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.