Pop Culture Fix: Anne Heche Sure Is Out Here Giving Statements on Ellen Like It’s 1997

Bippity boppity boop, it’s your Monday Pop Culture Fix!

+   Anne Heche is out here talking about the Ellen controversy???

If I’m standing someplace and I don’t like what’s going on there and I stay there, it’s my fault. So what are the actions that got me there and why can’t I get out of it easily if that’s not something that I want to be engaged in? Ellen is standing where she walks, and that is hers to continue that journey.

I also have no idea what that means. She did say dating Ellen was a “beautiful part of her life” that she “wears with honor.”

+ Related: Lesbian writers Christina Cauterucci and June Thomas at Slate in conversation about what to do about Ellen.

+ At Soaps dot com they’re running down some classic LGBTQ moments on daytime TV.

+ Cherry Jones chatted about how working with Brian Cox on Succession was “love at first sight.”

+ How Hollywood is missing out on Latinx representation both in front of and behind the camera.

+ And here is the trailer for Trinkets season two.

+ And here is the trailer for Bad Hair, starring Laverne Cox and Lena Waithe.

+ Janet Mock will be honored at the African American Film Critics Association Adcolor Awards as the Breakout Creative of the Year.

+ Tig Notaro will replace Chris D’Elia in Army of the Dead.

+ Amandla Stenberg has joined Dear Evan Hansen‘s feature film adaptation. The role of Alana has been expanded for her, including a whole new solo.

+ The rowdy queer wrestling league blowing stereotypes away.

+ The Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray and Emily Saliers talked to NPR about their “45-year kinship.” 

+ Pop culture failed to imagine Kamala Harris.

+ If you haven’t read that Dolly Parton profile in Billboard yet, please take some time to enjoy it.

+ Indiwire’s disability in pop culture roundtables continue! This week they’re asking: Who’s the first disabled character you saw on TV?

+ Peacock has officially picked up the long-rumored Clueless reboot. (I still don’t know how to watch Peacock.)

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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. I don’t know if the show Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix) is on your radar for mention in one of your columns, but it seems like something many people here would enjoy. It’s about these rich Jessica-and-Elizabeth-Wakefield-esque twins who go to a Christian private school and accidentally become bounty hunters. It reminds me of the movie Saved! — it’s got that kind of satirical tone, with tons of little digs at racists, the NRA, Christians, climate change deniers, etc. And one of the twins is queer! She has a bf (who she doesn’t really love) for most of the first half of the season, but the second half sees her falling for a girl (episodes 7 and 8 are especially heavy on their content). I binged it all over the past couple days and adored it.

  2. In my opinion The Antlantic article about Kamala Harris praises her ambition and will to attain power and potrays that in itself as shaking up the status quo while not even asking the question was she wants to and is going to do with that power. Aspiring to power for power’s sake is not revolutionary, so much of modern politics is just that. What every even somewhat progessive person knows is that we have to get rid of oppressors, not just change who the oppressors are and praising people for being ambitious without asking what that ambition serves is not helping that.

    Representation matters, I just don’t think it matters as much as policy.
    That said, given the range of candidates Biden was going to pick from we can be somewhat happy that atleast we got Black/POC representation.

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