Pop Culture Fix: Brittani Nichols Is Making a Queer Quibi Dramedy Series

Oh hi, are you here for your Monday Pop Culture Fix? Well, good news: I have done it for you! 


+ Variety has new information about Brittani Nichols’ Quibi series, which is being developed with Issa Rae’s ColorCreative:

Titled “Toothbrush,” the series follows Rae. A queer woman living on the east side of Los Angeles, she struggles to find balance and boundaries with Emma, her ex-girlfriend turned best friend whose apartment she finds herself staying over more often than not. As the two of them pursue their individual professional and romantic aspirations, the codependent nature of their relationship forces them to confront their feelings for each other, begging the question, “Can two exes ever really just be friends?”

+ Brittani has of course weighed in with more detail.

+ A trans high school rom-com! Yes, it’s true! Starring Rain Valdez and Rachel Leyco!

+ DCFandome released a Batwoman panel this weekend, with Javicia Leslie, Rachel Skarsten, Camrus Johnson, Meagan Tandy and Nicole Kang. I love this bit:

“But I know Caroline and I were talking about how important it is that if we’re going to have a Black Batwoman” — and to be clear, she’s the first Black Batwoman — “that she needs to be, like, a sista when she becomes Batwoman,” Leslie added with a chuckle. “It’s important for her to feel like the silhouette of her could still look like that, with natural textured hair and things like that.”

+ Batwoman has cast Shivani Ghai as Safiyah!

+ Still not hype? OKAY TRY THIS.

+ There sure are a lot of gays on ESPN’s WNBA’s 10 top stars and five best rookies list!

+ Watchmen, Schitt’s Creek, and A Black Lady Sketch Show took home trophies at this year’s Television Critics Association Awards.

+ Harley Quinn’s producers are hoping for a third season.

+ Hamilton star Jasmine Cephas Jones to lead Blindspotting spin-off series at Starz.

+ Jane Fonda, America Ferrera, Janet Mock will narrate a climate activism audiobook.

+ Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon and Sharon Stone on Ratched.

+ Saoirse Ronan on her very interesting jobs and her new lesbian dinosaur film Ammonite.

+ Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion take you behind the scenes of WAP.

+ A day on a film set in the time of Coronavirus.

+ Nintendo and Sega documentary Console Wars hits CBS All Access this month.

+ Ryan Murphy’s The Prom adaptation is coming to Netflix in December.

+ And finally, give this duck (swan? goose?) its own TV show.

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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