Pop Culture Fix: Melissa King and Lena Waithe Are Gaying Up Dinner Parties Together

Welcome to your Monday Pop Culture Fix, my friends! Wishing you a week of good and sweet and gentle things arriving in unexpected ways!


+ The Cut’s new EIC, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, hosted a dinner party in Malibu with Lena Waithe, Melissa King, Cynthia Erivo, and a bunch of Porsches (the cars, not de Rossi). There’s plenty to see about this event on Instagram (and also in Autostraddle’s Slack, but I can only share one of those things with you.)

+ Jodie Whittaker’s exiting the TARDIS. I gotta be honest, I expected more actual queerness from her tenure.

+ Rosie has joined the new A League of Their Own TV series. 

+ The trailer for the final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

+ Dolly Parton shares her way of honoring Whitney Houston’s legacy after her death.

+ Clea DuVall joins Showtimes First Lady anthology series as “Malvina ‘Tommy’ Thompson: Eleanor Roosevelt’s trusted assistant, secretary, traveling companion, gatekeeper and dear friend.”

+ How Fear Street delivered the complicated queer relationship horror fans deserve.

+ More queer D&D!

+ Robin Roberts’ Disney+ interview series is here, and it includes sit-downs with Raven and Tig Notaro.

+ The best TikToks from The Olympics.

+ Simone Biles, TV, and ‘Ted Lasso’: Unlikely Allies in Mental Health Awareness. (This is an excellent podcast by queer TV critic Libby Hill.)

+ 🦇

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Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, 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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Heather has written 1200 articles for us.

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