Pop Culture Fix: Get Ready for “Crush,” Hulu’s New “Very Gay” Rom-Com

Well, Birder King TV has overtaken Bird Bonanza TV at our house, and Socks loves it so much — especially the ones where chipmunks squabble over peanuts — that he got some new accessibility stairs so he can get close to his new wildlife pals, safely. (He has an accessibility ramp, but it’s better as a transition aid to get up and down; the stairs allow him to really lounge around and enjoy his shows!)

Two cats sit on top of accessibility stairs in front of a TV

And now onto your favorite TV in your mid-week Pop Culture Fix!

+ I’m ready, are you ready? Here’s Hulu’s official description of it’s new gay rom-com, Crush: “When an aspiring young artist is forced to join her high school track team, she uses it as an opportunity to pursue the girl she’s been harboring a long-time crush on. But she soon finds herself falling for an unexpected teammate and discovers what real love feels like.”

+ Please enjoy this gay tour of Ariana DeBose’s gay cottage that she shares with her gay partner Sue Makkoo.

+ Here’s the Elite season five trailer with some of your favorite gays.

+ Did you see Elliott Page’s new trans character in Umbrella Academy?

+ Dianna Agron remembers Naya Rivera, her “first friend” on the Glee set.

+ Disney calls for the repeal of the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law it helped fund.

+ The trailer for season three of A Black Lady Sketch Show is just what I needed for a mid-week boost in my morale!

+ Anno: Mutationem apparently has a “simmering lesbian romance.”

+ Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart’s lead writer confirms that Rivet is a lesbian.

+ How to watch Benedetta, the lesbian nun movie that people can’t stop talking about.

+ Where [the fuck] is Brittney Griner?

+ Lady Gaga does not want to get coffee with Caitlyn Jenner.

+ Hey and also a trailer for Only Murders in the Building, now with 100% more
Cara Delevingne.

+ Batwoman’s third season is heading to HBO Max which gives me hope that’s why we haven’t heard about season four on the CW. Move it to HBO and let‘s go! Tell me my news I need to hear!

+ And finally, this isn’t gay, but I am, so what am I going to do? NOT swoon over it? Psh.

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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. i love the socks updates!! sharky recently discovered how to get from the floor to the tv stand by the most circuitous route (dining chair to short shelf to tall shelf to stand) and i think she’s ready for bird tv

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