Pop Culture Fix: Surely Jennifer Beals Will Guest Star in Angela Robinson’s “Flashdance” TV Show

Hello, here is your Monday Pop Culture Fix

+ When I read Paramount+ was making a Flashdance reboot TV series, I was like, “Eh, I don’t know” — but then I read Angela Robinson will be helming it and I was like, “WELL YES OF COURSE!” Jennifer Beals will have to guest star, right? Angela Robinson directed so much The L Word. (One of our favorite running jokes about how straight people find Autostraddle is by Googling “What happened to that woman from Flashdance?”)

+ Niecy Nash is getting her own daytime TV talkshow!

+ The LGBTQ musical romantic comedy podcast of your dreams.

+ The best horror movies of 2020.

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+ Samira Wiley on portrating Lorraine Hansberry in Equal.

+ A virtual Hocus Pocus Halloween takeover?! SOLD!

+ Schitt’s Creek is now the most streamed TV show.

+ Sarah Cooper’s Netflix special will include: Whoopi Goldberg, Megan Thee Stallion, Helen Mirren, Jon Hamm, Ben Stiller, Maya Rudolph, Marisa Tomei, Jane Lynch, Fred Armisen, Aubrey Plaza, Jonathan Van Ness, Connie Chung, Danielle Brooks, Eddie Pepitone, Marcella Arguello, Jordan Black, Tommy Davidson, and Winona Ryder.

+ Amber Ruffin is done with people pretending they can’t pronounce “Kamala Harris.”

+ The L Word: Generation Zoo.

+ Welp, Quibi’s done.

+ Related: COVID didn’t kill Quibi, and it won’t kill Peak TV.

+ Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit makes chess mesmerizing. Really!

+ The new adaptation of The Witches is almost too much fun.

+ Miley Cyrus announces new album Plastic Hearts coming in November.

+ Sorry, Carol, I’ve got a new favorite Christmas movie.

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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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    • Came here to add these pics. This movie has killed me, these pics have killed me again, and I am writing this comment from the grave. I am so gay for Victoria Pedretti …. and Amelia Eve, but less sure if she is, you know, and I’m trying to stop crushing on potentially-straight women.

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