Pop Culture Fix: Jen Richards Joins “Clarice” to Put Buffalo Bill’s “Complicated Legacy” Into Perspective

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+ Clarice casts Jen Richards as trans character who will discuss Buffalo Bill’s “complicated legacy.”

“All I can say is that the character intersects with Clarice’s storyline in a way that her transness isn’t central to her storyline, but her identity as a trans woman prompts her to discuss with Clarice the complicated legacy of Buffalo Bill,” Richards said during a virtual premiere event for “Clarice” on Monday night.

+ The queer Golden Globes 2021 noms.

+ Related: For the first time in the history of the Golden Globe awards, more than one woman has been nominated in the best director category in any one year.

Related: The Golden Globes — what a joke.

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+ Rachel Maddow says she’ll never be the same after her partner’s Covid battle.

+ An American Girl doll got some lesbian aunts and the Million Moms are not happy about it!

+ Dolly Parton turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice under Donald Trump.

+ Here’s a two-hour long supercut of every LGBTQ joke made on The Simpsons.

+ Sarah Paulson on her new AHS character.

+ Celebrating SOPHIE’s singular, unapologetically queer legacy.

+ Netflix is turning Tomb Radier into anime.

+ Ryan Coogler is developing a Wakanda series for Disney+.

+ Azie Tesfai has co-written an episode for the final season of Supergirl.

+ And now it’s time for your weekly Javicia Leslie check in.

+ Batwoman has been renewed for season three and so many other CW queer shows!

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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6 Comments

  1. Mentioned in that Batwoman renewal article is that Walker also got renewed for a second season already and I am just asking how? It hasn’t even aired it’s third episode yet and going off episode 1 it isn’t that amazing a show, so is it just the cishet white man being the lead, or am I missing something?

    • I think they may be banking on some built-in audience from that cishet white dude’s supernatural fandom plus Lindsey Morgan’s 100 fandom plus Odette Annable’s Supergirl fandom? Not sure how far it’ll carry them, but I genuinely can’t find any other reasoning, aside from the their usual, unquenchable thirst for the young white male demographic.

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