It’s Monday! And here is your first Pop Culture Fix of the week!
+ #DCFandome threw down this weekend. It was actually pretty cool! I got very hype and also depressed about the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer because there’s no way it’s going to be safe to go see that movie in theaters this fall, and there’s also no way it’s coming to New York City. STREAM IT, DC — I WILL PAY!
+ The thing I loved most about Fandome, though, was the BAWSE Females of Color Within the DC Universe panel, which included Javicia Leslie, Nafessa Williams, Chantal Thuy, Candice Patton, Tala Ashe, Meagan Good; and was moderated by Estelle and D-Nice. My only complaint about it is that it was way too short. Like most of the other panels, it was only 20 minutes, but there was clearly enough content there for at least an hour-and-a-half panel, and I would like to see it all!
I loved watching Estelle talk to Nafessa about the impact of Garnet and Anissa! (“We stand for something major here.”) All the answers the actors gave about what they’d do with their characters’ superpowers IRL were so powerful. And when Javicia Leslie talked about drawing inspiration from Eartha Kitt’s activism, I felt like my heart would burst. Eartha Kitt, as you know, was Catwoman in the third season of the 1960s Batman TV series. Kitt was effectively banned from performing in the U.S. from 1968 to 1974 because of her Civil Rights activism, and during that time she grew really close to the LGBTQ community and became an activist there as well. Javicia naming Eartha’s revolutionary performance as the first Black Batman villain and naming her activism as something she wants to emulate as Batwoman during this uprising for Black lives — GAH! How can you not just be OVER THE MOON about this casting?
Nerds of Color have run down some of the best quotes from the panel. Geeks of Color were the AT&T partner for Dream in Black Blerd & Boujee After Party celebrating the power of the Black diaspora. And here’s the full panel.
+ The first look at the new Suicide Squad!
+ I’m not much into action-adventure shooters, but I am into Harley Quinn and this Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailer is pretty great.
+ TV Line says: “Five of All Rise‘s original seven writers — including the show’s three highest-ranking writers of color — will not be returning for season two after clashing with showrunner Greg Spottiswood (who is white) over the series’ depiction of race and gender.”
+ I truly love that Jaime Murray and Joanne Kelly still hate that Bering and Wells didn’t get their happy ending on Warehouse 13.
Yes this season is some ugly white Hetro normal shadow weirdness that no one wanted but was inevitable… hopefully the spin off will be the collapse of the oppressive patriarchy & toxic capitalism with some awesome female roles. I would subscribe & stream that 🥳 https://t.co/hUcgorFufu
— Jaime Murray (@MsJaimeMurray) August 20, 2020