Pop Culture Fix: Like You, Kate McKinnon Makes Jokes to Deal With Her Own Anxiety

Here’s your midday Pop Culture Fix, friends!


+ Kate McKinnon is one of six creative leaders in comedy honored for Variety‘s 2021 Power of Women. In her cover profile, she talks as candidly as I’ve ever heard her talk, even about how she uses comedy to cope with social anxiety.

+ Tig Notaro’s next comedy special will be fully animated.

+ In Emily VanDerWerff’s newsletter today, she published an essay from Cameron Wolff called Euphoria, Jules Vaughn, and what happens when a trans woman goes to therapy. It’s great!

+ BORING.

+ Tuca & Bertie season two will premiere on Adult Swim.

+ Girls5Eva is all of us, even queer viewers.

+ The Rachel/Dana will they/won’t they is reaching fever pitch in Mythic Quest.

+ Chyler Leigh on her Supergirl directing debut and her notes for young Alex.

+ What the sexual violence of Game of Thrones begot.

+ Hannah John-Kamen will play Joey Soloway’s Red Sonja (the bloody bisexual Xena of comic books).

+ Batwoman‘s Wallis Day teases a more sadistic Kate Kane.


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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, 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 1359 articles for us.

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