Pop Culture Fix: Let’s Fight About Aubrey Plaza’s Best/Worst Movies!

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Friends, hello, and happy Wednesday! Isn’t it weird how this is the first Wednesday of 2022 but also it feels like the 300th Wednesday of 2022 but also like it is still 2020? The only way I can keep track of time at all these days is by the Pop Culture Fix calendar. It’s either Monday, Wednesday, or Who Even Knows, you know?

+ Aubrey Plaza’s ten best films, according to Letterboxd. Happiest Season is the second worst! Somebody wants to fight you! Also, speaking of Aubrey Plaza, what would you call this outfit? Like what is it? Is it a tux? A tux dress?  A too-big tux? I can’t stop staring at it in Getty Images. Kayla says it’s “a shirt-dress with a dress-dress over it and then a blazer-dress over that.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Aubrey Plaza attends the 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards at The Grill & The Pool Restaurants on November 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

+ Too many movies right now are “about trauma.” The Matrix Resurrections actually does the work.

+ Why the Gossip Girl reboot failed.

+ Why is the Sex and the City reboot populated by adults who seem perplexed by everything from politics to their own bodies?

+ Jasmin Savoy Brown and Liv Hewson will be hosting Netflix’s new podcast, The Gay Agenda!

+ Marvel’s official Doctor Strange 2 merch hints that America Chavez will actually be gay in the film.

+ 18 Gen 4 Pokemon that queer people love. (It is true that I love Togekiss!)

+ Are the cool Euphoria teens doing okay?

+ St. Vincent on making room for ‘Daddy’ and taking her ’70s-inspired sound on tour in 2021.

+ Why Becky Hammon had to leave the NBA to become a head coach.

+ The AV Club has an exclusive clip of the new Fraggle Rock!

+ Cardi B. calls homophobes “just ugly.” 

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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. I don’t want any more queerbaiting from the MCU! Make America gay, dammit. They already aged her down so she couldn’t be in love with Kate Bishop, who has off-the-wall chemistry with Yelena, thankfully

  2. Heather Hogan, if i did not believe that you are happily sports-married to Natalie (who is an unparalleled sports-wife), i would be moved to propose as you have once again gifted me with fantastic sports news – not only is Becky Hammon the the new lva coach, but the other guy is now not. so, many happy returns and know that a random internet person thinks you are the very best.

  3. If it wasn’t for Autostraddle, I too wouldn’t know what day it is. I also wouldn’t know all the queer media content coming out like The Gay Agenda podcast! 😍 Thank you so much, Heather! I ❤️ Autostraddle!!

  4. Surprised ‘The Little Hours’ wasn’t on that list. Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and a whole bunch of other hilarious actors/comedians in a weird, saucy, movie based on The Decameron and it’s great! Probably my favorite Aubrey Plaza movie, well, tied with Scott Pilgrim.

  5. Wow. I really loved Emily VanDerWerff’s article about trauma in the new Matrix movie. I highly recommend it for trauma survivors and those who love them. It includes, among other insights, a great description of flashbacks and how they operate, and an amazing metaphor for the ways survivors construct a life to avoid being triggered (my interpretation of her metaphor).

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