Morning Brew – Bella Thorne teases “girl-on-girl” scene in “The Babysitter”

Good morning and happy Friday!

Here are seven misconceptions about lesbian sex. I await all of the angry comments from scissoring supporters.

Amber Heard has joined the cast of The Justice League  as “Mera, the undersea queen and wife of Aquaman.”

A new study finds that lesbian, gay and bi Canadians have a higher rate of mental health issues.

Lesdo is a new social networking/dating app catering to Chinese lesbians.

In an interview with ET Canada, Bella Thorne says she has a “girl-on-girl” scene in her upcoming film The Babysitter.

“It’s super controversial, it will be a lot to deal with. There’s this really slow-mo girl on girl scene, with me and the main character.”

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FYI: That main character (and the babysitter) is played by Samara Weaving.

Irish actress Ruth Bradley kisses Sarah Greene in the new RTE series Rebellion, and she says she “didn’t find it awkward.”

Rev. Irene Monroe remembers the feminist takeover near Harvard Square.

Out Scottish MP Mhairi Black chats with the Guardian in this video interview.

Marcie Bianco writes about Sarah Schulman‘s new novel The Cosmopolitan for Slate.

At Elle UK: The 11 Things That Always Happen In Films About Lesbian Love.

A writer at Harlot argues that Gaycation is not activism.

Lost Girl showrunner Emily Andras is interviewed at The TV Junkie, but there are some spoilers for those who haven’t finished watching the series finale just yet. A quote on making sure LGBT characters like Bo and Lauren have happy endings:

“You can argue that this is a complicated issue. As a creator, showrunner and writer, my number one job is to keep the audience titillated and engrossed. To manipulate your emotions so that you stay engaged with my show. In short: I have to bring the drama. As much as fans might think they want to watch their favourite couple, whether straight or gay or other, end up happily holding hands on a couch eating cookies forever and ever amen, trust me…that is not compelling television.”

(Thanks, Bridget!)

Lena Waithe is a guest on The Tell Show podcast this week, where she talks about coming out and moving from Chicago to LA.


Aussie writer Esther Godoy asks When Did Butch Become a Dirty Word?

Today in Lesbianish TV:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun)

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Love It Or List It “Room for a Family” (HGTV 9 a.m.) (rerun)

Golden Girls “Goodbye, Mr. Gordon” (Hallmark 9:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Gaycation With Ellen Page marathon (Viceland 10 a.m.)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Buffy marathon (Pivot 12 p.m.)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)
Law & Order: SVU “Fallacy” (USA 1 p.m.) (rerun)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Oprah: Where Are They Now? “Mel B., Yanni, & An Update on the Wife Who Left Her Husband for a Woman” (OWN 2 p.m.) (rerun)
Reba “Van’s Agent” (Freeform 2:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Ellen “Roommates”/”Gay Yellow Pages” (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Vice (HBO Zone 3:50 p.m.) – A report on same sex marriage in the U.S.

Beat Bobby Flay “Poking and Prodding” (Food Network 4 p.m.) – With Judy Gold (rerun)

White Collar “Copycat Caffrey”/”By the Book” (Universal HD 4 p.m./5 p.m.) (rerun)

Adventure Time “Guardians of Sunshine” (Cartoon 4:15 p.m.) (rerun)
Chopped Canada “That Wascally Wabbit”/”The Spruce Is Loose” (Cooking Channel 6 p.m./7 p.m.) (rerun)
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)

White Collar “Unfinished Business” (Universal HD 7 p.m.) (rerun)

Friday Night Lights “Expectations” (ESPN Classic 7 p.m.) (rerun)

Black Sails “XXVI.” (Starz Edge 8 p.m., Starz 11:25 p.m.)

The Vampire Diaries “Things We Lost in the Fire” (CW 8 p.m.) (rerun)

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

The People’s Couch (Bravo 10 p.m.)

Shameless “A Yurt of One’s Own” (Showtime2 10 p.m., Showtime 12:30 a.m.)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Reba “Van’s Agent” (CMT 12:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC 1:37 a.m.) – Guest: Caity Lotz (rerun)

Rough Draft With Reza Aslan “Jill Soloway” (Ovation 3 a.m.) (rerun)

TruInside “Election” (Tru TV 3:30 a.m.) (rerun)

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

Portlandia marathon (IFC 5 a.m.)

Buffy “After Life” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun)


(Thanks, Roni!)