Welcome to your weekly Pop Culture Fix, the place where we talk about queer entertainment news in to distract ourselves until the next episode of Supergirl!
+ Would you like to watch Ellen accept her Presidential Medal of Freedom? Would you like to watch it a hundred times? It made me cry because it made Ellen cry, and also because any hope in this political darkness right now is a precious, powerful thing.
+ Alison Bechdel just drew her first Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip in eight years. It’s a good one. It’s exactly what I wanted to see today.
+ Parker Posey will play a gender-flipped Dr. Smith in Netflix’s Lost In Space remake.
+ I always get so bummed when Luisa goes away “to rehab” on Jane the Virgin just because the show doesn’t know what to do with her, despite consistently being best show on television, and I was actually worried she might not come back at all for the rest of season three, but I was wrong! Elisabeth Rohm has been cast as Luisa’s love interest in a recurring role.
+ Here’s a great piece from The Atlantic called “Queer Writers in the Age of Trump.”
There are still places where LGBT Americans fear to go. But at its best, and often in times of the deepest challenges and uncertainties, our literature has offered a vision to the world of the possibilities that may exist within each person, of our ability to resist and persist, of our ability to make and remake ourselves, even in the face of unspeakable pain. Many of us are accustomed to benign ignorance at best and violent hatred at worst—and the opposite of hatred is not love, but, rather, compassion or empathy, which is what the best literature tries to instill in us. In such an atmosphere of uncertainty, we must remember, that even if for many of us the sky seems dark, our art can still be one of the lights leading us through the night.
+ Hey, guess who’s joining TV Land’s super queer Heathers reboot? Oh, it’s Shannen Doherty all right.
+ Hamilton’s Brandon Victor Dixon has nothing to apologize for and he knows it.
+ This is a big damn deal: CBS’ new Star Trek: Discovery series has cast its lead and it is Michelle Yeoh!
+ Okay and here is one other hopeful thing: Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson are still stupid levels of in love and tweeting each other when they’re away from the dinner table for more than about five seconds. #TooLongToBear
— Holland Taylor (@HollandTaylor) November 21, 2016
+ Hey, happy Thanksgiving.
— Chris P. Bacon (@Clay_57) November 23, 2016