Pop Culture Fix: Fox Cannot Be Serious About Making More Glee

I spent the weekend trying to get various people in my life to bite on the conspiracy theories I’ve been forming about which WNBA players are dating each other, but no one would bite! Luckily, on Friday, Laneia told Natalie and I that Ari Chambers is dating Amanda Zahui B. and that held me over. Also of course I engaged in my second gayest pastime of listening to Kacey Musgraves’ new album on repeat.


+ Anyway my weekend was almost completely ruined when Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn told Deadline he’d “love to do more” Glee, and: “We always welcome celebrating our iconic shows and revisiting those with surprising takes and new approaches so, especially in this crowded market, we’re always open to reinventing our best IP with some of our favorite partners.”

The only Glee reboot I want to hear about is called Quinn’s Revenge and it’s 90 minutes of Quinn “Pink Hair Don’t Care” Fabray exacting vengeance on everyone who wronged her during the original series, and the whole time she’s singing like, “I say a little prayer (for retribution)” and blowing stuff up.

+ Lil Nas X thanked “the gay agenda” during his VMAs win last night.

+ Also, Normani, which was either “bisexual vibes” or “queerbaiting” depending on which tweets you read.

+ The rumors are running wild that Michaela Coel will play queer Dora Milaje captain Aneka in Wakanda Forever.

+ Life Is Strange’s Alex Chen is a chaotic bisexual.

+ An 11-minute queer Muslim rom-com that is definitely worth your time!

+ Chelsea Steiner found a Bound easter egg in the Matrix Resurrections trailer.

+ HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot is coming back for a second season.

+ From Sarah Lawrence’s L.R. Staples over at Study Breaks —Muscular Women And High Stakes: Why Lesbians Love Sci-Fi, Fantasy And Horror: “This seems like a strange uniting passion, especially since all three genres are some of the most male-dominated forms of storytelling, but this detail is actually crucial to the cultural phenomenon that is lesbians’ appreciation of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.”

+ Ridley Jones is the latest kids show with queer and trans characters.

+ A groundbreaking sci-fi comedy feature about artists that become cross-species with fungus in order to survive is now raising money on Kickstarter and highly recommended by Drew!

+ Here’s the Nancy Drew season three trailer.

+ Niecy Nash and her jumpsuits are back in the season four CLAWS trailer!

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8 Comments

  1. Raven’s been in two link round ups now and the phrasing here seems a little misleading, what she said was “The reason I said no wasn’t because I wasn’t proud of who I was” and that she thought of Raven as a character separate from herself and she didn’t want/need to blur those lines with her identity, the double negative is a little confusing but her point wasn’t that she was ashamed

  2. I am so tired of accusing real people of queerbaiting!!!! A real person does not owe anyone a specific gender or sexuality and it’s not the same as a TV show hinting at queer content and not following through. People don’t owe you a specific follow through, even if they’re performers/celebrities. Either they’re on their own journey toward coming out or they did some gay shit on stage (or on social media or WHEREVER!) and both options aren’t really our business. I personally welcome gay shit at the VMAs whether it’s “real” or not.

    • Fetishization of lesbians or sapphic women is a tired trope. Queerbaiting might not be the right term since it’s being applied to real people, but we can’t act like straight (or artists who haven’t indicated otherwise) female artists don’t pretend to be bi or into girls to be more appealing to their male audiences. Or we can pretend like the Madonna kiss, Katy Perry’s song and other female artists claiming to be into women to get popular and saying they were joking later didn’t happen. Normani could be queer, celebrities don’t have to come out, sure, but there is an important history here and everything an artist does on stage (and arguably with their public persona in this day and age via social media, appearances, ads) is open to critique and discussion and is absolutely the business of the audience; it’s the nature of art, especially performance based art.

  3. Heather, just be very — very — careful what you wish for

    “The only Glee reboot I want to hear about is called Quinn’s Revenge and it’s 90 minutes of Quinn “Pink Hair Don’t Care” Fabray exacting vengeance on everyone who wronged her during the original series, and the whole time she’s singing like, “I say a little prayer (for retribution)” and blowing stuff up.”

  4. I’m simply not mentally or emotionally strong enough to weather a Gleeboot. I’m still waking up in a cold sweat wondering why Quinn tearfully asked whether Rachel was singing to Finn and only Finn like once a month.

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