Pop Culture Fix: Kathryn Hahn Is Our New Jo in the “Facts of Life” Live Re-Enactment

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I think I might need to be airlifted out of my house, y’all. I am on a Taylor Swift spiral that’s got me all the way back at “Teardrops On My Guitar.” I need to get it together so I can start investing my emotions in all these lesbian Christmas movies that are coming out, and also in my wedding anniversary, which is today. YOU KEEP ME WISHING ON A WISHING STAR, STACY! Good lord. Here’s your Pop Culture Fix, friends.

+ Kathryn Hahn, Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Anniston and Allison Tolman are doing a Facts of Life live reenactment and Kathryn Hahn is Jo OBVIOUSLY. Here she is clutching Sarah Paulson in a slow dance like her life depends on it.

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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. Considering Kathryn has been a favorite actor of mine since she first started doing films, and when I was a kid, during the original run of THE FACTS OF LIFE, my friends all used to say I looked like Jo, this is exiting news. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Anniversary, dear ones!

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