Hello and welcome to your weekly Pop Culture Fix! I forgot that today was my day for this so I apologize for the lateness, my dear friends. Honestly I haven’t picked my jaw up off the floor since reading Donald Trump’s Black History Month remarks. How did this monster become president.
+ You may have heard that Donald Trump took a break on Saturday, while protests erupted around the country over his deplorable Travel Ban, to watch Finding Dory. Ellen had some thoughts about that:
+ Hey I don’t know if you heard already but Beyonce is having twins.
+ The GLAAD Award nominees were announced yesterday, and in addition to nominating me, they also nominated other things. Here’s an article about how the GLAAD TV nominees for 2016 snapshot an industry telling more queer stories than ever before:
“Television’s shift toward more equitable representation has continued into 2017, and GLAAD’s nominations from the past year reflect that. There are 20 shows nominated between Best Comedy and Best Drama, and they collectively stand out for their sheer variety. There are old-timers like Grey’s Anatomy and Shameless, recent breakouts like Transparent and The Fosters, and thrilling freshmen like Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi and Seeso’s Take My Wife. There’s Michael K. Williams’ Leonard Pine of Hap and Leonard, a black, gay Vietnam vet in Reagan-era America; the androgynous Stevonnie of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe; and the late-life romantic pair of Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston in Grace and Frankie. Look to the individual episodes, and there’s the gorgeous queer romances of Black Mirror (“San Junipero”) and Easy (“Vegan Cinderella”), the powerful finale of Looking, and that exceptionally funny Stonewall installment of Drunk History.”
Other Links Relevant To Your Interests:
+ “Queer Eye” won’t make America gay again: Why rebooting the hit makeover show isn’t the healing Trumpland needs – I would like to speak directly to anybody who thought a reboot of this show would “make America gay again.” I’m gonna write an article called “Queer Eye” won’t make a plate of nachos spontaneously appear in your kitchen,” I think.
+ Creative Groups Hope to Protect NEA, PBS From Trump’s Budget Cuts: “Hollywood figures have lined up in opposition to President Donald Trump on a number of fronts, but the coming months may see a lobbying battle on an issue that hits especially close to home: funding for the arts.”
+ Gina Rodriguez, I Can and I Will Productions Ink Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios: The team will produce a wide range of projects for network, cable and streaming platforms, including a medical series called “Dr. Illegal.”
+ The latest episode of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, hosted by Kristin Russo and Jenny Owen-Youngs, also features a special guest this week: Mey Rude!
+ How Many Lesbian Movies Can You Name From A Single Frame? I must admit that I failed this miserably despite having seen ALL THE MOVIES.
+ This is a really interesting essay on The Future of Queer Cinema and also the past of queer cinema.
+ Here is an Indiegogo campaign for Genesis, “a sci-fi action dramedy that explores the possibility of an all female civilization,” starring Meredith Baxter.
+ Lea DeLaria is trying to lose weight with a diet of only pussy.