Happy mid-week Pop Culture Fix, friends!
+ Carmen mentioned this in Also.Also.Also. yesterday, but I just wanna repeat from the rooftops: Lil Nas X’s “Jolene” cover is queer country joy at its finest.
+ Finally! The trailer for Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut, Passing, starring Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga!
Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga star in PASSING.
Rebecca Hall's directorial debut, an adaptation of the 1929 Nella Larsen novel, is in select theaters this October and on Netflix November 10. pic.twitter.com/va3OsOVAtm
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) September 21, 2021
Augustus’s parents and family supported her, but others were hostile. “You had parents coming up to my parents and saying, ‘Because your daughter is gay, she’s got my daughter feeling like she’s gay,’” Augustus said.
NYT has never called me out quite like that before ’cause Seimone Augusts was, in fact, a very large part of my own gay awakening.
+ Here’s the trailer for Hightown season two.