Morning Brew – “Ghostbusters” director talks Kate McKinnon’s character’s sexual identity

Good morning!

In ridiculousness, Victoria Beckham posted a photo kissing her daughter and trolls are saying it looks like they are making out.

Radar “reports” on Whitney Houston‘s secret relationship with Robyn Crawford.

Looks likes lesbian partnerships are more likely to dissolve than those of gay males.

Remembering Australia’s 70s gay scene, including the lesbian bar, Ruby Reds.

Ghostbusters director Paul Feig was asked about Kate McKinnon‘s swagger-sexy character of Jillian in the new film, and if she identifies as a lesbian. Here was his answer:

“I hate to be coy about it. But when you’re dealing with the studios and that kind of thing…” He shrugs apologetically.

“You know, Kate is who she is and I love the relationship between Kate and Melissa’s characters,” he says. “I think it’s a very interesting, close relationship. If you know Kate at all she’s this kind of pansexual beast where it’s just like everybody who’s around her falls in love with her and she’s so loving to everybody she’s around. I wanted to let that come out in this character.”

“I wasn’t like, ‘And now you should wink at them.’ This is stuff that is coming out of Kate! That’s why you connect with those characters. They’re playing versions of themselves. That’s what makes a comedic actor fantastic, when that personality comes out. That’s why it’s so terrible when writer-directors say, ‘Stick to the script!’ Why would you hire these people who have these enormous personalities and then just cut them off?”


So the answer, in true Hollywood fashion, is it’s all about the subtext. Where are all these kids getting the idea that being gay is still not OK!?!

Speaking of Kate, she was on Seth Meyers last night, talking about her cat.

Look at all these beautiful, strong, talented U.S. Women’s Soccer Team headed to Rio!

That’s right! Megan Rapinoe is (mostly!) recovered and ready to go.

Ellen Page and Samantha Thomas are adorable together, per usual.

Mary Lambert and Michelle Chamuel co-wrote “Hang Out With You” and the video is adorable.

There’s a new B.S. study about same-sex parents that is full of inaccuracies.

Grand Theft Auto is getting gayer with this new Pride mod.

Join a bunch of fun gals in Galveston, Texas at the end of September for Plezzure Island.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun)

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

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

The Big Interview “Jane Lynch” (AXS TV 9:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Saturday Night Live (Comedy Central 10:18 a.m.) (rerun)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Buffy “Nightmares” (Pivot 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Maron “The Geographic” (IFC 11 a.m.) (rerun)

WNBA Basketball – Los Angeles at Chicago (NBA 12:30 p.m.)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 1 p.m.) (rerun)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

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

Clarence (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Chopped “Chopped Champions: Battle 1, Best of the Best” (Food Network 4 p.m.) (rerun)

Last Man Standing “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (CMT 5 p.m.) (rerun)
Friends “The One Where Old Yeller Dies” (TBS 5:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (FXM 8 p.m., 11:30 p.m.)

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

Maron “The Bookstore”/”Bookend” (IFC 9 p.m.)

Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 9 p.m.)
Pretty Little Liars “Hit and Run, Run, Run” (Freeform 10 p.m.)

Survivor’s Remorse “How to Build a Brand”/”The Decisions” (Starz Encore 10 p.m./10:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Gaycation With Ellen Page “Brazil” (Viceland 10:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Nurse (Syfy 11 p.m.)

E:60 (ESPN2 12 a.m.) – An Orlando women’s football player describes the scene at the Pulse nightclub shooting
Buffy “Beer Bad”/”Wild At Heart” (Pivot 2 a.m./3 a.m.) (rerun)

Eulogy (HBO Comedy 2:25 a.m.)

Kinsey (Starz Cinema 2:35 a.m.)
White Collar “Brass Tracks”/”Empire City” (Universal HD 4 a.m./5 a.m.) (rerun)
Law & Order: CI “Lonelyville” (We 4 a.m.) (rerun)
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter “Comedy Actresses” (Sundance 4:30 a.m.) – With Lily Tomlin

Buffy “The Initiative”/”Pangs” (Pivot 6 a.m./7 a.m.) (rerun)

White Collar “Shoot the Moon”/”The Original” (Universal HD 8 a.m./9 a.m.) (rerun)

The Today Show (NBC 7 a.m.) – Guest: Kate McKinnon

Live With Kelly – Guests: Kristen Stewart, Kate McKinnon