Pop Culture Fix: Kelly Marie Tran Is Pretty Sure Her Disney Princess Is a Lesbian

This morning when I woke up my cat Socks was asleep in his smooshy bed with SHE-RA’S SWORD OF PROTECTION. I don’t know when or how, but at some point in some way he tore it out of the hand of the She-Ra action figure on the bookcase and carried it to his bed and snuggled down with it and fell asleep. Cats are such adorable monsters. Anyhoodle, I have prepared for you a piping hot Pop Culture Fix!

+ Raya and the Last Dragon‘s Kelly Marie Tran thinks her Disney princess is gay.

+ Related: Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is a sumptuous fantasy, but it makes a mess of Southeast Asian culture.

+ Ella Hunt is queer, and I love this Twitter thread.

+ Perfect casting — Edie Falco will play Hillary Clinton in Ryan Murphy’s Impeachment: American Crime Story.

+ Pose is ending with season three.

+ Billy Eichner’s got a gay rom-com on the way, and obviously that excites, but not as much excitement as I felt at first when The Cut called it “Let’s Go, Lesbians!”

+ St. Vincent’s new album, Daddy’s Home, drops in May — and here’s the first video.

+ In a new Variety Q&A with Janelle Monáe, she talks about how All In: The Fight for Democracy “motivated her to write a song about how America currently finds itself in mid-turn between a lie and real revolution.”

+ How Viola Davis’ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom look was inspired by Bette Davis’ Baby Jane.

+ Niecy Nash makes me want to define my own career.

+ The invisible artistry of Asian actors.

+ What pop culture still makes you cry?

+ There’s a Party Down revival in the works at Starz.

+ I mentioned in last week’s Pop Culture Fix that Disney has seemingly pulled the plug on the Nimona movie — Collider says Chloë Grace Moretz was set to star, and hope isn’t lost.

+ WWE star Kayla Braxton came out as proudly bisexual.

+ Amber Glenn: America’s bi/pan skating star on coming out and breaking through.

+ The world is becoming more LGBTQ-diverse — TV should catch up.


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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.

Heather has written 1718 articles for us.


  1. ATLA, when Uncle Iroh sings “Leaves from the Vine” on his late son’s birthday still brings the feels every time I see it.

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