Pop Culture Fix: Let’s Keep Talking About “The Half Of It” Forever

Lo, a Pop Culture Fix hath arrived for your Monday!


+ Hey, have you watched The Half Of It yet? You should! You sure should!

+ The New York Times profiled Alice Wu and talked about the journey from Saving Face to her new film.

+ 🍍🦉🐛

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+ The Half of It star Leah Lewis chatted with Elle about the film and the transformational process of working with Alice Wu.

+ The Half of It won the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca (online viewing and voting this year).

+ Patty Jenkins has sold a pitch for an Amazonian Wonder Woman spin-off.

+ The Horniest Episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess.

+ The Television Critics Association has cancelled its summer press tour.

+ Were Hattie McDaniel and Tallulah Bankhead really an item as Janet Mock’s Hollywood portrays them?

+ The final trailer for the final season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. (This theme song remix fucked me up, y’all.)

+ Netflix promises it won’t run out of content.

+ Looks like Ryan Murphy’s The Politician sneaked in under the coronavirus wire.

+ Why rewriting Hollywood is personal for Janet Mock and Ryan Murphy.

+ The Indigo Girls have released a new song about growing up in a small town. 

+ Janelle Monae’s horror film, Antebellum, is slated for release in August.

+ Excuse me, what, there’s new Adventure Time episodes coming to HBO, including one dedicated solely to Marceline and Princess Bubblegum?!?!!!!

+ Looks like Hush is the final big bad of Batwoman’s freshman season. (Sorry if seeing the word Hush capitalized like that gives you PTSD!)

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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11 Comments

  1. The Half Of It is one of my favorite movies ever. From watching the movie and reading her various interviews and writings, it is clear Alice Wu is a genius. I hope she gets all the money and support she needs to make movies for as long as she wants.

  2. As a total baby dyke who wasn’t even born until after Xena stopped airing new episodes (yeah, I know), can I just say how happy I am that the fandom around this show kept it relevant enough for a snobby, digital-age baby like me to take a chance on it?

    I’m still on my first journey with Xena: Warrior Princess and almost from the first episode it had me asking, what subtext? This show is G-A-Y.

    I love how many times they go out of their way to split-hairs with the heteronormative censures of the network. Xena and Gabrielle all the way!

  3. If the author of the Xena article reads this: Me.
    I used to watch that show and literally thought,“ Two girls can just be really close friends and like each other a lot and not be lesbians!“
    I stayed up all night to watch the 2am rerun of „The Quest“ for unrelated reasons.

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