Pop Culture Fix: Black Lightning’s Nafessa Williams Wants to Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston) in New Biopic

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Friends, hi! I have got to tell you that the highlight of my week so far has been sharing with msanon that Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner are dating on Monday’s Pop Culture Fix! I love to delight people with queer things they didn’t know! Which maybe will happen for you today in this very link roundup!

+ Nafessa Williams will play Robyn Crawford in the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, I Wanna Dance With Somebody!!!! (The exclamation points are me, not part of the movie title.)

+ Tori Sampson boards Tessa Thompson & HBO Max’s The Secret Life of Church Ladies

+ tATu is reuniting for 20th anniversary of “All The Things She Said.”

+ The Sex and the City sequel series — And Just Like That… — will premiere in December.

+ The controversy behind the scenes of Dallas Buyers Club

+ This year’s Salem Horror Fest is so queer it’s scary.

+ Natalia Dyer, Rachel Keller and Danny Ramirez will star in a “queer love triangle drama” called Chestnut.

+ Wow people really do love watching Suranne Jones play gay! Vigil has broken BBC1’s ratings records and been renewed for a second season.

+ Jillian Mercado on Generation Q and the importance of joyful stories.

+ Gloria Calderón Kellett steps in front of the camera in first look at her Latinx rom-com With Love.

+ Jane Lynch To Join Beanie Feldstein In Broadway’s Funny Girl revival.

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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. Holy shit reading about the AIDS denialism in the original script of Dallas buyers Club was enraging. That shit killed a lot of people. I’m so happy the director listened to him.

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