Pop Culture Fix: Every Oscar-Winning Actress Over 40 Has to Play Gay Now, It’s Carol’s Law

Well, I don’t know about y’all, but I cannot concentrate* on anything but the election, so! But! Here’s some queer lil pop culture links for you anyway, in this week’s Wednesday Pop Culture Fix. 

*obsess over

+ According to Natalie, there’s a moment of queerness in Nicole Kidman’s new series, The Undoing. I wonder how come every Oscar-winning actress over 40 is playing gay these days? I’m going to call it Carol’s Law. Anyway, um. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER. 




This storyline not end well.


+.I missed Kate McKinnon’s 2019 psychic skit from this week’s SNL; the warning for JKR made me laugh out loud.

+ People keep messaging us to asking if Drew’s going to review the new Rebecca. She is not, and this scathing review is the reasons why she is not. But you really should (re)read her masterful review of the classic!

+ Also please enjoy Drew on NPR’s Morning Edition!

+ Why is Nintendo Switch so freaking queer?

+ Related: ‘If Found…’ brings queer ’90s nostalgia to Nintendo Switch.

+ Also Related: The queer appeal of Dead by Daylight.

+ How queer comedy became the Internet’s favorite quarantine content.

+ Demi Lovato will host the People’s Choice Awards.

+ Whitney’s “I Will Always Love You” has hit one BILLION YouTube views.

+ Wonder Woman is a gay icon, even if the movies won’t go there.

+ Bridezillas has finally featured its first lesbian couple.

+ The full trailer for Netflix’s Selena is here! ANYTHING FOR SELENAS!

+ HMMM!!

+ And one more!

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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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  1. Peacock is free service for cable subscribers correct? I kind of want to see this new Saved By the Bell, but after seeing two episodes of the New Class where Screech was Vice Principal to Belding that was a no. I think actor that plays him is doing time now, wild. I really hope Lisa &/or Jesse’s characters are not straight.

    • I have watched some things (The Amber Ruffin Show–it is delightful) for free on Peacock! Not sure what costs money and what doesn’t but there are definitely some things that are free with ads!

  2. When I watched that Saved By The Bell promo, I thought to myself “was I attracted to Elizabeth Berkeley as a kid? (probably, yes)” and then “am I attracted to Elizabeth Berkeley now?! (Hell yes, she is peak Mommi).

  3. …Is it just me or does anyone else kinda wanna watch the new Rebekah movie purely because of that absolutely scathing review from Vulture? I mean that makes it seem so absurd that it just has to be entertaining in some way?! I have not seen the film nor have I read anything else about it, but calling Ann Dowd heinous? Those right there are fightin’ words

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