Ooh I hope you’re ready for some nostalgia in this week’s Pop Culture Fix!
+ Rose “Tasha Williams” Rollins will star as J.C. Abernathy, in Long Slow Exhale, “the head coach of a competitive women’s college basketball team who finds herself in the middle of a career-shattering sexual abuse scandal.” According to a casting notice posted on Backstage, one of the leads is “Jordan,” a 19-year-old feisty, fast and competitive Black lesbian. There will also be an intersex character and an Indigenous character!
+ Speaking of The L Word, here’s Rosie on the set of Gen Q in a role that our TV Team has just decided, without much evidence, is going to be Tina’s finance and Bette’s arch-nemesis.
+ Here’s your first look at Top Chef Portland. If you look closely, you’ll catch Melissa King, Kristen Kish, and Carrie Brownstein.
And a note from Natalie, who dove right into her annual Top Chef research: “The cheftestants and their instas! How am I supposed to figure out which of them is queer if all they post are food pics? That said, according to her Bravo bio, Maria Mazon loves cooking for her wife and their 12-year-old son, so that’s one for team gay.”
+ The CW has picked up Ava DuVernay’s superhero drama Naomi (and also, inexplicably a live-action Powerpuff Girls???)
+ In the recently released Happily trailer, Valerie peeped some potential gayness: “This cast is very gay and also it looks like maybe it’s possible Shannon Woodward and Kirby Howell-Baptiste could be a couple???”
Wowza. I truly loved playing the undeniably human, smart, sensitive & badass Dr. Callie Torres, the longest running LGBTQ character in television history. She complicated and taught me so very much. Thank you @Refinery29 for this insightful write up. 😘😷https://t.co/2lVMsBDfIw
— Sara Ramirez 🐜 (@SaraRamirez) February 10, 2021
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