Pop Culture Fix: Meet Gotham Knights’ Harper Row, Your New CW Bisexual

Happy Pride, friends! Here’s your first Pop Culture Fix for that time of year when straight publications also write about gay people! But first:

+ I’m still too mad to really even look at the CW right now but here’s the trailer for Gotham Knights which I’m obviously not going to be able to help myself from watching. Fallon Smythe plays Harper Row, “a streetwise, acerbic and often underestimated, the blue-haired bisexual is a gifted engineer who can fix anything. But what Harper wants most of all is to repair the broken lives of her and her brother, Cullen, the only person she trusts.”

+ Lia Thomas confirms she’s aiming to compete at the 2024 Summer Olympics.

+ The test run of Netflix’s crackdown on password-sharing is not going well.

+ Five lesbian expressions from the 19th century to remember when watching Gentleman Jack. (“Grubble” remains my favorite.)

+ The euphoria of Elliot Page.

+ Sara Ramirez covers Variety’s pride issue and I really don’t know what to tell you except the cover is the most bananas thing I have ever seen and when I saw it on Twitter I thought someone on Autostraddle was making a joke.

Variety magazine with Sara Ramirez on the cover. The title says Yep, I'm Che.

+ Married at First Sight will finally feature a lesbian couple, which makes sense due to the fact that we do sometimes get married upon meeting.

+ Trailblazing Jeopardy! champion Mattea Roach reflects on 23-game win streak.

+ Cynthia Nixon says Miranda always had “lesbianic qualities” on Sex and the City.

+ Ella Hunt’s missing Dickinson as much as we are.

+ Brittney Griner’s supporters have a new strategy to free her: Make Noise.

+ Matthew Morrison was reportedly fired from SYTYCD for sending ‘flirty’ messages to contestant. Of course.

+ NBC Out’s Pride30 list features lots of your faves.

+ Megan Rapinoe is on this week’s episode of The Limits with Jay Williams on NPR talking equal pay in soccer.

+ HBO Max has launched a Pride-themed shortform series.

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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. Is there a competition between the Batman properties to see who can be the most colorless awful thing to look at? It’s like it’s 2011 again where every video game was a dull grey or dull brown.

    Also man, I can already tell that Turner is going to be a slog of a character. Everyone else seems fine but alarm bells are already ringing with him.

    But hey, Our Flag Means Death season 2 is happening!

  2. ‘Gotham Knights’ isn’t going to last, it won’t premier until 2023 and it will be lucky to still be alive at that point. ‘Tom Swift’ just premiered today on the CW and like no one knows it, that’s another show that’s dead in the water. This merger means all these shows are probably not going to make it. In two years the channel will be unrecognizable.

  3. Matthew Morrison, isn’t it enough that you tormented us for years by rapping on Glee??? Bringing it all back to queer people, Crishell Stause (who is dating a non-binary singer) was engaged to Matthew Morrison and said later that he sucked. Why does he love terrorizing queer people??

  4. I don’t know where this fits in, but apparently the American Girl doll Molly is gay or an ally. I just needed to share that information, and this seemed like the place. I’m an Addy/Samantha girl if anyone was wondering.

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