Pop Culture Fix: Like You, FIFA Has Officially Crowned Megan Rapinoe “The Best”

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+ FIFA has officially crowned Megan Rapinoe The Best, and, like always, when she took the stage to accept her trophy, she used her time to call out racism and homophobia.

“If we really want to have meaningful change, what I think is most inspiring would be if everybody other than Sterling and Koulibaly, if they were as outraged about racism as they were, if everybody was as outraged about homophobia as the LGBTQ players, if everybody was as outraged about the lack of equal pay and investment in the women’s game other than just women, that would be the most inspiring thing to me… That’s my ask of everybody. We have such incredible opportunity, being professional football players … we have so much success … we have incredible platforms. I ask everybody here to lend your platform, to lift people up, to use this beautiful game to change the world for better.”

+ Over at the AV Club, Kellee Terrell: Black motherhood on TV has never been so nuanced.

+ The first trailer for Last of Us 2 is here and also a release date! February 21st!

+ Less canonical and yet still gay: The Frozen 2 trailer.

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+ Five secrets from the How to Get Away With Murder season five premiere screener. Here’s one thing that’s not a secret: They’re going to put Annalise through the ringer worse than ever.

+ An all-lady Arrow spin-off is coming to the CW.

+ Trisha Yearwood’s new album is so classic Trisha Yearwood that I, a Southern lesbian of a certain age, am so completely enamored with it. She chatted with PrideSource about being an ally and also how she loves Brandi Carlile as much as we do.

+ Over at EW, Lacey Vorrasi-Banis: The one where Friends helped keep me in the closet.

+ Hayley Kiyoko told Kelly Clarkson being gay is her superpower.

+ Jennifer Beals and Ilene Chaiken are teaming up to adapt Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo for Freeform. 

+ GLOW has been renewed for a fourth and final season.

+ Just a lil’ But I’m a Cheerleader reunion on the Emmys red carpet.

+ Trans Latinx actress Zoey Luna has joined The Craft remake.

+ Over at Variety, Caroline Framke: How TV Failed Me on Bisexuality — And Then Got Its Act Together. 

+ The Charlie’s Angels press is starting to ramp up!

+ And finally, She-Ra showrunner Noelle Stevenson and cartoonist/animation writer Molly Ostertag got married this weekend!

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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    • I actually hope that Evelyn Hugo project fails, because I don’t think Freeform has the budget to recreate old Hollywood or that they’ll be able to find someone magnetic enough to play Hugo — she was inspired by people like Elizabeth Taylor and Rita Hayworth, big, glamorous talents. The book was absolutely wonderful and I’d love to see it as a movie or a prestige limited series, but a cable TV show from the people who gave us The L Word? I can’t think of a worse match.

  1. I still haven’t read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo but I’ll get around to it eventually but a series about it sounds interesting.

    And I don’t like Frozen (sorry to anyone here that loves it) and I only want to see the sequel because of Evan Rachel Wood.

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