Pop Culture Fix: D.E.B.S. Icon Meagan Good Will Headline Amazon’s New Gay Comedy, Harlem

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Oh my gosh, y’all! You turned the last Pop Culture Fix into fish puns ’cause of my dad joke and you absolutely made my entire day. I laughed out loud every time a new email notification came through. Thank you. Here is your first link round-up of the week!

+ Okay now this is something to get excited about! Meagan Good — who will always and forever be beloved as Max from D.E.B.S. to me — is headlining a new Amazon comedy called Harlem from the team that brought us Girls Trip. And it’s gonna be gay! “Tye (Good Trouble‘s Jerrie Johnson) is ‘a successful, queer dating-app creator who prefers keeping vulnerability —and romantic partners— at arm’s length.”

+ Over at Black Girl Nerds: Paula Patton on the sacrifice of being a boss.

+ I feel like I’ve been crying over the ending up Supergirl for a full month and THIS IS NOT HELPING (but also I love it).

+ Glennon Doyle is an hilarious advocate for non-runners everywhere as Abby Wambach completes the New York City Marathon.

+ Derry Girls’ wee lesbian is back!

+ 17 thoughts Emma Specter over at Vogue had about Kristen Stewart’s engagement to Dylan Meyer.

+ The CW’s midseason premiere dates are here. For your particular interest, Nancy Drew’s back on January 7th, Naomi premieres on January 11th, Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman are back on January 12th Legacies is back on January 27th, All American lands again on February 21st, Riverdale is March 6th and Charmed is March 11th. WHEW!

+ You know what else is coming back soon? Grace and Frankie now with ONE HUNDRED PERCENT MORE DOLLY PARTON!

+ And also, Fantasy Island, a little show everyone else seemed pretty meh about but that I really loved.

+Janet Mock will direct the Elizabeth Banks-produced International Sweethearts of Rhythm. No plot details yet!

+ Molly Knox Ostertag on The Owl House, Darkest Night, and mainstream queer rep.

+ Distractify wants to know they’re not the only ones going berserk for Sophie and Ryan on Batwoman. Y’ALL! WE ARE GOING BERSERK TOO! WE LOVE THEM!

+ Angelina Jolie says anyone who wants to ban Eternals over the gay characters is “ignorant.”

+ As Lifetime debuts its lesbian rom-com, Hallmark looks to a more inclusive 2022.

+ Jodie Comer on closing the chapter on Villanelle.

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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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