A Monday Pop Culture Fix upon you, friends!
+ Happiest Season, Clea Duvall’s forthcoming queer Christmas movie starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis (and Aubrey Plaza and Mary Steenburgen), released its first promo pic for Pride and it sure is gayyyyy.
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) June 26, 2020
+ The BET Awards aired (virtually) last night on BET andCBS. For the queers: Lizzo won Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Lena Waithe’s Queen & Slim won Best Movie (read Jehan on Queen & Slim if you haven’t already).
+ Michelle Obama presented Beyoncé with the Humanitarian Award. In her speech, Beyoncé urged fans to vote like our lives depend on it and to continue to dismantle a racist and unjust system.
+ Speaking of Beyoncé:
+ Harley Quinn’s animated series (which I’ll be posting about this afternoon!) is making its way from DC Universe to HBO Max.
+ Supergirl‘s Nicole Maines is a Golden Girls stan (just another thing she and I have in common!).
+ Jordan Calhoun over at The Atlantic: Saying Goodbye to Law & Order.
My relationship to policing has a “before” and an “after.” My “before” involved episodes of Disney’s Bonkers, elementary-school D.A.R.E. visits, and pointing at the beautiful German shepherds from police K-9 units throughout the city and asking if I could pet them. My “after” was thankfully less tragic than what could have been, less a singular event than a gradual education and personal hardening in my teens as I was pulled over by the police almost monthly.
+ Dee Rees’ Pariah is screening live today on Focus Features Facebook page at 5 pm PST/ 8 pm EST! (Pariah snagged the #3 spot on our 200 Best Lesbian, Queer & Bisexual Movies Of All Time list, a masterpiece by Drew Gregory that you should check out if you haven’t already!).