Pop Culture Fix: Michaela Jaé Rodriguez’s Golden Globes Acceptance Speech Is Gonna Make You Sob

Good Monday morning, my friends! Here is a video of a cat being completely convinced it’s caught a bird from the TV. And also here is a Pop Culture Fix!

+ If you missed last night’s Golden Globes, that’s because NBC didn’t air them because the Hollywood Foreign Press association will not get its shit together re: racism, so the ceremony was conducted in private — no red carpet, no celebs, no presentations — and the winners were announced on Twitter and in press releases. Most exciting: Michaela Jaé Rodriguez was FINALLY recognized for her revolutionary work on Pose, becoming the first trans actress to win a Globe. Her acceptance speech on IG Live made me cry and I bet it will make you cry too. It’s always good to see mainstream press catching up with Autostraddle’s TV Team!

+ Natalie mentioned this in Friday’s Boobs on Your Tube and I’m mentioning it again: After much speculation from press and fans and other players, Sue Bird announced she’s returning to the Storm for another season.

+ ALSO speaking of the greatest ever, LSU retired Seimone Augustus’ jersey last week.

+ Amy Schneider is now only the fourth person — and the first woman — to win more than $1 million on Jeopardy!

+ Netflix is developing a Scott Pilgrim animated series; hopefully we get more into Ramona Flowers’ bisexuality and learn more about her ex Roxie Richter this time!

+ Javicia Leslie is on this week’s Down & Nerdy podcast talking Batwoman, LGBTQ+ rep, and WILLLLDOMOOORE.

+ Thankfully Chris Noth’s final scenes have been axed from And Just Like That.

+ Prime Video has cancelled I Know What You Did Last Summer, which makes sense ’cause even the gayness couldn’t save it from how terrible it was.

+ Danielle Brooks kept a list of comic book characters that looked like her — until the movies came out.

+ Vulture’s “Underrated” series would like to suggest a lil’ something called Feel Good to you!

+ Omicrion’s got a whole lot of gay TV series on hold.

+ Alia Shawkat on Dory’s dangerous reawakening in Search Party’s final season.

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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. Thank you, Heather! I’ve been seeking out cute and funny animal videos lately, you know self-care. But then I got to that Michaela Jaé Rodriguez clip and, wow, I definitely needed to hear that. I can’t wait to see her in more projects!!

  2. MJ deserved that red carpet/on stage televised moment so much and she was completely cheated at the emmys, but in spite of that I’m really happy for her win last night.

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