Pop Culture Fix: Did Rebel Wilson Get Bullied Into Coming Out by an Australian Newspaper?

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Happy new week, my friends! Have you ever heard about a pickle sandwich? Which is a sandwich made of pickles, like where the bread part is pickles and the pickles part is pickles and also there’s other sandwich fillings? ‘Cause I just discovered it and already my week is made.

A pickle sandwich where the bread part is actually a pickle!

I hope your week is just a tiny bit brighter ’cause of the pickles and also this Pop Culture Fix!


+ So it turns out Rebel Wilson maybe came out because The Sydney Morning Herald was threatening to out her??? Gross, newspaper!

+ Last night’s Tony Awards were huge for queer theater and Black theater! Six co-creator Toby Marlow became the first nonbinary composer-lyricist to win Best Score. A Stranger Loop — which the NYT calls “a scalding story about a gay, Black theater artist confronting self-doubt and societal disapproval” and RuPaul called “a big, Black and queer-ass musical” — won Best New Musical. And Ariana DeBose went full-on theater kid and won the night with her unreal talent and charisma.

+ Here’s our first look at Megan Thee Stallion in season two of P-Valley.

+ Margaret Cho calls the threats to Roe v. Wade and gay marriage “disgusting.” 

+ Get ready for an ’80s time travel adventure with first look at the Paper Girls TV show.

+ Metrograph’s Muff Dives is “devoted to films that immerse viewers, if only for a scene or two, in social spaces that are now perilously close to extinction: nightspots catering to queer women.” You can even watch from home!

+ Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle are the first queer women pictured in Architectural Digest in bed.

+ Former Christian singer Nicole Serrano comes out as a lesbian and non-binary.

+ This is some seriously excellent allyship: USWNT / Portland Thorns FC star Becky Sauerbrunn is donating $250 for every appearance, $100 for every goal her team scores, and $500 if she’s the one scoring it to Playing For Pride.

+ How Kissing Jessica Stein became a surprise hit 20 years ago.

+ Penny Taylor, former WNBA superstar and wife of Diana Taurasi, used her induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame to call for the release of Brittney Griner.

+ Tom Hiddleston champions bisexual Loki.

+ Behind the visible queerness in women’s sports — and why it matters. (In which Frankie de la Cretaz compares the WNBA to Alice’s chart on The L Word!)

+ Hacks star Hannah Einbinder says being heckled as a bisexual comedian has caused her to have a thicker skin.

+ The Queer as Folk reboot does a kindness to New Orleans’ imperfect real-life queer scene.


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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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12 Comments

  1. This is the same newspaper that outed the participants of the first pride march (Mardi Gras) in 1978, and it’s supposedly the more left-wing of our two major newspapers. Just trash. It makes me so angry.

  2. I’m so glad Rebel took back her story. And the reaction from the press- my goodness! That tells you everything you need to know. It would be so nice if people could just live their lives without their partners being considered gossip.

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