In this week’s Pop Culture Fix, I will prove, definitively, that all movies are gay now (or should be).
+ Literally all I want to do is talk about Captain Marvel, and while I will mostly refrain from doing that in this Pop Culture Fix, I would like to note that the film destroyed even Marvel’s most optimistic projections, and will earn over $500 million worldwide while I’m typing this sentence on Tuesday afternoon. Variety even says the myth of women superheroes flopping at the box office is over.
And now I shall unleash so many trailers for queer films upon you.
+ Booksmart is blowing critics’ minds at SXSW. It’s an Olivia Wilde-directed indie buddy comedy about two teenage girls — one of whom is queer — getting up to some shenanigans on their last night of high school. Lady Bird meets Superbad is what they say. New York Magazine‘s Emily Yoshida called it a masterpiece.
— Booksmart (@Booksmart) March 11, 2019
+ My Days of Mercy, starring Ellen Page and Kata Mara.
+ Anna Paquin’s Tell It to the Bees.
+ The full official season two trailer for Killing Eve.
+ BBC has dropped a trailer for Gentleman Jack, a new series about Anne Lister. (In the US, we’re getting it on HBO.)
"She doesn't conform to the way people think a woman should look, or think, or be."
Suranne Jones stars as the one-of-a-kind Anne Lister, who's on a mission to marry a seriously wealthy woman. 🎩 #GentlemanJack by Sally Wainwright (@spiceyw) is coming soon to BBC One. #IWD2019 pic.twitter.com/by2nToivwr
— BBC One (@BBCOne) March 8, 2019
+ Autostraddle CEO/Editor-in-Chief Riese Bernard is rightly quoted in this piece at NewNowNext about queer women who have never seen The L Word coming out and admitting it.
+ There’s a new Orphan Black series in development at AMC? I asked our very own Orphan Black expert Valerie Anne to explain this to me and she did so thusly: “IT’S SACRILEGE IS WHAT IT IS. IT’S NOT ORPHAN BLACK WITHOUT TATIANA, YOU MONSTERS.”
+ The entire USWNT is suing U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination. Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan chatted about it on CBS This Morning.
+ Frankie Shaw’s SMILF has been canceled at Showtime due to a probe into her alleged misconduct.
+ One more thing:
— Jordan B (@nowhere897) March 8, 2019
+ Hulu has set a premiere date for Harlots season three and it’s July 10th, with episodes dropping on subsequent Wednesdays after that.
+ And finally: Busy Phillips flew a plane around LA telling Netflix to #RenewODAAT! (I mean, she hired a plane — she didn’t fly it herself; she’s not some kind of Alison DiLaurentis.)