Pop Culture Fix: Batwoman’s Mom Loves Her Gay Daughter

It’s March! I spent all day Sunday watching women’s basketball and now I’m going to spend all night tonight trying to figure out who to vote for in Natalie’s Canon vs. Fanon March Madness tournament.

+ Our Batwoman, Javicia Leslie, was very happy to be on Ellen! And very happy to be talking about her mom! I kept thinking her dog was gonna pop up there!

+ Wallis Day has been cast as the new Kate Kane, which Nic and Carmen and Natalie talked about right here, and which Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries talked about right here.

+ Ding Dong, addy’s home — it’s time for the press about St. Vincent’s new album, staring with this Esquire profile.

+ Sharon Stone explains how that scene from Basic Instinct came to be.

+ Australian reality TV has a biphobia problem.

+ My queer Trek.

+ Lucy Lawless on how Xena turned her into a queer icon.

+ Ellen’s talkshow is losing millions of viewers and ad dollars.

+ That’s a wrap on Pose. 😭

+ Showtime has revealed premiere dates for The Chi and Black Monday; hopefully news about Gen Q will be coming along soon.

+ Kyndra Sanchez will take over the role of Dawn in season two of the Baby-Sitter’s Club as Xochitl Gomez has been cast as America Chavez in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

+ Burden of Truth will end with season four.

+ Natalie Morales and Nicole Byer have joined the adult voice cast for the new Rugrats revival.

+ Cheryl Dunye shares her film school syllabus.

+ Jane Lynch joins ABC’s Bucktown.

+ Hayley Kiyoko’s up next in The Cut’s “Scent Memories” series.

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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. I got all the way through that “My Queer Trek” piece, w/o knowing it was written by Pandora Boxx. I love Pandora Boxx! One of RPDR’s first great comedy queens.

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