Pop Culture Fix: Kristen Stewart Knows She Was Cagey About Being Queer, She Just Needed a Dang Minute

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!

+ Janelle Monáe closes the first season of Lovecraft Country with a virtual reality concert experience.

+ The AV Club made a list of 14 shows that should do animated episodes and some of your faves sure are on there.

+ Demi Lovato reveals the exact moment she knew she was queer.

+ The cast of GLOW reunited to talk about voting and their show’s unceremonious cancellation.

+ Dove Cameron says Liv from her Disney Channel series Liv and Maddie was bisexual.

+ Whoopi says she WILL make Sister Act 3! (Oh, happy day!)

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+ Here’s a Dickinson season two trailer for you, and also news that the series has been confirmed for season three!

+ The Social Justice Now Film Festival will feature Michael B. Jordan’s Just Mercy and Fruitvale Station on opening night at Paramount’s Drive-In Theater.

+ Please enjoy Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters set from New Yorker Fest.

+ Your first look at Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of The Prom is here!

+ Kate Mulgrew will play Captain Janeway again on a Nickelodeon Star Trek cartoon!

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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.

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6 Comments

  1. Somehow I (a major Buffy fan) went until this day not knowing that there is a movie in which Sarah Michelle Gellar kisses another woman. I feel robbed and must immediately watch “Cruel Intentions”

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