Pop Culture Fix: The MCU’s Kicking Up Gay Gossip for the New Year

Friends, hello, and welcome to 2022 and your first Pop Culture Fix of the year!


+ Here’s a rumor I love and want to believe so badly! Okoye will have a girlfriend in Black Panther 2??

+ Here’s another good rumor: Florence Pugh and Hailee Steinfeld will maybe team up for Black Widow 2???

+ And a final MCU rumor for the day is that Valkyrie’s gonna be in The Marvels.

+ All of this information led Carmen and I into our classic scuffle wherein I ship Maria Rambeau and Carol Danvers for life, and Carmen wants to see Carol hook up with Valkyrie. There’s no link to this bullet point, I just wanted to, once again, MAKE MY SHIP STANCE KNOWN.

+ Gentleman Jack is on its way back!

+ This is the last time I’m mentioning Miranda Lambert’s “gay anthem,” Y’all Means All, I swear, but here is the final song.

+ The 13 queerest moments in Yellowjackets so far.

+ Niecy Nash on playing a “strip mall superhero.”

+ Vogue has just launched a new column called I Want What They Have about celebrity couples that give them hope for their romantic futures. First up, Emma Specter on Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe.

+ Over at NYT, Beandrea July is doing a spotlight of Pariah at 10 (years old, not o’clock).

+ Another day, another gay on Freeform.

+ Sailor Moon’s birthday was over the long holiday weekend, and Vulture retweeted one of their all-time best lists: Every Sailor Moon Weapon, Ranked by Emotional Carnage


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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

    • W’kabi sort of sided with Killmonger and the whole have Wakanda spark a global war plan, and betrayed T’Challa, and when Okoye demanded he order his troops to stop trying to kill them all, he tried to set a rhino on her.

      Which is an admittedly unique, but nevertheless very valid, grounds for divorce.

  1. okay i’m a hardcore comics!Amerikate shipper but between the chemistry they had in Hawkeye and the rumors that MCU america chavez is going to be a teen, i could easily be persuaded to get on the kate/yelena train

    • I am really torn about America Chavez. I love her character in the comics and I like Xochitl Gomez, but I don’t know why they made her both younger and more light-skinned than in the comics and right now I can’t thing of a reason to make that make sense, so I am very skeptical.

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