It’s time for another Pop Culture Fix, the place you go to read queer entertainment news to give your brain a break from the Hunger Games-style political news that’s attacking you around every corner. Sometimes there’s even a surprise kitten in here!
This headline from IndieWire stopped me dead in my tracks: Wild Nights With Emily Review: Molly Shannon Is Emily Dickinson in the Best Lesbian Comedy in Years. (!!!!!) Okay, and listen to this:
Though it is certainly a comedy, “Wild Nights With Emily” is anchored by a surprisingly touching love story between Emily and her friend from childhood, Susan Gilbert (Susan Ziegler). Their teenage romance develops during 19th century sleepovers that would make 21st century parents blush. (Young Emily and Young Susan are played by Dana Melanie and Sasha Frolova.) Soon, Emily is heartbroken to learn about Susan’s secret engagement to her brother, but softens when Susan explains her plan for them to be together. Sure enough, Susan and Austin (Kevin Seal) build their house right next door to Emily’s, and a lifetime of early morning scurrying across the lawn ensues.
Watching this video of Ellen and Sean Hayes clowning on each other about being famous gays from the ’90s is a good use of your time, I promise.
Katelyn Burns over at Broadly interviewed Trace Lysette about coming forward with sexual assault allegations against Jeffrey Tambor, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements as a whole, and what her hopes are for a gender-inclusive Hollywood.
Jessica Jones’ creator Melissa Rosenberg on how and why she hired 13 women directors for season two, and what a difference it made on set.
In her continued quest to get every Canadian actress who’s ever played gay to join the cast of Wynonna Earp, showrunner Emily Andras has signed Lost Girl alum Zoe Palmer to a guest starring spot in the coming season. She’s playing Jolene, “a fun-loving friend who enjoys karaoke, baking for her best buddies and creating mayhem wherever she goes. She’s also smart, knows a secret or two and if you don’t watch out, she’ll either steal your partner or your heart.”
If the UK soap Bad Girls ever meant anything to you, this will mean everything to you.
Wow! What a day! Wonderful having dear friend and colleague #MandanaJones @londonartsacad1 yesterday sharing her passion & experience with our acting students! So great to see her too! pic.twitter.com/fLZJbLy1RJ
— simone lahbib (@simonelahbib) March 12, 2018
This week’s Madam Secretary “digs into persecution of LGBTQ people abroad, identity & DC trivia culture.” (Click through for Sara Ramirez in flannel.)
Is The Fosters getting another spin-off dedicated to our favorite lesbian moms?! MAYBE!
I’ve read multiple interviews where Lena Waithe talks about her long-standing crush on Jennifer Aniston but those were nothing compared to hearing her talk about it in real life.
Everybody’s still talking about a Buffy reboot.