Pop Culture Fix: “Killing Eve” Is Coming Back Early, a Little More Sapphic Stalking as a Treat

I hope you’re staying safe out there, friends. Here’s your bi-weekly Pop Culture Fix


+ The Killing Eve season three trailer is here. It’s coming back two weeks early.

+ The Original Theatre Company’s touring production of the horror play, The Croft, is now available online. It includes some lesbian hauntings.

+ Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a queer survival guide to self-isolation. (Speaking of, did you know Portrait is on Hulu now?)

+ Wanna chat about Teddy’s bisexuality on Grey’s Anatomy? Good, ’cause Kim Raver does too.

+ Quarantine pro tip: Get yourself a lesbian.

+ Michael Schur uses The Trolley Problem to explain the COVID-19 crisis.

+ One Day at a Time‘s season four premiere drew solid numbers! (Our TV Team chatted about it in a roundtable.)

+ One more interview with Rebecca Sugar about the Steven Universe finale. (Related, in NYT: Nicole Clark on how Steven Universe helped her better understand her biracial identity.)

+ How the coronavirus is affecting the fall TV pilot season.

+ The Picard finale finally gave us what we’ve been waiting decades for with Seven of Nine.

+ Cobie Smulders chatted with Indiewire about the Stumptown season one finale and what’s coming in season two.

+ Callie and George ranked higher than Callie and Arizona on TV Line’s best Grey’s Anatomy couples list?!?!?!?!?!?!?????!!!!!!!!!!

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.

Heather has written 978 articles for us.

7 Comments

  1. So … SPOILERS FOR PICARD

    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *

    Okay, so Seven being revealed as queer was something I absolutely LOVED!

    BUT.

    I do wish they had been a little more explicit about it, ala Rios & Jurati, who got quite the arc for their attraction and relationship. In a podcast about the season, a podcaster revealed that the director explained that Seven had been in a relationship with the woman she killed in the first episode she appeared in AND in one episode Raffi contacted an “old friend” to get diplomatic credentials for Picard, and he also explained that that woman was Raffi’s ex.

    I just feel like this is the same-old-same-old where the hets get full proper plots & fleshed-out depictions of their relationships, and we merely … well; exist.

    Again, don’t get me wrong, Seven had my gaydar ringing from back in the Voyager days (her relationship with Torres on the show was seriously up there for me), so to have her confirmed as queer is utterly wonderful and I am so so happy for it. AND this is so new for Trek … as a long long time queer trekkie the fact that Trek did not have such got to be face-palming before Discovery.

    BUT I definitely feel the double-standard in this.

    I just hope that in Season 2 (whenever that happens with COVID-19) we get more actual development of them, because despite my love of Trek, I’ve learned to be skeptical.

  2. You can’t retcon 7 being queer without also clarifying she was queer for Janeway (and vice versa) and that the *actual* retcon was pairing her with chakotay, which made absolutely no sense whatsoever, because trek was clearly cowardly about it.

Contribute to the conversation...

You must be logged in to post a comment.