Pop Culture Fix: Lady Gaga and Salma Hayek Tried to Lesbian Together in “House of Gucci”

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Did y’all know we have a Pope Francis tag? I didn’t know it until I couldn’t find Monday’s Pop Culture Fix and realized I’d tagged it as “Pope Francis” instead of “Pop Culture” by accident. I’m sure he’s just as excited about the Tig Notaro lesbian rom-com as we are! Anyhoodle, here’s your midweek Pope Francis Fix!

+ Lady Gaga says she and Salma Hayek tried to lesbian together in House of Gucci, but it got cut.

+ Here’s the full convo!

+ In defense of the overlooked Kristen Stewart.

+ Yellowjackets season two is eyeballing an end-of-2022 release date.

+ Yellowjackets creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson have been making the post-finale interview rounds!  At Slate, they name their favorite (wrong) fan theories.

+ Related! The bloody, brutal business of being a teenage girl.

+ Candace Parker’s TED Talk is as great as you knew it would be!

+ The Connecticut Sun are having a Fit-Off — and Jasmine Thomas declared herself the winner, on account of she’s her own stylist and also her fiancée, Natasha Hiedeman’s, stylist.

+ Maria Thattil, a former Miss Universe finalist, came out as bisexual while appearing on the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

+ Maddy Gross on how Rock’s storyline on And Just Like That helped them come out as non-binary.

+ Netflix’s Cheer has an LGBTQ couple in season two.

+ And here is a new Horizon Forbidden West story trailer! Not long now! I honestly can’t remember if Aloy is canonically gay but I know I’m gay and played her gay and she’s voiced by Ashly Burch who has never played a straight character in her life, so.

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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. Makes me sick that Hollywood still passes this tired tropes . Love Lady G, but Salma Hayek would be the most unbelievable lipstick lesbian imaginable.

    Good thing leaving it on the cutting room floor, but it never should have been filmed in the first place.

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