Pop Culture Fix: Beanie Feldstein’s Never Even Heard of Lea Michelle, Stop Asking

AHHH! There’s so much queer pop culture news today! Let’s just get right into it! (I’ve got a standalone coming at you about the WNBA Championship!)

+ Funny Girl star Beanie Feldstein doesn’t “know” Lea Michele “whatsoever.” 

+ Leo Sheng and Jillian Mercado on their Gen Q rom-com romance.

+ Gen Q’s Wilder Yari has joined the CW reboot of 4400.

+ Hannah Gadsby attacks entrenched Netflix exec Ted Sarandos after being referenced in his Dave Chapelle memo.

+ America Ferrera, Tanya Saracho and Gloria Calderón have partnered with HARNESS and the Untitled Latinx Project that they respectively co-founded to create DEAR Hollywood to ensure “greater representation of Latine voices, stories, talent and creativity on both sides of the camera and on set and in the corner offices in the film and TV industry.”


+ WNBA Star Elena Delle Donne reflects on coming out five years later.

+ How TV lied about abortion.

+ How the Batwoman cast created a found family behind the scenes.

+ A new season of Saved By the Bell is on the way.

+ The trailer for Dickinson season three!

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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. I hope your post about the Sky’s WNBA title includes many thoughts about #QueerMarriageGoals Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley winning a championship together against the same team they lost a championship to seven years ago when they were just a lil burgeoning couple, because if you ask me, a diehard Sky fan who saw them win in person last night, that’s the bigger story than hometown hero Candace Parker (although maybe not as big a story as Kahleah Fucking Copper as MVP).

    • I kinda feel like Candace Parker being queer and keeping it quiet (while her girlfriend decidedly has *not*) is a bigger story than the Vanderquigs, personally.

    • no one has to choose, both can get covered :) they seem happy to share/acknowledge each other’s efforts, so it’s an easy suit to follow.

      • But that’s just it: in the W, it’s only the white queer couples that get coverage. This is starting to change with the recent engagements that have come out of the league, but it seems like the only coverage the Black queer players in the W get is when they’re in trouble. Give us Black queer love stories, please!

  2. if you were Mervyn’s, Heather, and this was a 90’s era sale event, i’d be right outside the door saying, “open, open, open…”

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