From this day forward, all Pop Culture Fixes will be measured as BQL/AQL — Before Queen Latifah was cast as Ursula in ABC’s The Little Mermaid musical, and After.
+ Couple of queers you may have heard of called Beanie Feldstein and Sarah Paulson are bringing Monica Lewinsky’s story to the next season of American Crime Story with Lewinsky herself producing.
+ If you’ve been following the controversy around the movie Adam (or if you haven’t), here are two comprehensive pieces that dig into it with real sensitivity and good reporting: one from Vulture and one from BuzzFeed.
+ You’ll never convince me Lena Waithe sleeps. (Exhibit: B.)
— Queen & Slim (@QueenAndSlim) July 31, 2019
+ Lilly Wachowski talked about the “evolutionary act” of creating queer TV characters at TCA (plus info on her new Showtime series, Work in Progress, which will premiere December 8, the same night at The L Word reboot). Also, Wachowski at The Hollywood Reporter: “We Have to Break the F***ing Door Down.”
+ Stop worrying, Batwoman will go on dates with women. The new production stills seem to confirm this.
+ Ever since ABC announced its adaptation of Greg Rucka’s Stumptown, Natalie has been banging on pots and pans and demanding that Cobie Smulders’ Dax be bisexual like she is in the comics. Just like she got Nova a girlfriend again, Natalie has made this happen too.
+ Trace Lysette’s “Naked Strength” profile at Women’s Health is a must-read and so is this Twitter thread about her meeting Oprah.