Pop Culture Fix: JoJo Siwa Calls Candace Cameron Bure’s Traditional Marriage TV “Embarrassing” & “Rude”

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I have the hiccups so bad! Someone please jump out from behind a wall and scare them out of me! And then please enjoy your mid-week Pop Culture Fix.

+ Full House actor Candace Cameron Bure has left Hallmark for some network called Great American Family. With a name like that, you know its main goal is to UPHOLD THE VALUES OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE, which is apparently a phrase people are still using to describe straight marriage. She says she doesn’t want to tell gay stories because she wants to focus on TV and movies that “have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them.” Also she wanted to work with people who “love the Lord” and “promote faith programming.” JoJo Siwa has chimed in on her nemesis’ latest homophobic baloney, calling it “hurtful and rude”; and, later, on her Stories, “embarrassing.” Hilarie Burton had a feeling about her little declaration too.

+ How Keke Palmer invented Keke Palmer.

+ We’ve got another nonbinary robot amongst us! It’s Nightshade, in the new Transformers series. Optimus Prime is obviously just fine with it!

+ The P-Valley team talks about how they approached Black stories of the pandemic.

+ Hem hem.

+ Candace Parker will be back for at least one more WNBA season! (DT too.)

+ Related: Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles cover AdWeek this week. Plus! A double interview!

+ A queer writer asked to borrow Lizzo’s dress on TikTok. Here’s what happened next.

+ Princess Diaries 3 is in the works. You’re probably wondering how this is gay, and okay, I will tell you. #1) Raven was in the sequel. 2) Chris Pine ruined this sequel the same way he ruined the bisexual Wonder Woman sequel. And that’s math!

+ Melissa King’s new series, Tasting Wild, has landed on Hulu!

+ Okay this is the best thing I’ve listened to in a long time. In the second chapter of NPR’s  documentary series, Screening Ourselves, host Aisha Harris talks queer villains, erotic noir, and 90s pulp. Yes, it’s Basic Instinct and the backlash!

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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. the way I get rid of hiccups is to take a deep breath and then sort of push the air down. I don’t know how to explain it really, but you sort of relax your stomach and have the air in your lungs put pressure on your diaphram and then you hold it like that for a couple of seconds and then release (and then take a breath, because you had to hold it for that). repeat if necessary (it usually isn’t)

  2. Are there any plans for an article on Warrior Nun? Its just that this new second season has had some great representation (don’t want to spoil too much), and being on Netflix, its got a real struggle on its hands for being renewed.
    In short, the show needs all the viewers it can get, and since it seems right up the alley of many site regulars, spreading the word on Autostraddle seems like win-win for all.

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