Pop Culture Fix: How Queen Latifah and Kate Moennig Made Jordan Hull Feel at Home on “Hustle”

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!

+ 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.

+ 36 famous lesbian couples.

+ 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.


This! This article you just read wouldn't be possible without support from readers like you. In fact, we wouldn't be here AT ALL without reader support. We keep Autostraddle majority free-to-read, but it isn't free to create! We need YOU to sign up for A+ to help keep this indie queer media site funded. A+ membership starts at just $4/month or $30/year. If you can, will you join?

Join A+

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, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

Heather has written 1379 articles for us.

7 Comments

    • 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.

  1. 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 :(

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!