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.

+ And finally: GIVE DICKENS HER OWN TV SHOW!


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Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, 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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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