Pop Culture Fix: Janelle Monáe Wants to Play Storm, Preferably in the “Black Panther” Sequel

Feature image via Lupita Nyong’o’s Instagram

A Pop Culture Fix for your Monday, my friends!

+ In an interview with Empire, Janelle Monáe chatted about recording Dirty Computer in Atlanta at the same time Black Panther was filming. She had f Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan ’round, and decided she’d like to be in the sequel: “One of my dreams has always been to play Storm. I don’t know if she comes in Black Panther, but it would be a dream to have her in it. I don’t know where they are with that. A lot of women have played Storm and they’ve done an exceptional job, and I would love to be in that line of artists and get to do Storm justice.wp_postsNow that’s one of my main dreams too! (I don’t know how Storm could fit into this Black Panther, but if not, I’d like to see Janelle originate a new character!)

+ And here are the season four episode titles for Wynonna Earp. I hope “Look at Them Beans” is a whole episode about Nicole and Waverly getting a cat and marveling at its toe beans.

+ Keke Palmer is on the cover of Cosmo this month and the profile by Hunter Harris is wonderful. (Spoiler alert: She loves Love Island as much as you do.)

+ From Emily VanDerWerff over at Vox: The quiet power of Eve Lindley playing a romantic lead on AMC’s Dispatches From Elsewhere.

+ Olympic swimmer Martha McCabe came out last week.

+ Viola Davis’ production company, JuVee, has added a TV component to its overall film deal with Amazon.

+ Quvenzhané Wallis will star in Kevin Durant’s basketball drama”on Apple TV. Expect Natalie and I to have a lot of feelings about it!

+ HBO has cancelled Run after one season.

+ Meet the puppers of Last of Us 2.

+ Which Baby-Sitter’s Club member are you based on your star sign?

+ The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will end after season four.

+ Season two of Ellen Page’s The Umbrella Academy is here.

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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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