
The Shannara Chronicles “Ellcrys” (MTV 10 p.m.)

Shameless “Pimp’s Paradise” (Showtime 10 p.m.) (rerun)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS 12:37 a.m.) – Guest: Saffron Burrows
Law & Order: CI “Tru Love” (We 1 a.m.) (rerun)
Eulogy (HBO Comedy 1 a.m.)

(HBO 1:15 a.m.)

Roseanne “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (CMT 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Inside Comedy “Steve Carell; Jane Lynch” (Showcase 4 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Wrecked”/”Gone” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)
D.E.B.S. (Encore Action 6:15 a.m.)

Mad About You “Dr. Wonderful” (FXX 7:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Vice Essentials “Gay Conversion Therapy” (Viceland 8 a.m.)
Friday Night Lights “Little Girl I Wanna Marry You” (Pivot 8 a.m.) (rerun)

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

Just Jillian marathon (E! 8 a.m.)
(Thanks, Roni!)