Pop Culture Fix: Make This “Warehouse 13” Reboot Gay or Don’t Make It at All

Well, my cat just tried to steal a piece of cheese from INSIDE MY MOUTH. Hope your Monday is going good too! Here’s your first Pop Culture Fix of the week!


+ Apparently at DragonCon last week, there was serious talk of a Warehouse 13 reboot. Eddie McClintock, who you might remember as Pete,  says he’s actively pursing the reboot with creator and showrunner Jack Kenny, who you might remember as the world’s number one Pete and Myka shipper. Anyway, I am not opposed to a reboot, but if Myka Bering and Helena G. Wells are not in it, and together, I’m not interested! And probably they would be, right? McClintock is even on record saying he thinks they ended up together. Looks like there’s a marathon on Syfy next weekend if you’re interested in hyping it up on your socials.

+ The Las Vegas Aces won their first WNBA championship yesterday, and queer star Chelsea Gray was named the the Finals MVP after a record-breaking performance!

+ Mel C is glad everyone thought she was a lesbian, actually.

+ Five anime school uniforms we’d rock in real life.

+ How A League of Their Own explores the experiences of Black women in baseball.

+ One time Ellen said out loud on national TV that Rosie O’Donnell wasn’t her friend, and it hurt her feelings, and she never got over it and never went onto Ellen’s show because of it.

+ This piece from Adam Serwer over at the Atlantic called Fear of a Black Hobbit is one of the best things I read last week.

Although this may seem like an utterly silly and superficial dispute, representation shapes how people think of themselves and others, for good or for ill. And beneath the culture war nonsense are real questions not just of representation but of labor, of who gets to make a living in the entertainment industry as an artist or creator. These controversies and harassment campaigns seek to narrow not just the industry’s imagination, but also who can get paid to do this kind of work. People enraged by Black actors playing elves or mermaids are not any happier about Black writers or directors.

+ Why Jamie Babbit will always be a queer icon.

+ Queer people deserve trashy pop culture too.

+ Ginger Gonzaga says there’s more coming up on She-Hulk about Nikki’s bisexuality.

+ IT’S HAPPENING.

+ The trans Joker movie is a sight to see. Too bad it might never be seen again.

+ The faces that look back at us when we come out, again and again. This is an amazing multimedia piece by the NYT. Definitely click and scroll through if you have time!

+ Monét X Change, Ginger Minj, Jujubee, and more join Hulu’s Huluween Dragstravaganza Halloween special.


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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, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

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10 Comments

  1. Goddamn Warehouse 13, did anyone besides Jack Kenny want Pete and Myka as a couple? Because I sure didn’t. You took a good friendship and ruined it with that last season decision.

    Not that it wasn’t the first time they did that since the premise of that Wells spinoff was going to be her in a relationship with that bland single father. I guess luckily Defiance killed that off.

  2. Warehouse is already gay. Jinx is gay. Jesus every show lives or dies on its diversity now. People hunting for outrage. I don’t mind if Myka and H.G. are gay. But I also don’t care. This show deserves a reboot. For it’s super fun storytelling. And doesn’t deserve cancelation for not having the specific diversity the internet found they could complain about. There’s a gay man. A Jewish man. An Asian woman and 2 black women in the main cast. They ain’t lacking.

  3. I’ve had a crush on Jaime Murray since I first saw her as crazy-ass Lila West from “Dexter” and decided to watch Warehouse 13. Sci-fi isn’t a genre I usually watch, but damn that show exceeded my expectations.

  4. I know the LGBTQA community wants to rush inclusion in everything all at once, but diversity and inclusion will take time. Not every show needs to have a gay or lesbian character all the time. It’s coming.

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