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.
+ Clea DuVall joins Showtimes First Lady anthology series as “Malvina ‘Tommy’ Thompson: Eleanor Roosevelt’s trusted assistant, secretary, traveling companion, gatekeeper and dear friend.”
+ Simone Biles, TV, and ‘Ted Lasso’: Unlikely Allies in Mental Health Awareness. (This is an excellent podcast by queer TV critic Libby Hill.)
— Javicia Leslie (@JaviciaLeslie) July 30, 2021