Morning Brew – Jason Rothenberg apologizes to fans of “The 100”

Good morning! Happy Friday!

Surely many of you have already read The 100 showrunner Jason Rothenberg‘s “The Life and Death of Clexa” post on Medium, but just in case you’ve been off the internet for the past 24 hours, you can read it here. It’s spurring a lot of press from all kinds of outlets, and (of course!) a huge response from fans. At Hypable, a fan writes a piece about why she won’t boycott the show, which may align with how some of you feel, but infuriate others. I’ll be a guest on  USC’s Platforum tonight to talk about the resurgence of the trope, which you can catch on a livestream at 5:30pmPST.


Related: A new report from the Writers Guild of America finds that women and other minority TV writers are getting hired more, but still not enough. (Duh.)

Also related: out producer Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games, American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson) was honored by the HRC last weekend, where Ryan Murphy introduced her, sharing how she’s always wanted to create space for LGBT people in Hollywood. MORE NINAS, PLEASE.

Prairie View A&M has fired women’s basketball coach Dawn Brown after she suspended two players for being romantically involved.

The San Francisco Bay Times remembers late lesbian activist/writer Jeanne Cordova.

Bucharest has an out bisexual weather woman named Roxana Vancea.

Out & Equal have announced their honorees for this year’s Outstanding Ally Awards.

Out Bare writer/director Natalia Leite talks about sexuality and her work with Amuse.

LGBT Republicans (women!!!) discuss their current struggle with Time.

Republican and Maryland Senate candidate Richard J. Douglas has a gay daughter, but he doesn’t support equal marriage.

“I have a lesbian daughter. I love my daughter, I want no harm to come to her, but our traditions matter, and tolerance is a two-way street.”

We’re here for you, girl.

Nicole Kristal writes how the lack of support is killing bisexuals.

The Ellen Show, The Talk, EastSiders and East Los High have all been nominated for Daytime Emmys.

Megan Rapinoe modeled the new U.S. women’s jersey for the Olympics at a recent unveiling.

2016 Olympics Uniforms For USA And International Federations Debut Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage

The Fab Femme features the art of Asiey Barbie, whose QWOC-themed comics are bad ass.


Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun)

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Comedy Central Presents “Rene Hicks” (Comedy Central 9 a.m.) (rerun)
Tammy (HBO Signature 10 a.m.)

Clouds of Sils Maria (Showcase 10 a.m.)

Pride (Showtime2 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

South Beach Tow marathon (Tru TV 11 a.m.)
Buffy marathon (Pivot 12 p.m.)
Best in Show (Cinemax 12:50 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Ellen “The Funeral”/”Escape from L.A.” (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

New Girl “Eggs” (TBS 3 p.m.) (rerun)

Friends “The One With the Birth” (TBS 4 p.m.) (rerun)

White Collar “Deadline”/”Dentist of Detroit” (Universal HD 4 p.m./5 p.m.) (rerun)
Cesar 911 “The Seinfeld Episode” (Nat Geo Wild 4 p.m.) (rerun)
Friends “The One With the Breast Milk” (TBS 5:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
White Collar “Veiled Threat” (Universal HD 7 p.m.) (rerun)

Black Sails “XXVII.” (Starz Edge 8 p.m., Starz 10:35 p.m.)

The Vampire Diaries “Moonlight on the Bayou” (CW 8 p.m.) (rerun)

Modern Family “Schooled” (USA 8:30 p.m.) (rerun)

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

The People’s Couch (Bravo 10 p.m.)

Shameless “Paradise Lost” (Showtime2 10 p.m., Showtime 1 a.m.)

The Walking Dead “Twice as Far” (AMC 12 a.m.)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

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

VICE Guide to Film “Todd Haynes” (Viceland 6 a.m.) (rerun)

Law & Order “Panic” (TNT 7 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks, Roni!)