Pop Culture Fix: Jamie Babbit’s “But I’m a Cheerleader” Director’s Cut Will Stoke Your Homosexual Tendencies

Hello, my friends, it’s time for another Pop Culture Fix, which is the only news it’s safe to read on the entire internet right now! : )

+ It’s the 20th anniversary of But I’m a Cheerleader and we’re finally getting Jamie Babbit’s director’s cut!

+ Folk star Grace Petrie transforms Taylor Swift’s “Betty” into the sapphic love anthem we deserve.

Demi Lovato recently released a new song called “Commander in Chief,” criticizing Trump.

+ Emily Estefan and Gloria Estefan open up in a Red Table Talk about how Gloria reacted to Emily coming out as queer. (She told her not to tell her grandma because she didn’t want it to kill her!)

+ The CW is developing a supernatural drama called Slay that will be produced by Queen Regina King.

+ Victoria Pedretti breaks down that Bly Manor love story that’s had us sobbing for the last five days.

+ Amelia Eve on her similarities to Bly Manor’s Jamie.

+ Yes, Bly Manor/Hill House’s Kate Siegel took home that portrait.

+ Dolly Parton answers the internet’s most searched Dolly questions for Wired.

+ Stevie Nicks has joined TikTok to share the definitive Dreams post.

+ Megan Thee Stallion wrote and recorded an op-ed for the NYT called “Why I Speak Up for Black Women.”

+ Is Netflix rethinking its strategy or what?

+ Regina King, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Sherrilyn Ifill are among Glamour‘s Women of the Year.

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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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    • I think I love the book and the film too much, and the initial read-out on this fills me with dread…

      • “…and the initial read-out on this fills me with dread…”

        You’re not the first person I’ve seen that has those sentiments.

  1. Slay sounds like it could be the Buffy of gen z. I’m certainly watching because supernatural drama aimed at teenagers is what calms me down when life is crappy. There’s only so many times you should rewatch Buffy before it becomes weird.

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