Morning Brew – Alycia Debnam-Carey on the fan reaction to Lexa’s death on “The 100”

Good morning! I hope you had a fantastic weekend.

Alycia Debnam-Carey appeared at PaleyFest with her Fear the Walking Dead co-stars this weekend and was asked about Lexa’s death on The 100 and the reaction that followed. (It begins at 1:44.)

She also talked with EW, expressing similar sentiments:

“I think it was so emotionally overwhelming. The reaction that sparked within people, where I’m reading texts and tweets from people saying, ‘I’m crying and in tears,’ to be able to say you’re a part of that is an amazing thing. I hate thinking people thought it was insensitive, because it was such a beautiful episode for us to shoot as well.”

Without giving away any spoilers, make sure to check back later today for a piece on the trend of queer women’s deaths on TV and a recap of the most recent loss.

In some terrible news, Dee Smithson has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Dee’s wife, Jackie Cote, has been fighting her former employer Walmart to get Dee on her insurance but was denied. A representative from GLAD says that “as far as [they] know, [Dee’s death] will not affect the case.”


Out country artist Brandy Clark‘s second full-length, Big Day in a Small Town, is due out this summer.

Judith Gough is an out lesbian and the British ambassador to Ukraine. She talks with Buzzfeed about how the “greatest reaction” to her being in her position has come from diplomats in other countries.

“There is a level of difficulty sometimes in dealing with other countries where they do not have the same approach to LGBT issues as we do. But then I’ve also had comments that ‘as an ambassador really you should be at home with your children, and not being a full-time ambassador’.”d

Sexism and homophobia! YAY.

Denys Arcand‘s new film An Eye for Beauty includes “a subplot in which Luc catches [his wife] Stéphanie making out with her lesbian friend’s girlfriend.”

New Haven, Connecticut has a new LGBTQ-friendly black church and it looks incredible.

Special K Australia wants women to love themselves for who they are, and that includes queer women. Predictably, some people hate it

Alba Rohrwacher (who played Tilda Swinton’s gay daughter in I Am Love) stars in a new film, Sworn Virgin, as “Hana, [who] opts to never marry, and following ancient tradition – wherein she takes a solemn vow of chastity – learns to shoot and lives as a man.” Sworn Virgin is directed by Laura Bispuri and is playing at BFI Flare this week.

Blogger/designer Nicolette Mason talks fashion with the Ottawa Citizen

Alanna Mayer is running for Mrs. America for the second time, but the winner of 2007’s Miss Vermont and Miss Congeniality has made some major life changes in the meantime and has gotten divorced from her husband and re-married a woman.

“If one little girl can look at me and say ‘I can love who I love and still be pretty,’ that’s powerful.”


JD Samson shares her favorite tracks with The Guardian.

Couple Kim Style and K-Town talk with their local Knoxville news station about their podcast, Same Sex Dialogue

Hannah Hart and Ingrid Nilsen have launched a new app with fellow YouTubers Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart. Dysh “allows users to get straight to the plate by finding, sharing, and rating food at the dish-level.”


At i-D: Rebel dykes: the forgotten images of 1980s lesbian London.

Glamour thinks Younger is the new Sex and the City.

British artist Jonathan Yeo‘s portraits of Cara Delevigne will be shown in an upcoming retrospective in Denmark.

980xJonathan Yeo/Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle

At P-Pcorn: The 7 Most Common Myths about Bisexuals.

Gizmodo calls this Eurovision performance a “Lesbian Disco Song About The First Dog In Space.”

A former Aussie Apprentice star, Katie Hopkins, has shaved her head for brain surgery and says she looks like a “vegan, lesbian bookshop owner.” 

Lesbian-themed film Ned’s Project took home Best Picture at the CineFilipino Film Festival.

In Dallas, Texas this weekend: Much Ado About Lesbian Fighter Pilots.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Meredith Vieira Show – Guest: Debi Mazar (rerun)
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

White Collar marathon (Universal HD 8 a.m., 2 a.m.)
Gaycation With Ellen Page marathon (Viceland 10 a.m., 9 p.m.)
#BlackLove “Crash the Party”/”Sealing the Deal” (FYI 10 a.m./11 a.m.) (rerun)
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 10:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)
Saturday Night Live “Sofia Vergara/One Direction” (Comedy Central 11:46 a.m.) (rerun)

Black Sails “XXVII.” (Starz Edge 12:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 11 p.m.)

Archer marathon (Comedy Central 12:55 p.m.)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

House Hunters Renovation “A Long-Distance Renovation” (HGTV 2 p.m.) (rerun)
The People’s Couch (Bravo 2:58 p.m.) (rerun)

Ellen “Just Coffee?”/”G.I. Ellen” (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Chasing Amy (Showtime2 5 p.m.)

House Hunters Renovation “A Couple Rides the Renovation Wave in Southern California” (HGTV 6 p.m.) (rerun)

(Showcase 6:30 p.m.)

Living Alaska “Angie Head and Sharon Robinson Are Trading in Their Texas Spurs for Fairbanks Snowshoes” (GAC 7:30 p.m.) (rerun)

The Fosters “The Show” (Freeform 8 p.m.)

Gotham “Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn” (Fox 8 p.m.)
Shameless “Paradise Lost” (Showtime 8 p.m., 10 p.m.)

Person of Interest “M.I.A.”/”Guilty” (WGN America 8 p.m./9 p.m.) (rerun)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

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

Guilty Pleasures “Holy Moly Burgers” (Cooking Channel 9 p.m.) (rerun)
Lost Girl “Rise” (Syfy 10 p.m.)

I Am Cait “Partner Up” (E! 10 p.m.)

Person of Interest “Q&A” (WGN America 11 p.m.) (rerun)
Friends “The One With the Truth About London” (Nick 12 a.m.) (rerun)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)
Sex On// (HBO Zone 12:45 a.m.) – With Shine Louise Houston (rerun)

Ellen (Laff 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Beneath You” (Pivot 5 a.m.) (rerun)
Bessie (HBO Zone 6:40 a.m.)

(Thanks, Roni!)