You made it to the middle of the week, friends! This week, particularly, that feels like QUITE an accomplishment! Take a little break and enjoy this Pop Culture Fix!
+ Jordan Hull (aka Angelica Porter Kennard from Generation Q) did the cutest interview with Distractify about Hustle. Queen Latifah and Kate Moennig made her time filming in Philly really fun. They sang with her! And took her for cheese steaks!
+ More! Queen Latifah was on the Today Show earlier this week talking about overcoming self-hate, her Emmy hopes for the Equalizer, and her wildest co-stars.
+ Why lesbians and their himbo friends are the best relationships on TV.
+ Eight iconic bi characters who paved the way for better rep.
+ Bachelor in Paradise star Demi Burnett came out as bisexual — and is now opening up about being autistic.
+ What the Queer as Folk reboot is missing.
+ Laci Mosley is so fun!
We sat down with @DivaLaci to discuss her @iCarly character, Harper, and queer representation 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/zEZ9ZV5xch
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) June 20, 2022
+ Another list of queer video games to play during Pride (and beyond)!
+ Marvel’s new trans mutant puts a queer spin on a classic Bond ally.
+ Rhoyle Ivy King has been upped to a series regular for season two of All American: Homecoming.
+ Glee’s pioneering praise always ignored one major problem.
+ The importance of First Kill’s awkward lesbian vampire.
+ It’s TikTok’s world. Can TV live in it?
+ Hacks‘ costume designer on why Deborah Vance’s lesbian cruise outfit required legal to get involved.
+ Here’s to Yellowjackets and the rare TV shows that let teen girls be real, complex people.
+ The Umbrella Academy Showrunner explains why the show and graphic novel are on different lines now.
+ TVLine interviewed Motherland: Fort Salem’s EP about last night’s premiere and the final season.
I finally caught up with Equalizer last season & it’s a pretty good show. She’s really the only Queen that matters imho.
I watched the first season solely for Queen Latifah and found it ok but not really better than your average procedural (although always prefer one where the main character is not a cop!) It particularly grated on me that it supposedly took place in NYC and they didn’t even try to make it look like the city. I’m not sure I’ll continue.
The second season got a little better, but what makes it mostly good for me is Queen Latifah.
The link to famous celebrity lesbian couples — oh my goodness, adorable! 😍 Thanks for sharing the link.
Yes! I did not know about Fiona Shaw!
Honestly I finally watched Yellowjackets and I don’t get why there was so much hype? Like at all? Maybe I spoiled it because I watched The Wilds first and loved it but like…the major plot points and character development of Yellowjackets seems to be ENTIRELY about men in the women’s lives. Like, everything. Spoilers below I guess (but I’m trying to keep it vague)…
The Black lesbian character Taissa isn’t likable at all and her storyline makes no sense? Like, also why do we have to watch the storyline about her being a terrible parent and her relationship being so effed? We never see any chemistry between her and her wife.
I guess I appreciated Van’s character – and they were cute together – but after all the hype I was really expecting…not just another story about what boy’s/men’s feelings do to women.
The Wilds had SOME storylines that were centered on men’s impact but the format of the storytelling meant everything was more tightly focused on the girls’ inner lives, and not as much on how the boys/men in their lives felt. It actually did feel like the teen girls were “real, complex people” to refer back to the headline about Yellowjackets from this roundup…I was rolling my eyes at most of the characters in Yellowjackets because they were so transparent. Boo :(
And I did watch the 2nd season of The Wilds, which I know was different to the first. But still! By that point I really loved the girls! And I felt like they were still carrying the show!