Welcome to your weekly pop culture fix!
+ Aha so! It seems that our dearest So Gay friend Kristen Stewart will be bringing some gay attention to Saturday Night Live this weekend and Kate McKinnon has something to say about that:
+ Emily VanDerWerff on how she’s rethinking her job in 2020: “…what’s interesting to me increasingly isn’t straight-up reviews. It’s much more common for me to be taken with the idea of writing a reported feature, or a critical essay, or something like that. I now prefer to take the long view, and taking a look at my traffic stats, my readers prefer that too.”
+ Jill Soloway will be directing a (lesbian astronaut) Sally Ride biopic for Lionsgate! The film will explore Ride’s life and her 1983 mission on the Challenger space shuttle.
There are certain words and certain scenes that are cut out, that aren’t the swear words. It’s ‘fuck, fuck, fuck’ all day, but they removed the word ‘masturbation,’ they removed the word ‘vagina.’ So I’m just curious what a woman is supposed to take from that. That it’s an obscenity. That it’s inappropriate.
There’s insane violence of bodies being ripped in half and yet a love scene between two women is censored from the film. It’s such an integral part of the character’s journey. My heart just broke. I don’t understand it. It’s confusing.”
+ Run don’t walk, Australians: Supermarket giant Kmart is selling adorable same-sex family dolls for kids – and they’re almost sold out
+ Tig Notaro, Wife Stephanie Allynne To Direct Lesbian Coming-Of-Age Film in which “two thirtysomething women who have been best friends their entire lives” have “their friendship is tested when one of the women embarks on a personal journey.”