Pop Culture Fix: Is “Station 19” Setting Up Maya and Carina to be a Legendary Gay Shondaland Couple?

Hey howdy hi hi, here’s your Monday Pop Culture Fix!

+ Stefania Spampinato, Dr. Carina “Orgasm” Deluca, is making a full-time move from Grey’s Anatomy to Station 19. Carmen says: “Maya and Carina are going down in history with the Shondaland gay legends, and I’ll hear nothing about it!” (Natalie says: “A threesome with a newly single Teddy Altman would pacify me.”)

+ This was also featured in Sunday Funday, but it’s worth seeing twice: remembering the short-lived queer villains of horror.

+ Saoirse Ronan-Kate and Winslet’s lesbian dinosaur film will screen at the Deauville American Film Festival along with nine other 2020 Cannes Film Festival selections.

+ Valerie Anne’s writing about Umbrella Academy season two for you, but until then, here’s Ellen Page talking about the [SPOILER].

+ The Kids Are All Right is turning ten years old, and Variety has the “untold history” of the “queer family classic.

+ Wynonna Earp‘s season four premiere ratings were huge.

+ Harley Quinn‘s animated series is now on HBO Max; if you haven’t watched it yet, treat yourself! Season two is one of my favorite gay seasons of TV ever.

+ The Emmys will be virtual this year.

+ Before she passed away, Naya Rivera recorded an episode of Netflix’s Sugar Rush, which was released on Friday and dedicated to Rivera.

+ The trailer for Evan Rachel Wood and Miranda July’s Kajillionaire is here.

+ The GLAAD Media Awards were more political than ever this year, and rightly so.

+ Bryan Fuller’s looking to Netflix for another season of Hannibal (no way Margot and Alana will survive that!).

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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. From this 2020 viewpoint, the things that some people once found objectionable about The Kids Are All Right don’t seem relevant anymore.

    The writing is fantastic and from a queer woman. The actors are all incredible. Who cares if Julianne Moore’s character slept with a man? The character could’ve been bi, we don’t know. Who cares if Moore and Bening are straight? They exude such queer mom energy. At this distance in time, I’m happy to sit back and enjoy this movie for the amazing piece of art that it is.

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