Well and hello again! This morning I am making our team rank lesbian hauntings, so stay tuned for that later this week — in the meantime, please enjoy this Pop Culture Fix.
+ I really love this interview between Kristen Stewart and Clea DuVall in In Style; I think you will like it too!
The first time I ever dated a girl, I was immediately being asked if I was a lesbian. And it’s like, “God, I’m 21 years old.” I felt like maybe there were things that have hurt people I’ve been with. Not because I felt ashamed of being openly gay but because I didn’t like giving myself to the public, in a way. It felt like such thievery. This was a period of time when I was sort of cagey. Even in my previous relationships, which were straight, we did everything we could to not be photographed doing things — things that would become not ours. So I think the added pressure of representing a group of people, of representing queerness, wasn’t something I understood then. Only now can I see it. Retrospectively, I can tell you I have experience with this story. But back then I would have been like, “No, I’m fine. My parents are fine with it. Everything’s fine.” That’s bullshit. It’s been hard. It’s been weird. It’s that way for everyone.
+ Also, she’s answering your fan mail!
+ Whoopi says she WILL make Sister Act 3! (Oh, happy day!)
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) October 8, 2020
+ Please enjoy Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters set from New Yorker Fest.