Pop Culture Fix: Hey, There’s a Secret Lesbian Couple in “Death on the Nile”!

Mid-week! We made it! That feels like a pretty big accomplishment this week, tbh! And here is a Pop Culture Fix as a small reward!

+ I didn’t realize Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders play a lesbian couple in Death on the Nile! Probably because it’s only out in theaters and I’m not gonna risk my life to watch a movie that’s not Captain Marvel 2!

+ Lots of your favorite gay shows, including Wynonna Earp (11) and Sort Of (13), have been nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards.

+ How I Met Your Father has been renewed for a second season.

+ Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, and Regina Hall will emcee the Academy Awards.

+ Get ready for Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror, a four-part docu-series, coming to Netflix.

+ Meet the lesbian co-showrunner queering Star Trek: Discovery.

+ The 2022 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class includes some familiar gay faces.

+ Nine stories from queer figure skaters in their own words.

+ Daisy Ifma, of Netflix’s Twinkleberry, on growing up gay in the UK.

+ More on Twinkleberry, the “gayest ever” IRL class reunion.

+ DC has reintroduced Vixen, and this time she’s queer!

+ The complicated history of LGBTQ+ rep in Doctor Who.

+ The sublime Jeopardy swan song of Amy Schneider.

+ What you need to know about lesbian superhero America Chavez before Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

+ This isn’t gay but I really thought you’d want to know that Roy Kent met Oscar the Grouch.

+ Zoë Kravitz still isn’t over High Fidelity’s cancellation, and frankly neither are we.

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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 think it’s v interesting that the linked article only talks about america’s original (and better imo) backstory! her most recent solo series retconned the entire utopian parallel as a coping strategy she used as a child to make sense of her mothers pushing the boundaries of science to save her life from a disease. there was some speculation that that was an attempt to pave the way for a more MCU-friendly backstory since at the time there was only the one universe. spider-man introduced the multiverse, though, so i maintain hope that we get the utopian princess arc!

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