Pop Culture Fix: Charlize Theron Was Serious About That Lesbian “Die Hard” Remake, Y’all

You know what I was wishing for today? One of those little spray guns they have (had?) at bars that they spritz seltzer out of right into your glass? Wouldn’t that be cool, and then instead of the other buttons being soda, it could be flavors for your seltzer! Maybe I should just crack and get a SodaStream.

+ Charlize Theron really does want to make that lesbian Die Hard, y’all.

+ Gillian Anderson will play Eleanor Roosevelt in the new Showtime First Ladies series.

+ Lee Daniels on Billie Holiday: “Her imperfection is what made her perfect.”

+ Shadow and Act has an exclusive clip of The United States vs. Billie Holiday!

+ Legends of Tomorrow is moving to Sunday to pair with Batwoman when it returns in May.

+ The many cruelties of I Care a Lot.

+ Lorraine Toussaint on She-Ra, Orange Is the New Black, and The Equalizer.

+ The Director’s Guild of America reports, completely unshocklingly, that women of color are still underrepresented behind the camera.

+ In a recent interview, Zendaya balked at the question “What do you like most in a man?” which Drew is calling “a soft coming out.” 😂

+ It’s a Sin and the untold stories of the women in the AIDS crisis.

+ Netflix’s true crime boom is it a dangerous crossroads.

+ The Black women of Star Wars and how they’re represented.

+ Why don’t TV characters have text history?

+ Best tweet of the week?

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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.

Heather has written 1718 articles for us.


  1. I thought Zendaya was already out as some version of “not straight”. I guess it’s just the energy she exudes. LOL

  2. We got a Soda Stream to cut down on plastic seltzer bottles, but stopped using it after a couple of months. It never gave the water the right level of fizz, and the one liter container was too small.

  3. Wynonna Earp in March, Legends in May … little by little, light returns to the world, and bourbon leaves it.


    Speaking of that which was formerly known as the Arrowverse, if anyone was curious about the new “Superman and Lois” series – there are no confirmed queer characters yet, the youth use dark green solo cups at their parties these days, and it remains to be seen if they ever ask Aunt Kara to babysit the twins.

  4. I’m a little disappointed that the showtime series isn’t just about Eleanor Roosevelt. It’ll be cool to see other First Ladies, but more main characters means less chance of Pauli Murray popping up. But they should still have plenty of time for all Eleanor’s gayness.

    Love the Tracie Thoms tweet ❤️

  5. Heather the bar seltzer gun is an absolute dream of mine, I googled it and it was so expensive, ALAS. Sodastreams are ok, but they’re not the same!!!

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