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This is one of my favorite weeks of the year! Time loses all meaning and we all exist in a kind of holigay haze until the New Year! I hope you get some time to rest and recharge. Here’s a Pop Culture Fix for your Monday.
+ Right after we all closed our laptops for Christmas weekend, the jury in the trial of Tory Lanez found him guilty of the July 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion in the Hollywood Hills. Autostraddle Editor in Chief Carmen Phillips ran down the details of the trial in her Also.Also.Also column last week. The jury convicted him on all three charges: assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence. After the verdict, NPR’s Louder Than A Riot senior producer Gabby Bulgarelli and It’s Been a Minute host Brittany Luse got together to talk about why, when Lanez was guilty, did it always seem like Meg was on trial. It’s been a common and important refrain throughout the trial, especially in the toxic tub of endless misogynoir on social media. Luse, who, also reported from inside the courtroom, weighed in on what the verdict could mean for Black women going forward. To quote Carmen: “Love to Megan thee Stallion, now and forever.”
+ Collider says Generation Q Shane has changed for the better (For good? Like some kind of Elphaba?)
+ Which reminds me of my favorite tweet of December. (Favorite non-cat tweet.)
you gotta hand it to greta gerwig for simply refusing to make films about regular-sized women pic.twitter.com/zKJMS8sZ4m
— father john musty (@aljashamus) December 18, 2022
+ The Los Angeles Times has an inside look at that kiss scene between Jade and Kit on last week’s Willow. But they don’t know everything! They don’t know I’ve watched it eleventy times!
+ I love this! Lashana Lynch on discovering Miss Honey is a queer icon after signing on to play her in Matilda the Musical. That’s two queer icons she’s accidentally played now! The other one, of course, being Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel.