Pop Culture Fix: Marisa Tomei Wanted Spider-Man’s Aunt May to Be Gay

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+ Marisa Tomei wanted Aunt May to have a girlfriend in this incarnation of Spider-Man.

+ I kind of love this. Hunter Schaefer said she was a lesbian in a 2019 interview and then recently cleared on up Twitter that she is actually “bi or pan or something.” Language is imprecise and constantly evolving and this is such a rad acknowledgment of that and our ever changing identities.

+ The Wheel of Time’s Rosamund Pike explains surprise queer twist.

+ Jennnifer Beals didn’t even know she was in The Book of Boba Fett when she was making it.

+ Kaylee Bryant is leaving Legacies.

+ For Niecy Nash, CLAWS is just the beginning.

+ 🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪

+ Yellowjackets has been renewed for season two!

+ Tien Tran is playing queer in How I Met Your Father.

+ And here’s the trailer!

+ Arcane‘s fandom is made by the gays, for the gays.

+ Hayley Kiyoko and FLETCHER pop in “Cherry” video.

+ Who is sleeping with new Wonder Woman?

+ Why queer Star Wars fans are so upset at the new video game saga.

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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 know it would be impossible because different networks etc., but I kinda want Angie to have an action figure of Beals’ Twi’lek from the Star Trek show like penniless displayed in her room somewhere.

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