Pop Culture Fix: “Blindspot” Teases a Patterson and Zapata Wedding in the Series Finale

Oh well hello and welcome to your Monday Pop Culture Fix.


+ During the Blindspot series finale last week, Natalie and Valerie Anne got what they wanted, for just a second. Patterson and Zapata got married (in one of Jane’s hallucinations).

+ Audrey Esparza’s behind the scenes pic is even better.

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+ From Zoya Raza-Sheikh over at NME: LGBTQ+ romcoms are thriving online – so why aren’t the big studios interested?

+ From Fabiola Cineas at Vox: Representation is deeper than putting Black icons on magazine covers.

+ How How Gina Prince-Bythewood overcame her fear of failure and paved her own path in Hollywood.

+ Brian K Vaughan’s Paper Girls is coming to Amazon Prime.

+ Wynonna Earp‘s Dominique Provost-Chalkley shares her journey to coming out.

+ Related: Inside Wynonna Earp‘s tumultuous, triumphant return to screen.

+ Tambay Obenson interviewed Lena Waithe at IndieWire about George Floyd, humanizing Black people on screen, Black criticism, and coming out in Hollywood.

+ Jim Halterman of TV Guide Magazine did a Comic-Con@Home2020 panel on LGBTQ Characters on Television with some huge names: Jamie Chung, Jamie Clayton, Wilson Cruz, Tatiana Maslany, Anthony Rapp, J. August Richards, Harry Shum, Jr., and Brian Michael Smith.

+ Monica Owusu-Breen of Alias, Lost, and Fringe fame will join Jason Richman as co-showrunner of season two of Stumptown. And here’s a panel with the Stumptown team from Comic-Con@Home.

+ This is a really, really good piece from Sebastian Modak at WaPo that least touches on the broad issues of racism built into nearly all of our in fantasy worlds: Amid a pandemic and a racial reckoning, ‘D&D’ finds itself at an inflection point. (Follow it with this New Yorker piece on N.K. Jemisin’s dream worlds.)

+ Some news I’ve especially been waiting for. Adventure Time: Distant Lands‘ second episode about Marceline and Princess Bubblegum will “escalate” their relationship AND Marceline will release new music.

+ How voice actors are fighting to change an industry that renders them invisible.

+ We Are Who We Are‘s official teaser is here.

+ How The Baby-Sitter’s Club made social justice fun for teens.

+ Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is going online this year.

+ Kristen Lopez at IndieWire put together an awesome Women and Disability Panel on the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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