Pop Culture Fix: Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher Is Even More Upsetting Than We Imagined!

Hello! This is a Pop Culture Fix that I crafted with love, just for you! 

+ The Crown has unveiled Gillian Anderson’s Margaret Thatcher. :(

Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher

+ Queen Sugar is back in production! Season five will tackle Black Lives Matter, COVID, and the election.

+ I don’t know if it’s the lack of TV and film production and so a general lack of pop culture news or what, but I have never seen so many interviews with Sarah Paulson and Cynthia Nixon in my entire life as I have since Ratched was released. Today’s is from EW: Cynthia Nixon dishes on that sexy oyster-eating scene, whatever that means!

+ Ducktales’ director confirms Penumbra is a lesbian.

+ Gloria Calderon Kellett on One Day at a Time‘s debut on CBS, the fate of the politics episode, and season five prospects.

+ black-ish star Marsai Martin and Walden Media are adapting Ingrid Law’s fantasy novel, Savvy, as a TV series.

+ Sam Jay is getting her own late night show. (Don’t miss Shelli’s review of her stand-up special.)

+ Christine Baranski and Jenifer Lewis have joined Debbie Allen’s Dolly Parton Christmas movie in which Dolly plays a literal angel.

+ I, for one, cannot wait for Leslie Jones’ Supermarket Sweep, the greatest game show OF ALL TIME.

+ The Hollywood Commission, which is chaired by Anita Hill, is launching a sexual harassment reporting platform and intervention training, after the results of their most recent survey on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

+ Iman Vellani has been cast as Ms. Marvel in the new Disney+ series!

+ The Social Distance trailer is here, and you know what? I don’t hate it.

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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. i quibble with one item above. Dolly Parton is not ‘playing’ a literal angel. she is a literal angel appearing in a christmas movie.

  2. oh man i just instantly remembered being Very Into savvy and scumble as a seventh grader which honestly, that was queer

  3. Just came here to give a shout out to DuckTales! It’s an amazing show and I wish more people were watching it so I could talk about it more.

    This gay plot line has been seeded from season 1. I ship Della Duck and Penumbra hard.

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