Pop Culture Fix: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan Will Play Lesbian Lovers by the 1840s Seaside

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are gonna gay it up together in a new film called Ammonite, by the folks who brought you The King’s Speech and Widows. The plot sounds like a fan fiction I’d truly love: “Set in a UK coastal town in the 1840s, the drama will follow the unlikely romance between palaeontologist Mary Anning and a London woman of means to whom she must unexpectedly play nursemaid.” (Careful, Saoirse! Kate Winslet has not always been so selfless near the ocean!)

+ We finally have a premiere date for One Day at a Time‘s third season: February 8th! TVLine has your first look!

+ Queer as Folk is getting rebooted at — you guessed it! — Bravo.

+ Emma Watson gives us our first look at Greta Gerwig’s Little Women adaptation. (Make Jo gay or get out, Gerwig!)

+ Here’s your first look at Stef and Lena visiting their bbs on Good Trouble. Natalie watched the pilot episode last night and will be bringing you a full review in the coming weeks!

+ Supegirl‘s back on January 20th and here’s the teaser, in which Alex is still just standing around doing nothing making sad faces.

+ This is maybe only interesting to me and Natalie, but when Channing Dungey left her spot as Entertainment President of ABC last month, we were like, “Whaaat, why?” Well here’s the answer: She’s going to Netflix to keep working with Shonda (and also the Obamas, Jenji Kohan, Marti Noxon, and all of Netflix’s other biggest-deal original series showrunners.)

+ Top Chef came back two weeks ago and while we’ve already lost our adorable lesbian contestant, I do want you to know Lena Waithe is guest judging this season.

+ The reviews are in for Ellen’s new stand-up special and this one from Vulture is my favorite (because it’s the smartest): Ellen’s Netflix Special Is an Hour-long Flex.

She-Ra won Best New Series in Animation magazine’s Best of 2018!

+ Billy Porter wrote a guest column over at The Hollywood Reporter about how Pose “broke through the homophobic, transphobic ceiling of silence.”

+ The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has already been renewed through season four.

+ Over at the Hollywood Reporter: Janelle Monae on Why She’s Ready to Break Down Her “Private” Barriers: “It’s Uncomfortable For Me”

+ A League of Their Own is streaming for free on Crackle right now. (Rest peacefully, Penny! What a life well lived!)

+ And finally, Laneia really did not love this, but I sure did!

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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. I’d be really down for that movie if it was some other actress than Winslet. She’s such an awful person. I can’t stand her.

  2. 1. If you want to read a (still fictional but unfortunately not explicitly gay) book about Mary Anning, I highly recommend “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier.

    2. Thank you for reminding me that I still need to finish She-Ra.

    3. That Carol carol is the ABSOLUTE BEST.

  3. Hot take: make AMY gay.

    Really though! Amy burns Jo’s book (c’mon, tell me your ex wouldn’t have); sleeps with a peg on her nose due to vanity and pride; goes to Europe; lectures dudes about how they’re wasting their lives; is narcissistic and clumsy and a hot mess and really, the only Little Woman who is even remotely fun. I mean, I think she’d be a nightmare to hang with, but I’m not going to pretend that I’m not either.


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