Pop Culture Fix: Ariana DeBose Is Making a Bisexual Rom-Com Like “My Best Friend’s Wedding”

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Okay wow I had no idea how interested y’all would be in my robot eyeball massager! I didn’t link it last time because I didn’t want to seem like your straight friends from high school who are peddling pyramid scheme supplements on Facebook! Okay and here it is. And also here is your first Pop Culture Fix of the week!


+ Ariana DeBose will star in and executive produce Two And Only, with a screenplay by Latina LGBTQ+ writer Jen Rivas-DeLoose. Deadline describes it as “My Best Friend’s Wedding with a bisexual Latinx POV.”

+ Looks like Prime’s rolling out the key art for the new (and gay!) A League of Their Own series with BASEBALL CARDS! We don’t know who all’s gonna be gay here yet, but we do know Rosie’s back and she owns a bar, and that there’s women named Carson, Max, and Jo, and that the series plans to “lean hard” into conversations about sexuality and racism

+ Hari Nef has joined Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie, which is a thing I still cannot believe is going to exist.

+ Jodi Balfour is joining Ted Lasso for season three! MAKE REBECCA GAY, JODI!

+ Lily Tomlin on insult comedy, the Oscars and her upcoming Tom Brady movie (wut??)

+ Stephanie Beatriz is on Nicole Byer’s podcast, Why Won’t You Date Me?, talking about Encanto, awards shows, and bisexual erasure.

+ Alexandra Billings is redefining what’s possible for trans actors.

+ Annette Benning and Jodie Foster are playing lesbian long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad and her partner Bonnie in the upcoming movie NYAD and wow wow wow this on-set photo is gaaaay.

+ Kiernan Shipka wants to make a Sally Draper spin-off which isn’t really gay news but also is definitely gay news ’cause there’s no way Sally Draper didn’t figure out she’s queer.

+ Have we lost patience for prestige TV?

+ Related: This is one of the best things I’ve read about the Killing Eve finale, the ending of which I truly just hated, but have mostly kept quiet about because I didn’t want to get whipped up into a frenzy like some meringue, so I needed some time to really process it all. Anyway: Killing Eve chose cruelty, by Angelica Jade Bastién over at Vulture.

+ Legacies, Legends, and Batwoman are the bubble shows fans want renewed.

Oh ho ho and here’s so many trailers.

+ Too little Tessa, but HELLO ALSO!

+ Hulu’s new series, A Conversation With Friends, is about “relationships that can’t be defined” — so obviously it’s gay, and there’s a new Phoebe Bridgers song attached to it, so it’s sad and longing too, which is also G A Y.

+ The final trailer of the final season of Grace and Frankie. 😭

+ Want a trailer for Hacks season two? Of course you do!

+ Meet the queens of All-Stars 7!


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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, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

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10 Comments

  1. Heather! Thanks for posting the article on Vulture about Killing Eve. I agree with their perspective and yours. I do agree that original show was about V and E but then it turned into the Carolyn show, which is something I do not agree with. Anyways, thanks for sharing your thoughts on it, as it too took me a while to process all of my feelings about it.

  2. Do you guys know there’s a trailer for the extremely gay film Crush that comes out next week? I keep expecting to see some mention of it in these roundups and now I’m wondering if I’ve actually just hallucinated the entire thing

    • One in America or wherever who hasn’t seen it yet…

      Trying not to spoil anything.

      But c’mon y’all THE DOCTOR CANON LIVED YAZ AND I NEED SPACE TO SCREAM ABOUT IT.

      THOUGH whoever decided to start the finale trailer like they did is my enemy.

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