Pop Culture Fix: Merry Christmas, You’re Getting Kristen Stewart’s “Happiest Season” on Hulu

Well it sure is the middle of the week already/finally! And here is your Wednesday Pop Culture Fix!

+ Happiest Season is skipping theaters and going straight to Hulu, thank goodness! I want us all to be able to see this without. you know, getting COVID (again).

+ This October, TV brought us two very similar—and very different—queer horror-romances. (You can check out Valerie Anne’s reviews of both on this very website: The Haunting of Bly Manor and Monsterland.)

+ Amelia Eve on the catharsis of The Haunting of Bly Manor‘s queer love story.

+ Laverne Cox and Vanessa Williams on the intimacy of hair in Bad Hair.

+ Why is Netflix “un-renewing” queer, female led-shows like GLOW?

+ Here’s one reason why: Before GLOW was canceled, Sunita Mani and co-stars sent a letter to Netflix asking for better representation.

+ Cruel Intentions director Roger Kumble reacts to Demi Lovato’s queer awakening.

+ Unrelated, and yet: So Demi Lovato has been talking to aliens.

+ There’s only one Black actor on 2020’s highest paid list.

+ Sam Smith is finding a place inside queer spaces.

+ A new, 12-second-long disclaimer about racist stereotypes has been added to Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Aristocats, The Jungle Book, Aladdin, and more on Disney+.

+ 25 of the best horror films you can watch right now, ranked by scariness.

+ Or! 10 psychological haunted-house movies — for when the ghost might be you.

+ Netflix orders lesbian teen vampire series, First Kill, from Emma Roberts.

+ Cheryl Dunye talks Lovecraft Country, making movies, and The Gilda Stories.

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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, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. for a minute, from the feature image, i thought that mary steenburgen AND ted danson starred as the parents TOGETHER in the kristen/mackenzie romcom and i got unduly excited.

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