Hello, my dear friends. How are you all feeling? Are you hanging in there? I’m thinking of you and sending you my love along with today’s Pop Culture Fix.
+ Fiona Apple’s new album title, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, is a Gillian Anderson quote from The Fall, which you can read about in this brilliant Emily Nussbaum New Yorker profile.
“Fetch the Bolt Cutters” is a reference to a scene in “The Fall,” the British police procedural starring Gillian Anderson as a sex-crimes investigator; Anderson’s character calls out the phrase after finding a locked door to a room where a girl has been tortured… She said, of the title, “Really, what it’s about is not being afraid to speak.” Another major theme was women—specifically, her struggle to “not fall in love with the women who hate me.”
+ Basically every network and studio and TV show and film has halted production, and most big budget film releases — including Mulan — have been postponed. I started collecting links but there are too many to share at this point.
— Dixie Chicks (@dixiechicks) March 16, 2020