Pop Culture Fix: Megan Fox’s New Year’s Resolution Is to Get a Girlfriend

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Happy New Year, my friends! We’re kicking it off with food poisoning in my house, which, in my optimistic opinion isn’t a terrible way to start 2023. Nowhere to go but up! Here’s your first Pop Culture Fix of the year.


+ Well someone’s setting some intentions heading into 2023: Megan Fox says she’s currently seeking a girlfriend. According to Cosmo, according to Megan Fox’s IG, the “bicon for the ages and her most recent IG post seem to be making reference to [her bisexuality]. Specifically, she shared a carousel showing selfies and a short boomerang of herself in a car, wearing a fluffy hat and a strappy top. She then captioned the post with ‘Currently seeking a girlfriend. Please submit applications in the DMs’ – prompting thirsty fans to go wild.” I hope you find an awesome one, Megan Fox! I hope everyone reading this finds what they’re looking for this year!

+ Yellowstone actress Lilli Kay talks about playing Dutton’s confidante and “a lesbian on the range.” (Yellowstone will be back in the summer of 2023.)

+ Why The Last of Us Part 2 still has major impact.

+ A sweet deleted scene from Heartstopper’s first season.

+ “I have gotten a few direct requests from women, which is exciting.” Emily Ratajowski discusses her dating app journey.

+ 5 of the most anticipated queer albums of 2023.

+ Somebody Somewhere and the value of small-town queer representation.

+ Sort Of creator and Star Bilal Baig on the beautiful blurriness of queer love.

+ Why Morticia and Wednesday Addams are the underrated feminists we need.

+ Janelle Monáe and Edward Norton on their complex roles in Glass Onion.


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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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3 Comments

  1. I feel like I’m in the minority, but “Wednesday” was piss poor Latin representation. I am Afro Latin.

    My Thoughts:
    So Gomez and Wednesday are Latin, directly from Latin America irl and this is implied in the show. But…. The characters have been in North America for centuries???? Like his name is Gomez, but I don’t think if his family was taken as slaves he would keep a Latin name 100s of years later.
    Gomez is a Spanish name, but we all know that it is implied that he is somehow a non white Latin. Indigenous peoples traveled all over the so called Americas, so the Addams family wouldn’t have necessarily kept the Latin identity for centuries. Identity is ever evolving.
    It is implied that the protagonist Wednesday has an understanding of her Latin roots, but the writers certainly do not understand what her identity means. How could they write it then?
    A black guy owns Pilgrim land? And then Wednesday teaching him about the plight of indigenous people in Latin America? Can we please stop pitting Black and other non white people together. It’s fucking annoying.
    I’m multi ethnic (PR/Non Latin Black), I do understand that some non Latin black folk can be ignorant on indigenous topics. But Lucas and Noble Walker would still have moved through the world as Black men. I would loved to have seen more of that.

    Why did they make Wednesday’s ancestor platinum blonde, with a Spanish accent??? Latine ≠ Hispanic ≠ Spanish. Each term comes with a different identity. Sometimes they overlap, but the terms are no automatically interchangeable.

    The last thing on identity: Tim Burton centered being Black/non white as being an outcast. Wednesday’s ancestor’s were murdered because of their non white status, not because they were outcasts.

    I feel like the directors/ writers wasted fantastic actors and a possible really good story.

    I do have other qualms, such as: The cool thing about the original Addam’s family was how much they loved each other. Now Wednesday hates her Mom. I mean I guess she’s a classic teen, but that’s the point SHE’S NOT a classic teen.

    But if I really had a bone to pick it would be at the way the incredibly white writers wrote Black and non white people. Piss poorly.

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