Pop Culture Fix: First Look Pics of Annette Bening and Jodie Foster in Lesbian Swimmer Biopic Nyad

Happy Full Moon in Pisces! I think it’s also still Mercury in Gatorade, so be safe out there! Here’s your mid-week Pop Culture Fix.

+ Annette Bening and Jodie Foster shine in pics from the forthcoming biopic, Nyad, about lesbian endurance swimmer Diana Nyad. The film is based on Nyad’s memoir, Find a Way, about her life as a sports journalist, openly gay athlete, and the first woman to complete some of the most impressive endurance swims on earth, like swimming around the entire island of Manhattan and swimming from the Bahamas to Florida. Her most famous swim, and probably what a lot of this film covers, is her journey from Cuba to Florida while she was in her 60s. So many sharks! Jodie Foster plays Nyad’s friend and swimming coach, Bonnie Stoll. (Update: It’s been brought to my attention that Diana Nyad has said some really disappointing things about trans women athletes. I’ll make sure whoever reviews this film is aware and can offer it the critique it deserves.)

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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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  1. It seems like a strange fit for you all to promote the Nyad movie without also talking about how she has been out here being vocally anti-trans and spouting terf talking points around trans people’s access to sports. :/

    • Hi Janey, I didn’t realize she’d been doing that. How infuriatingly disappointing! I will make a note in this post with a link to that information and also make sure whoever reviews this movie knows it too.

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