So many things happened when we were in the mountains at A-Camp and so if you missed any of the breaking pop culture glory of the past week or so please check out Natalie’s look at the billions of TV cancellations and green lights and her Sunday Funday link round-up, and Carmen’s Also.Also.Also. Here’s what else is going on in the world of gay entertainment! (If I double up on links you’ve already seen, I apologize. I’m just really excited to be back in the land of reliable wi-fi with all this fun stuff to look forward to!)
The Atlantic ran down the good and bad of SNL’s 43rd season and basically the only consistent good was Kate McKinnon.
Wow so shocking (not shocking) that the only person standing up for Jessica Walter against Jeffrey Tambor in this NYT interview with the Arrested Development cast is Alia Shawkat.
I do think that as an advocate for myself on set, I’m very direct. We had a guest star once who — I will not name names — but he came on and he was calling everyone “baby” and “honey” and “babe,” and I jokingly said to someone in the makeup trailer, “Oh, I wish he would call me babe.” Let’s see what happens. And then sure enough once we hit set, he did speak to me that way, and I said, I’d really prefer it if you called me by my name. And he was like, “All right, sweetie.” And then I stopped and said, “No. I am actually serious. I am not sweetie. My name is Stephanie, and I’d like you to call me by my actual name.” And he was a little bit of an older guy, and I don’t think he was used to anybody talking to him that way, especially not a young woman.
Netflix has announced the cast for the She-Ra reboot and my excitement is even higher than before (and I was already practically frantic!).
Know your worth, demand the ball, lead both from the bench and from the field, support each other, and do not fear failure. This address is pure inspiration for young women everywhere. Well done, @abbywambach. #wolfpack https://t.co/2qnXsTj48q
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) May 23, 2018
Natalie already told you but I’m telling you again: BATWOMAN!
Marti Noxon has two shows debuting this summer with the common theme of “women’s pain and rage.” Sophie Gilbert over at The Atlantic talked to her about them, about where they fit into the context of her career, and about why now is exactly the moment we need them the most.
Waiting for my agents to call me… https://t.co/bohBF4eQdT
— Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe) May 18, 2018
This NYT interview with Janet Mock and Ryan Murphy is really, really good. I honestly cannot wait for Pose.
Speaking of which:
More Gina Rodriguez on next season’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine! (Thank you, NBC!)
She doesn’t have a #pizza my heart… She has the whole thing!What’s your favorite pizza topping? I wonder if there’s anything I haven’t tried yet! 🍕 ❤️ #Homemade #FamilyTime #ChefCatCora #SantaBarbara pic.twitter.com/gW0V8wmA5I
Get to know Powerhouse Seattle Couple Sue Bird & Megan Rapinoe (aka the interview in which Sue calls Megan “the poster child of gayness.”)
Tig Notaro’s comedy special, Happy to be Here, is now streaming on Netflix! (She’s also not here for a Louis C.K. comeback, just FYI.)