Welcome to your pop culture fix! Today we’re going to be focusing mostly on ginger ale culture, which is really just its very own beast.
+ If you get on a Delta flight and want to watch Carol, I have bad news for you: it’s a VERY incomplete and far inferior version of Carol than you can see at sea level, because there is NO TONGUE. Or you could just sit next to Heather Hogan, who prefers watching it on her laptop, to mixed results:
+ The trailer for Season Three of Transparent is here — and I would like to crush your excitement by revealing that Tig Notaro, Carrie Brownstein, and Melora Hardin will not be back for Season Three. Looks like Ali is still sleeping with Cherry Jones, though!
+ On Quinn/Rachel in UnREAL: “Quinn knows that Rachel is the only person who can keep up with her, so she’s desperate to keep her close — and vice versa. These women walk around through their jobs and their lives carrying a deep intellectual loneliness. If they didn’t have one another, that solitude would be crushing. This is what makes Quinn and Rachel (platonically) in love with each other.”
+ Speaking of UnREAL, I caught the last few minutes of Devious Maids’s season finale on Lifetime on Monday ’cause it was on before UnREAL, and although I know nothing about Devious Maids and have never seen it before, I felt like the part in the last 5 minutes where one of the women goes on a date with another woman was perhaps a gift unto me.
+ Nike just aired its first-ever ad with a transgender athlete!
+ Sarah Paulson will be in Season 6 of American Horror Story.
+ American Crime Story, which just finished up their first season of The People Vs. OJ Simpson, the best show of all time, will be tackling Hurricane Katrina for their next season. I REALLY hope they hire some black writers!
+ Queer actress and DIY queen Jasika Nicole wrote for a really good website about her ‘coming out to herself’ journey.