Pop Culture Fix: America Chavez Arrives in the “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Trailer

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Marvel got you some America Chavez and so let’s just get right into this Pop Culture Fix!

+ AAAAAHHHHH!!! (Also: Team Wanda IDGADF)

+ Jada Pinkett Smith is a dazzling thief in first look at The Equalizer guest appearance.

+ Here’s a first look at the new season of Russian Doll (finally!).

+ Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies is coming to Paramount+.

+ Hayley Kiyoko is still fighting for queer rep on-screen.

+ Stephanie Beatriz tackles cult-obsessed true love in a new podcast.

+ LOL what! Carol and Susan have been erased from Friends in China.

+ Related: The Sims wedding pack won’t be sold in Russia because it’s too gay.

+ Why Bound is the perfect queer Valentine’s film.

+ Jessica Jones is leaving Netflix. (If you’re caught up on Hawkeye, I’d love to hear your speculation about whether or not Jessica Jones will come to the proper MCU.)

+ The AV Club’s counting down TV’s most toxic relationships and the gay one you think is on there is not on there (but there is a gay one on there!).

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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. Hooray for Russian Doll! I was starting to think the show was gonna just fade into that abyss of fantastic but only one season programs. Thanks for the news Heather! Also I loved the article on bound. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! However you celebrate! (It’s okay if part of you think it’s a semi capitalist lie but still want chocolate. That’s me too right now.)

  2. i am indeed caught up on Hawkeye and i would love for them to tackle the ‘kate kind of works with/kind of interns for dysfunctional PI jessica jones’ arc from the kelly thompson run! i think their dynamic (esp if they use the existing krysten ritter jess) would be funny and delightful

    also re: america chavez, can’t believe i’ve adopted a new child! i care So Little about stephen strange i can’t even put words to it but between baby america and wanda, i might have to watch this

    • YES! I would *love* that. Just imagine how baffled Jessica would be CONSTANTLY by Kate.

      Also this is exactly what I have been saying about Dr. Strange all day. Stacy keeps being like “It looks like they’re making Wanda the villain” and I keep being like “Don’t care, still rooting for her!”

      • motormouth kate bishop who runs on sunshine and optimism meeting jessica ‘if you speak to me before i have my morning whiskey i won’t be responsible for my actions’ jones and then! then they have to TEAM UP! perfect world really

  3. I’m totally here for my boy Stephen Strange. He gets so much hate online and yet he’s the one who suffered the most in order to save the universe (going through thousands of deaths in the first movie, looking through millions of alternate realities in Infinity War, losing loved ones in the process, etcetera…)

    And I also can’t wait his relationship with America Chavez.😁

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