Pop Culture Fix: CW’s New “Gotham Knights” Is Gifting Us a Blue-Haired Bisexual

When I read this headline this morning, I thought at first it was talking about a whole new movie called Encanto: No Time to Die, and I was like, “Oh wow Lin-Manuel Miranda is really branching out.” Alas, it’s just the name of two different movies. ANYWAY, here is your mid-week Pop Culture Fix!


+ The CW’s new superhero show, Gotham Knights, by CW’s favorite lesbian writer Natalie Abrams will have a bisexual character OBVIOUSLY: “Harper Row … [a] streetwise, acerbic and often underestimated, the blue-haired bisexual is a gifted engineer who can fix anything.”] It lands on October 25th! Harper will be played by Fallon Smythe.

+ Watching Euphoria makes Jodie Comer feel like she’s a hundred years old too.

+ How Jeopardy! star Amy Schneider fell in love with her new fiancee Genevieve Davis.

+ Inventing Anna’s lazy girlboss revenge fantasy.

+ Well I for one yelped when the trailer for the new season of Good Trouble kicked off with Lena and Stef.

+ We are living in a golden age of actors doing wild accents.

+ ESPN is launching a WNBA fantasy league!!!!!!

+ Speaking of the WNBA, we’ve updated our Brittney Griner post with as much information as we have right now about her being held by Russian authorities.

+ Disney employees are furious the company won’t denounce Florida’s Don’t Say1 Gay bill. (You will remember that Disney DID denounce Georgia’s homophobic legislation in 2016, which is a huge deal due to Marvel filming so much in Atlanta, and makes this Florida thing especially weird and gross!)

+ Never Have I Ever has been renewed for a fourth and final season.

+ And finally, a special message from Bette Porter.


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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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7 Comments

  1. I’m going to reserve judgement on Gotham Knights. The CW’s track record is kind of spotty. Avalance is great on Legends, but I still remember the Zarlie fiasco. Josie’s love life on Legacies was just appalling. And I don’t think that I need to elaborate on Supergirl.

    • I’m just really happy this show doesn’t exist in the Arrow-verse, I’m kind of done with it, apart from ‘Legends of Tomorrow’. We desperately need a fresh start! I think Natalie having a clean slate will definitely help.

  2. Oh they’re bringing in Harper Row? That’s neat. I’ve been very iffy about that show based off the description. Especially because you’re doing a show about the children of Batman villains and Stephanie Brown isn’t going to be one of them? Come on now. Maybe this could turn out good but I guess we’ll see.

  3. As of an hour ago, the New York Times just reported that Disney’s CEO just took a stand against the Don’t Say Gay bill and will be meeting with DeSantis. It’s a little fucking late, but hopefully since FL runs on Disney money this will have some leverage.

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