Pop Culture Fix: Azie Tesfai Is the First Arrowverse Actor to Write Her Own Superhero Story

Happy mid-week Pop Culture Fix, friends!

+ Azie Tesfai on the emotional hour of penning her first hour of TV for last night’s Supergirl.

+ Also! Here’s a YouTube link to Azie Tesfai’s Instagram live with Anna Diop, Javicia Leslie and Candice Patton. It’s wonderful and totally worth your time.

+ Reservation Dogs’ star Devery Jacobs joins expanded all Indigenous writers room for season two.

+ 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!

+ Seimone Augusts found her voice long before coaching.

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.

+ Sophie Santos also cried all the way through The Haunting of Bly Manor.

+ How Teenage Bounty Hunters and Good Trouble challenge biphobic stereotypes.

+ Here’s the trailer for Hightown season two.

+ Abby McEnany was charming as heck on Late Night With Seth Myers.

+ CLAWS is coming back so soon!

+ WBTV writers on telling immigration stories and tackling crossovers.

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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. Lil Nas X’s “Jolene” cover sent me down a YouTube rabbit hole of queer Jolene covers and I still haven’t recovered.

  2. Passing looks amazing and exactly like the type of movie that needs to be seen in a theater. Unfortunatly it looks like streaming only in Europe :(

  3. Is anyone still watching NCIS? Well, I’ve stopped watching a long time ago but this new series with a woman leading the team got me curious and I watched the first episode, and it is ok, but then a Alex Cabot look alike showed up, and it made me quite nostalgic since Liv and Alex heavily contributed to my sexual awakening and while I was daydreaming the Alex Cabot look alike kissed another woman and then they were making out and then they were fighting! And now I’m in love with a ship whose names I don’t even know!
    And did I mention that the “Alex” one is really tall and the other one really tiny?

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