Pop Culture Fix: Brandi Carlile Kissing Her Wife in a Technicolor Dreamcoat on the Grammys Red Carpet

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It’s not even lunchtime on Monday and I already feel like I have lived three weeks since I woke up! If anyone has access to the hard reboot button, I’d love to start this day from scratch and with EXTRA COFFEE. In the meantime, here’s your Monday Pop Culture Fix.

+ 19 LGBTQ+ celebs who walked the Grammys red carpet last night, inlcuding Brandi Carlile and her wife, in suits, kissing right on their lesbian mouths!

+ Brandi Carlile crushed her performance at the Grammys in a technicolor dreamcoat.

+ Kacey Musgraves says she’d jump in front of a moving train for the gays.

+ The absolute power of this declaration: Gillian Anderson also hated The X-Files ending and says she’d only consider playing Dana Scully again with brand new writers.

+ Disney corporate president Karey Burke says she supports having “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories.”

+ Why does it make me uneasy when straight women write TV shows about lesbians?

+ The first look at the final (sniffle!) season of Grace & Frankie.

+ Natalie wants you to know that she’s done her research and the daughter in Everything Everywhere All at Once is gay.

+ Candace Parker and National Champion / Player of the Year Aliyah Boston after last night’s game.

+ Inside the trans sex revolution on TV (with a special guest appearance by Drew Gregory!).

+ Sandra Oh and Stephanie Beatriz will be honored at Outfest.

+ Marvel will introduce a Black, Latina or Afro-Latina transgender character in its upcoming Disney Plus series Ironheart.

+ Ethan Coen’s new movie is a lesbian roadtrip film.

+ Here’s your monthly gay streaming guide, curated lovingly by Riese Bernard.

+ How a video game about unpacking gets the bisexual experience spot on.

+ How LGBTQ+ actors are pushing positive rep in Hollywood forward.

+ It’s not every day you get Euphoria, Taylor Swift, and Spike Lee in the same headline.

+ It’s not every day you get a gay op-ed from the Smithsonian Air & Space museum, but here you go! Star Trek and queer identity.

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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 need y’all to settle something. Was Aaliyah Boston shooting her shot with old-ass, married-ass with two kids having-ass Candace Parker, or was it just a fangirl moment? Or both? Her body language in the above clip suggests it was both.

  2. i thought the article about sally wainwright kind of missed the mark by using the language of lesbians having certain personality traits instead of talking about (some) lesbians having a certain culture. not all queer people are culturally queer, but i think for the characters who are it makes sense for the writers to be at least very familiar with that culture and ideally a part of it. on the other hand, i don’t see any reason why a character who isn’t visibly queer and doesn’t have a lot of queer friends or investment in queer community would need to be written by a queer person

  3. Just want to give an enthusiastic plug for Everything Everywhere All At Once, which I found alternately hilarious, poignant, imaginative, and thrilling. The daughter’s queer relationship does not get a ton of screen time, but that queer character is central to the plot and holds her own alongside Michelle Yeoh (no small feat!).

  4. Quote:”Just look at Ryan Murphy promoting great stories about gay men. Where is his female counterpart? (I’ll tell you where she is, she’s in the closet)” Can somebody guess who that could be(who that
    person in the closet is)?

    cause I have no idea, and I consider myself a film nerd…

    Its from the guardian article about straight women writing/ directing lesbian stories.

  5. I might have missed it, but will you guys be recapping the back half of season 2 of The Owl House? The first few episodes are out, and Dana Terrace has been pretty vocal about all the BS at Disney they’ve been facing

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