Pop Culture Fix: Natalie Morales Is Phil and Lil’s Gay Mom in the New Rugrats

A good Wednesday to you, my friends! And a good Pop Culture Fix (hopefully) to you too!

+ Natalie Morales will play Phil and Lil’s mom in the new Rugrats, and also she’ll be gay!

+ The 14 best LGBTQ+ podcasts to listen to in 2021 (including To L and Back).

+ So, the Powerpuff Girls script leaked and is being dragged to hell by Twitter. Luckily, it’s getting retooled. Also: Buttercup is a confirmed lesbian!

+ Here’s when your fave queer shows are on their way back to the CW this fall.

+ The Bold Type’s Aisha Dee and Nikohl Boosheri tease what’s next for Kat and Adena.

+ Natalie re: the Gunpwder Milkshake trailer: “This does not appear to be gay but: 1. it provokes very gay feelings in me and 2. misandry abounds.”

+ Madagascar animated series welcomes a nonbinary character in Pride episode sneak peek.

+ Here’s the Drag Race All-Stars season six cast.

+ News on Legends of Tomorrow’s Christmas special.

+ Asian American actors question why white A-listers are still voicing anime characters.

+ Roxane Gay and Sonya Renee Taylor share their thoughts on body image in the film industry in a new documentary.

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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. “The script, which is based on a kid’s cartoon, is filled with lesbian relationships, leaks of nude pics, anti-male jokes, politics, and more.”

    The tone of that powerpuff girls article is uhhh, not great.

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