It’s Wednesday! Pop goes the culture fix!
+ Katie McGrath will continue her unbroken streak of playing gay characters in the upcoming Australian thriller series Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, a story about, I think, a deadly wedding. McGrath is “Saskia, a fast-rising lawyer and an arresting, high-octane British truth-bomb. She is relentlessly intelligent and fiercely loyal. A bisexual woman, Saskia defies pigeonholing and holds a secret that could mean the end of friendship with her best mate, Olivia.” HIGH-OCTANE BRITISH TRUTH BOMB. Valerie Anne would like me to take this moment to remind you of McGrath’s turn in Dracula and Natalie believes it is a crime that more of you do not know about McGrath and Gemma Chan in Dates. And, of course, you all know Lena Luthor.
+ Lena Waithe and Gina Prince-Bythewood chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about the shortcomings of Hollywood diversity initiatives and starting a mentoring program.
+ This is good stuff over at the New Yorker: The Delights and Discomforts of “The Bold Type,” a Woke Fantasy of Magazine Journalism
+ The Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium in Kerry reports that half of all their penguins are gay. I don’t know if this is technically pop culture news but also I do not care; it is vital information.