Pop Culture Fix: Get Your Hot Takes Ready for the Queerish “Heathers” Reboot

Hello did you see the Fall TV Preview Riese and I wrote for you because we love you? Here are some other pop culture things!


+ A couple of months ago Riese told you about the new Heathers reboot that, at the time, was coming to TVLand with a queer woman director, a black lesbian Heather and a genderqueer Heather. Well, the Heathers reboot is still happening but it’s going to be on Paramount Network and there appears to be a white male showrunner. This is not a great development. The first teaser landed on the internet this week, and it’s word-for-word the movie at this point, though the cast talked to Pop Sugar and said the film is only going to serve as inspiration.

Coming in 2018 to the Paramount Network. #Heathers #☠️

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This is going to be a weird one. The thing about Heathers is all the Heathers are the same straight white bully and that’s why they all end up dead. In this version, the characters representing normally marginalized and often oppressed groups will terrorize the straight white guy and girl and get killed for it? I guess we’ll see how it turns out.

+ Vulture has rounded up everything the internet knows about Ryan Murphy’s new biopic about Riese Bernard/the news season of American Horror Story.

+ How about a new trailer for season two of One Mississippi!

+ From the writer of last night’s episode of The Bold Type.

+ You probably heard James Cameron said some dumb nonsense about Wonder Woman last week. Well, Patty Jenkins responded on Twitter.

+ Well it ain’t Tippi the — actually, wait no, it literally is Tippi the Bird.

+ Stephanie Beatriz is on this week’s Queery podcast with Cameron Esposito and it’s really, really good. She talks about bi erasure, eating disorders, and learning to love herself.

+ A definition for you.

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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  1. I know I’m intrigued when I see Before Sunrise being referenced and my ears literally perk up like a dog. “Looking” did a great homage in their first season and I anticipate The Bold Type doing a good job as well.

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