Pop Culture Fix: Ruby Rose’s Mouth Looks Great in Batwoman’s Outfit and Other Superheroic Dispatches

Welcome to your weekly Pop Culture Fix, a place where you can pretend, for five to six minutes, that the most important thing happening in the world is television. 

+ Greg Berlanti thinks Ruby Rose is great as Batwoman and everyone needs to calm the fork down. Also, the CW says this is the first photo of her in costume, but I’m pretty sure it’s a drawing. Either way, it’s for sure the bottom half of Ruby Rose’s face. (I wonder if she’s gonna die her short hair red for Kate Kane, or if that will be a wig too?)

+ New York Comic Con has come and gone and left behind plenty of trailers to titillate us. The new Harley Quinn solo series, for example. The Magicians season four! I already wrote about this, but: She-Ra! Gay mermaids in Siren season two! And the whole new season of Star TrekDiscovery. Even more Chilling Sabrina! Did I miss any? LMK!

+ This is not a trailer from NYCC but it is a trailer you want to see. It’s for Miseducation of Cameron Post director Desiree Akhavan’s new Hulu series, The Bisexual.

+ That forking Heathers reboot literally will not die.

+ Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who premiere got the best ratings in ten years, and so.

+ Vulture published a roundtable response to Wesley Morris’ essay, “The Morality Wars,” which caused quite a stir with the New York Times published it last week. Vulture’s team’s response is very good. I think you’ll enjoy it.

+ This made me cry happiness; maybe it will make you cry happiness too.

+ Last week Carmen sent me this news that Rosie Perez is going to play Renee Montoya in the new Birds of Prey and I for real almost had to sit down on the sidewalk.

+ Buffy’s getting rebooted in comic book form, too.

+ This is gay only if you’re old enough to have seen Bound: Gina Gershon is coming to Riverdale.

+ The trans drama Girl won the Zurich film festival.

+ Water, it’s wet!

+ CW has already ordered more scripts from the Charmed reboot!

+ If you click on this link to view Variety’s Women of Power 2018 list, you will not be disappointed. Natalie captioned it in slack thusly: “Regina King. Emma Gonzalez. Lena Waithe. Tiffany Haddish. Natalie Portman.”

+ Edie and Thea? Gotta be Edie and Thea!

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+ Challenging Hollywood’s narrow view of the Latinadad!

+ And finally, Tessa Thompson covers Essence this month and I added it last because I know once you see this picture you’re done reading anything else!

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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. The Batwoman suit looks pretty great. Definitely top level for CW shows. I like that it looks like she can move in it, the mask is great and the wig is fne. My only real issue is the lack of red in the boots and gauntlets but the suits on CW shows change every season so this can change too.

  2. Great call about putting Tessa last! I was definitely done reading after I saw her!!! You know us so well, Heather! That’s why we love you!!?

  3. The She-Ra booth at NYCC was so fun! They had a whole photo thing and if I knew how to post a photo here I would share. But it was fun.

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