Here you go! One pipin’ hot Pop Culture Fix for your Wednesday!
+ Okay so! Javicia Leslie, our Batwoman, is coming back to the Arrowverse for the final season of The Flash to play a “mystery role.” Entertainment Weekly says that “details about her role and how many episodes Leslie will appear in are being kept top secret for now” — but our super sleuths Carmen and Valerie figured out exactly who she’ll be playing. It’s going to be — SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER — Red Death, which, um, should be interesting? I swear to Beebo they better not tarnish Ryan Wilder’s legacy IN ANY WAY. Also, though, I will be so so glad to see Javicia back on my TV where she belongs.
+ Phoebe Bridgers is on the cover of Teen Vogue talking about abortion, Me Too, the misogyny of the music industry, and the importance of queer representation. This is an excellent quote: “Bridgers has spoken to many outlets about her affection for her fans, many of whom are young and queer. She told the Tampa crowd, ‘I like going to places with an especially f**ked-up government, because the youth is so angry and cool.'”
+ Midori Francis covers In Style this week, talking about her role on Grey’s Anatomy, Sandra Oh’s influence, and queer rep on-screen.
“I think that the more that we can show all different types of people falling in love, making mistakes, being attached to the plot — when they become the main character, you’re forced to empathize with them,wp_postsshe explains. “If it’s placing somebody in a corner into this small role, like a queer person and an Asian person, it’s very easy to keep whatever idea or bias you have against them in your head. I think it’s [about] just building these strong bonds of empathy between all of us.”
+ And finally, some Brittani Nichols links! First, an interview over at Shondaland about writing on Abbott Elementary. And second, an appearance on June Thomas’ Working podcast!
I’m doing podcasts again. I know everyone noticed that for ~two years I couldn’t handle the concept of “guesting” on a “podcast” but I’ve obviously returned with a vengeance and am on Working talking about the Abbott Elementary writers room. https://t.co/jSFFgKW8Bl
— Brittani Nichols (@BisHilarious) October 25, 2022