Pop Culture Fix: Looks Like Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn Will Be Bisexual

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Happy final day of the Elite Eight, friends! After tonight, we’ll have our Women’s Final Four set! I’m squeeeaaking by in the lead of our Autostraddle bracket competition, but shea is hot on my heals! I think they’ll move into the lead if Ohio State wins tonight! In the meantime, how about some queer pop culture news?

+ So! As you know, Lady Gaga is playing Harley Quinn opposite Joaquin Phoenix in next year’s Joker: Folie à Deux. The movie has been filming outside Manhattan Criminal Court, surrounded by crowds of people hoping to catch a glimpse of Gaga and maybe get her to sign their boobs. One of the things these Little Monsters saw last week was Lady Gaga, in her Harley Quinn getup, climbing the steps to the courthouse and then smooching on an another woman. (This photo is on Getty images too, like all over the place, so it’s legit!) Does this mean Gaga’s Harley will be queer before Margot Robie’s? The race is on!

+ Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for a TWENTIETH season.

+ Three of the NCAA Women’s Elite Eight teams — Iowa, Maryland and Miami — have out #LGBT coaches.

+ Streaming platforms just won’t give lesbian shows a chance.

+ 20 LGBTQ+ animated movies you can watch right now.

+ Monica is Trace Lysette’s first time starring in and producing a feature!! May 12th!

+ Kristen Kish on facing down her fears and turning down Top Chef: World All-Stars.

+ In this new book ban era, all-ages shows with LGBTQ characters are more important than ever.

+ RuPaul’s Drag Race takes aim at critics of early queer education.

+ I’m sincerely so excited for this docuseries.

+ Rotten Tomatoes asked us to pass along some information about their Crimson Honors program. They’re partnering with GALECA (the Society of LGBTQ+ Entertainment Journalists) for an essay contest for queer students of color who are interested in film/TV criticism — in particular, nonbinary people and trans or queer women of color. Applicants can submit one to three essays related to film and television; there will be three honorees: a grand prize winner (who will receive a $3000 grant) and two finalists (who will each receive $1500). You can get more info right here

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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. y’know i was just sitting here thinking ‘hm i like grey’s anatomy but i really think they’re in a rut with these teen seasons… once they are the mature age of twenty seasons all will be well’

      • so grain of salt in that i tune in every thursday regardless of quality, but i think it’s safe to say the last few seasons have nothing on the best seasons of the show! there’s been way less focus on the medicine and way more focus on how the various doctors can screw up their romantic relationships. as soon as someone gets happy something goes wrong and there’s only so many ways you can break up a couple before you start to repeat.

        this season, which is focusing less on meredith and more on the hospital and interns as well as tying in some topical political stuff, feels a lot more like Old Grey’s in a good way

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