Happy Pi Day, pals! Are you going to have some pie today? Savory or sweet? I’m going to have KEY LIME! But first, your Monday Pop Culture Fix!
+ Here’s your first look at Elvira in Rob Zombie’s reboot of The Munsters.
+ Netflix has cancelled The Baby-Sitter’s Club, say goodbye to your friends.
+ Élite season five will be here in April.
+ LET’S GO LADIES!
+ ESPN Daily on what we know about the Brittney Griner situation as of right now.
+ 11 LGBTQ+ creators who made Disney what it is today.
+ Brooke Vincent, who played Sophie on Coronation Street, says her first kiss ever was her kiss with Sasha Parkinson, who played Sian Powers.
+ 25 years after Ellen (ha!), is it easier to be gay in Hollywood.
+ Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle presented Brandi Carlile with the HRC Visibility Award at 2022 Human Rights Campaign LA Dinner this weekend; she performed and told a very lovely story about marriage and love not being a lie.
+ The “sapphic pop boom” has been a long time coming.
+ The Power Rangers’ road to queer representation.
+ Disney pauses political donations in Florida, CEO Chapek apologizes for silence over Don’t Say Gay bill.
+ How Katie Mitchell became queer in The Mitchells vs. The Machines.
+ Peaky Blinders’ Amber Anderson has a lot to say about Diana’s sexuality and bisexuality in history more generally.
+ And finally, this isn’t gay, but it feels gay, and is a piece of pop culture news that exists at the exact center of the venn diagram of me and Autostraddle EIC Carmen Phillips.
Dolly Parton wants Beyoncé to cover “Jolene”:
“I think she’s fantastic & beautiful, & I love her music. I would just love to hear ‘Jolene’ done in just a big way, like how Whitney did my ‘I Will Always Love You’ just someone that can take my little songs & make them powerhouses” pic.twitter.com/roB1cirliL
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 12, 2022
I’m very excited for ‘Girls5Eva’, the episode with Gloria and her ex was absolute gold.
My goodness she’s absolutely right. I’m imagining Beyoncé doing Jolene and wow girl, that’d be something
I’m pretty bummed about the Babysitter’s Club being cancelled. The article says it was “only” in the Top 10 streams for a week. I’m surprised that’s not enough for something to get another season, it seems like a high bar.
Happy Pi Day (which is also me and my partner’s anniversary)! Sitting here waiting on her to finish work so we can dig into the chocolate pecan pie that just came out of the oven. 😋
Somehow my main takeaway here is “holy shit I had no idea Whitney Houston’s massive hit song was a Dolly Parton cover”
Even more amazing, she invested the royalties from Whitney’s version into a Black neighborhood! https://www.npr.org/2021/08/02/1023889920/dolly-parton-invested-royalties-from-a-whitney-houston-cover-in-a-black-communit
IIRC, Dolly wrote the song as a farewell to her (then) band…
Noooo! I loved the BSC reboot!
I’m conflicted because I love Elvira but Rob Zombie movies are not my thing.
I’ve read it will be PG-13, so the typical Rob Zombie gore isn’t to be expected !
Might want to keep an eye on it !
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Heartbroken about the BSC. That show is such a soothing, comforting balm that is also genuinely funny and smart and good! It deserved at least one more season to give all the characters a proper send off. Netflix clearly doesn’t give a shit about female stories, especially YA female stories.
Omg Beyonce covering Jolene? YES PLEASE.