Pop Culture Fix: Evan Rachel Wood and Lena Waithe are Together at Last in the New “Westworld” Trailer

Welcome to your weekly fix of queer pop culture, curated for you by the internet’s #1 Gentleman Jack stan.


+ The first trailer for Westworld‘s third season dropped before the Game of Thrones finale Sunday, feat. your girls Evan Rachel Wood and Lena Waithe (and way too much Aaron Paul, imo). ERWB looks extra murder-y, though, right?

+ Also, hey, a new Tales of the City trailer!

+ The trailer for Orange Is the New Black’s last season made our TV Team kinda emotional!

+ Sweetbitter‘s coming back to Starz on July 14th.

+ Time‘s profile of Tessa Thompson is one hundred percent a thing you need in your life today. (Bonus video interview with Valkyrie highlights.)

+ How Port Authority, the first Cannes Fest Film featuring a Black trans woman, was cast.

+ Humans isn’t coming back for a fourth season.

+ Homosexuality on the Small Screen: Television and Gay Identity in Britain. 

+ Sara Gilbert has launched her own production company that hopefully has some better ideas than Roseanne reboot.

+ Ellen has extended her talkshow deal through 2022.

+ Ruby Rose chatted with TVLine about Batwoman, etc. at the Upfronts. (Her hair is doing a perfect cartoon character butch swoop in this video; how?!)

+ Would you like a Captain Marvel deleted scene?

+ Celine Dion did “Baby Shark” for Carpool Karaoke and she is just getting weirder and weirder and I love it.

+ Hem hem. Killing Eve breaks bad beautifully, succeeding where Game of Thrones failed.

+ Alabama public TV won’t show Arthur’s gay wedding.

+ Sue Bird will probably miss most of the 2019 WNBA season due to a knee injury.

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle managing editor 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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11 Comments

  1. Terrible news about Humans!

    Alabama being Alabama… I love this mom’s reaction to news of the ban (quoted from AL.com): Misty Souder, a substitute teacher in McCalla, saw the celebration of inclusion on social media and recorded the episode to watch with her 9-year-old daughter. She and her daughter were disappointed when the episode, which still was named “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” turned out to be a re-run. Souder reached out to APT and used the experience to teach her daughter about the importance of speaking out for the minority groups.

    “I just want her to be aware,” Souder said. “There’s too much going on not to stand up for stuff, even if it’s Arthur. I never thought I’d be going to battle for a gay rat wedding, but here we are.”

  2. The small screen study seems really interesting.

    I’m a bit curious about what the TV show from 1959 was or if I’m misreading it? And if 2000s means all of this century or if it cuts off in 2009?

    And I know they’re radio but would Julian and Sandy be seen as ‘incidentally camp’? They were presented almost like a couple but it was revealed they had wives in the last episode. And bi erasure meant that was Clary’s way of saying ‘shock reveal, they’re straight’.

  3. 1990s flashbacks-o-rama! I’ve had a MAJOR crush on Laura Linney’s smile since 1993’s Tales of the City. This crush is so noble and true, I had to stop watching the Big C after a few episodes because that character was soooo not Mary Ann Singleton.

    I NEVER thought I would develop any positive feelings about Celine…but I, too, am all about her journey. SHE IS FREAKING HILARIOUS NOW.

    Also, also…(and I’m cheating here with the 1990s framing device)…heal up, dreamy Sue Bird!

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