Pop Culture Fix: Pink Hair Don’t Care Megan Rapinoe Won’t Apologize for Being Awesome

It’s your weekly Pop Culture Fix! Hello, we’re home from A-Camp, we missed you!


+ Megan Rapinoe is a walking protest. Also: Refuses to apologize for the USWNT’s crime of being happy after doing cool things.

+ My Little Pony is introducing a lesbian couple.

+ Ellen Page says Juno grew up to be a lesbian.

+ Sabrina Jalees is the “lesbian Ray Romano” we’ve been waiting for.

+ I love Pride month! Here’s a brand new review of of Imagine Me & You.

+ Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon revisit Bound. Also, did you knowThe Wachowskis were offered a bigger budget to make Bound a heterosexual love story?

+ One Day At A Time‘s Mike Royce says “there’s hope” to save the series.

+The Good Place will end with season four.

+ As FX’s Pose returns for season two, its cast and creators reflect on a TV success that few others could have foreseen.

+ From the marvelous mind of Janet Mock “What I Learned From My First Directing Experience.

+ How Lauren Morelli cultivated an all-queer writers room on Tales of the City.

+ Vida showrunner Tanya Saracho on why there should be “industry wide standards” for filming sex scenes.

+ Inside Vida’s writers’ room, one of the queerest spaces in Hollywood.

+ Lucifer scores fifth and final season at Netflix

+ Cree Summer will appear on Queen Sugar’s fourth season; along with more women directors!

+ Rutina Wesley and Cheryl Dunye chatted about Queen Sugar season four at the Split Screens TV Festival

+ Gavin Leatherwood and Lachlan Watson have been promoted to series regulars for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina parts three and four.

+ Brigette Lundy-Paine will play Ted’s time-traveling daughter in Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music.

+ Who is the best co-worker on The Bold Type?

+ The 19th century lesbian made for 21st century consumption.

+ Anne Lister’s diaries are just the beginning of a rich lesbian subculture being uncovered in Britain.

+ Lena Waithe and Mercedes Benz want to help you improve your wardrobe and the planet.

+ The Spice Girls are getting an animated movie.

+ “Fuck your straight pride!” Halsey gave an emotional speech to honor the lesbian couple that was attacked on a bus in London a few weeks ago. 

+ The 31 openly LGBTQ soccer players at the Women’s World Cup.

+ Ruby Rose is still having to defend herself for identifying as gender fluid and a lesbian.

+ Before Stonewall’s Greta Schiller on life as a lesbian teen during the time of the Stonewall riots.

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle managing editor 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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3 Comments

  1. Ellen Page didn’t “say Juno grew up to be a lesbian” as much as she just said yes to that leading question from the interviewer. Juno didn’t need to “grow up” and “become” anything. She can absolutely be queer just as she was portrayed in the movie. Bisexuality exists. We don’t need to fall back on this idea that every single time we see a visibly queer reading woman in a relationship with a man, they must be young and confused or just a closeted lesbian.

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