Morning Brew – Samira Wiley books new lesbian role in “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Good morning.

ICYMI, out Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek spoke at the DNC yesterday.

Sia‘s number one! Sia’s number one!

Graffiti artist Jessica Sabogal is KQED’s Woman to Watch. A quote on what she does when she doesn’t feel inspired:

“I don’t think I have the luxury of being uninspired. The struggles from living as a lesbian and a woman of color are omnipresent. They never leave. They make a bed in your home. Feeling uninspired is a privilege I do not have. It means the war against my body and what I represent is over. It means there is no anger or fear or hope with which to draw from. So, so long as I am alive and living in a world that is trying to eradicate me, there is work to be done.”

A bisexual woman writes about wanting to see herself and her family in Sci-fi/Fantasy and why it’s not too much to ask.

Admit it: You still want to french Kate McKinnon looking like this.


It’s from Office Christmas Party, and there’s a trailer, too.

In some really amazing news, Samira Wiley has been cast in the lesbian role of Elisabeth Moss‘s best friend, Moira, in Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. Ilene Chaiken is an EP on this project, which will have 10 episodes. You still have plenty of time to read Margaret Atwood‘s novel that it’s based on.

"Nerve" New York PremierePhoto by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic

An interesting read: What’s Missing From the Conversation About Transgender Kids.

What a weird way to advocate for oil.

Hannah Hart has a new show coming to the Food Network. Her six-episode food and travel series will have her heading to a city with a “limited budget determined by the average price to dine out in each city.” 


TFW you announce your first TV show and everyone is as excited as you are.

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Out American Crime Story EP Nina Jacobson joins this Hollywood Reporter drama roundtable.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun)

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) – case/lang/veirs perform

Below Deck Mediterranean marathon (Bravo 8:57 a.m.)

36 Hours marathon (Travel 9 a.m.)

Friday Night Lights “Keeping Up Appearances” (Pivot 9 a.m.) (rerun)
#BlackLove “Miss Independent” (FYI 9 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Buffy (Pivot 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Famously Single “You’re Falling in Love With Me?” (E! 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Women’s Basketball – Team U.S.A. in a pre-Olympics exhibition game in Los Angeles (NBA 12 p.m.) (rerun)

Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 12 p.m.)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 12 p.m.)
House “Holding On” (Universal HD 1 p.m., 8 p.m.) (rerun)
The Hours (Pivot 1:30 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Clarence (Cartoon 2 p.m./2:30 p.m.) (rerun)

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

Survivor’s Remorse “The Night of the Crash” (Starz 3:30 p.m., 1:13 a.m., Starz In Black 6 p.m., 11 p.m.)

Sisterhood of Hip Hop marathon (Oxygen 4 p.m.)
Eulogy (HBO Comedy 4:55 p.m.)

Laurel Canyon (IndiePlex 5:35 p.m.)

Friday Night Lights “Little Girl I Wanna Marry You” (Pivot 6 p.m.) (rerun)

Last Man Standing “Restaurant Opening” (Hallmark 6:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Democratic National Convention coverage (MSNBC 7 p.m.) – With Rachel Maddow

Steven Universe “Kiki’s Pizza Service Delivery; Restaurant Wars” (Cartoon 7 p.m.)

Ray Donovan “Get Even Before Leavin'” (Showtime 7 p.m.)

Sisterhood of Hip Hop “Start From Scratch” (Oxygen 9 p.m.)

Below Deck Mediterranean “That Was Very Greek of Us” (Bravo 9 p.m.)

Scream: The TV Series “The Orphanage” (MTV 10 p.m.)

Famously Single “Wanna Be Saved?” (E! 10 p.m.)
My Giant Life “United States of Lindsay” (TLC 10:02 p.m.)

Hello World! “Joan Jett Presents: Bad Reputation” (Animal Planet 10:02 p.m.)

Roadies “Friends and Family” (Showtime 10:05 p.m., 1 a.m.)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS 12:37 a.m.) – Guest: Tatiana Maslany
How I Met Your Mother “Band or DJ?” (WGN America 1:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “New Moon Rising”/”The Yoko Factor” (Pivot 2 a.m./3 a.m.) (rerun)

Rules of Engagement “Les-Bro” (WGN America 2 a.m.) (rerun)
Kinsey (Starz Cinema 3:55 a.m.)

Buffy “Primeval”/”Restless” (Pivot 6 a.m./7 a.m.) (rerun)

This Is Where I Leave You (MoreMAX 6:10 a.m.)

In Search of Frida Kahlo (Ovation 8 a.m.)
(Thanks, Roni!)