Pop Culture Fix: Lili Reinhart’s DMs Are Filled With “More Quality Human Beings” Since She Came Out as Bisexual

Well hello it’s Wednesday somehow; here’s your Pop Culture Fix!


+ Lili Reinhart on why she waited to come out as bisexual.

But still, the news has changed things.

“I did have a couple of ladies sliding into my DMs which I thought was funny, but also flattering,” she admitted. “Yeah. It was interesting to see the difference in my DMs after I came out, which was a nice little surprise…And also just like, I hate to say it, more quality human beings.”

+ The AV Club is doing a Murder, She Wrote rewatch, which somehow feels kind of perfect for this moment in time.

+ No one plays the game like Billie Jean King.

+ Also, I love this.

+ Layshia Clarendon and ‘the path less taken’ through basketball and life.

+ The best alternative streaming services, from anime to arthouse.

+ Lizzo scored 11 nominations for the Billboard Music Awards.

+ Saoirse Ronan asked her gay friends for advice about playing a lesbian opposite Kate Winslet in Ammonite?

+ Ellen’s current and former staff were unimpressed with her on-air apology earlier this week. (Related from THR: How Ellen’s apology fell short.)

+ Natasha Lyonne and Alia Shawkat are developing an “Iraqi immigrant comedy.”

+ 911, Pose, and Ryan Murphy’s zillion other shows have set tentative production start dates.

+ This Harper’s Bazar profile of Sarah Paulson by Roxane Gay is fantastic, because of course it is.

+ Also fantastic: Tracy Clayton and Lena Waithe in conversation.

+ Your guide to getting into Schitt’s Creek.

+ Why Netflix keeps cancelling shows after two seasons.

+ 5 underrated veteran Black actors that deserve their flowers (and more roles).


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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, 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 Twitter, and Instagram.

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