Pop Culture Fix: Amber Benson Creates a New Spike-Centric Buffy Story for Audible

Here’s your Monday Pop Culture Fix, my friends! I hope your day is as wonderful as you are!

+ Buffy cast set to reunite on Audible for a new Spike-centric tale set 20 years after the finale. The story was written by Amber Benson, directed by Amber Benson, and will also star Amber Benson!

+ Suranne Jones’ Vigil has sold to Peacock for a second season.

+ Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween has announced its spooky October line-up.

+ Lorraine Hansberry’s queer archive.

+ Exploring sexual politics in Park Chan-wook film The Handmaiden.

+ Billboard’s Queer Jams of the Week includes new music from Demi Lovato, K.Flay, Vagabon, and more.

+ Horror film director Mariama Diallo on her latest project The Other Black Girl. (Nic’s got a full review coming at you Thursday!)

+ Julia Fox designs fashion competition series for NBCUniversal from Queer Eye producer.

+ Sophie Dupuis wasn’t ready to call herself queer — but making her film Solo changed everything.

+ TIME100 Next List is full of queer and nonbinary icons.

+ See the full line-up of films for this year’s NewFest in NYC.

+ 7 horror movies that aren’t too scary for wimpy queers. (It’s me, hi, I’m the wimpy queer, it’s me.)

+ Barbie is officially more financially powerful than The Avengers.

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Uhh… read that Inside the Magic article you posted and you’ll see that it’s not actually suggesting that bisexual Mirabel is a possibility.

    Inside the Magic is a pseudo-fake site known to publish clickbait Disney headlines in an almost Fox News-like manner to grab attention and then later reveal that it was all hyperbole (see: “Beloved Disneyland Attraction CLOSING” when a snack stand is being refurbished for two weeks, or “SELENA GOMEZ CANCELLED” when an episode of her podcast featuring a Disney star was simply cancelled due to the star’s unavailability). Its comment section is also a noted hotbed of unmoderated homophobic and transphobic vitriol, so there’s that too.

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