It’s the last Pop Culture Fix of 2017! I hope you’re enjoying these year-end lists we’re making for you, lots of women smoochin’ on each other in there. It’s a very slow news week out here, but I did find a link or two you might enjoy. Stay safe on New Year’s Eve and remember to hydrate, my precious lambs.
Did you watch The Doctor regenerate into Jodie Whittaker on Christmas Day (with a special guest appearance by Bill Potts)? I sure did!
TVLine has the first sneak peek of black-ish’s spin-off grown-ish, which lands on Freeform on February 3rd.
FX has picked up Ryan Murphy’s Pose, a dance-musical drama about the ’80s LGBT subculture called “ball culture.” Get this: In the first eight-episode season the show will feature “the most trans series regular actors ever in an American television production” and 50+ LGBT characters, which is also a record. Sources suggest the lead characters will be four trans women of color and one gay man of color. According to Jezebel, Janet Mock and Our Lady J will be in the writers’ room and the trans actors involved include “MJ Rodriguez (previously of Nurse Jackie and Luke Cage), Angelica Ross (Transparent) Hailie Sahar (has appeared on Mr. Robot), Indya Moore, and Dominique Jackson.” And according to the press release I just got: “In conjunction with Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative, the series will be bringing on emerging transgender directors to be mentored through his Directing Mentorship Program.”
LOOK WHO GOT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.
The new trailer for that super straight show Grace and Frankie is here!
— Carrie Brownstein (@Carrie_Rachel) December 26, 2017
Some details and exclusive pics of the Roseanne revival, including your pal Sara Gilbert.
Laneia mentioned this in this week’s AAA but I want to give it another shout out because it’s fascinating: FiveThirtyEight has introduced a new Bechdel Test.
If you love Steven Universe and especially if you love Rainbow Quartz, watch this.