Pop Culture Fix: Stephanie Beatriz Is Eyeing Gina Rodriguez or Kate McKinnon for Her “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Girlfriend

Your pals at Entertainment Weekly asked Steph Beatriz who’s in the hopper to play Rosa’s girlfriend on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and she’s gave an answer you’re gonna love.

“I just read a script for next week’s table read that’s got some really exciting possibilities for Rosa and her lady friends,” says Stephanie Beatriz, who has a number of dream castings for Rosa’s girlfriends. “Love Gina Rodriguez, and think she would be fantastic. Katie McKinnon, would love to kiss Kate McKinnon. Those are probably the top two for me. Then, in an imaginary dream world, it would be [Jennifer Lopez]. I feel like J.Lo and Rosa would make a great couple — but not Jennifer Lopez the actress, like the real J.Lo, with J.Lo playing J.Lo.”

Gina Rodriguez is here for it.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, which is not only a big deal, it’s really good news for us lesbians out in here in the world who want o see it on the big screen! Grand Jury Prize winners usually get big distribution deals!

Candis Cayne is joining Grey’s Anatomy for a role as a patient undergoing vaginoplasty. (Related, over at Indiewire: 12 Trans Actors Who Played Trans Roles.)

I have my Black Panther tickets in hand already. Do you? You should! It’s the fastest selling superhero movie ever! I also don’t want you to have missed the purple carpet premiere.

Lena Waithe’s The Chi has already been renewed for a second season.

I don’t know why this is so funny to me but it super is. Megan Mullally was on Ellen this week talking about how she didn’t know Ellen was a lesbian for a long time, even though they were friends; she just thought Ellen had a lot of nice roommates.

I love Black Lightning and I love Carmen’s recaps of Black Lightning and I love this interview with Black Lightning’s Nafessa Williams.

“I’m just really grateful to tell the story for young lesbians — and black lesbians in particular — who don’t really see themselves on TV, My hope is that when you watch Anissa, a young lesbian is inspired to walk boldly as who she is and to love herself and to love herself exactly how she looks.”

Lots of people have written about the forthcoming Murphy Brown reboot but my favorite is from Julie Kohler over at The Washington Post.

Nyssa Al Ghul is alive!

I’ve share Ira Madison’s Daily Beast piece on Octavia Spencer with everyone everywhere and now I’m sharing it here. It has my favorite kicker of 2018.

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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. I have to admit, I am really seriously rooting for Rosa to hook up with Gina Linetti, but both Gina Rodriguez and Kate McKinnon would definitely satisfy my fangirl thirst.

  2. That is great news about the Chi as my cable company just forced us to get Showtime or else our price would go up. Not sure how that works, but good news as I can now watch the Chi and the L Word without resorting to downloading it online like I did with the first and last seasons(was in college) of the L Word.

  3. i don’t know how movies work, does anyone have a guess as to when The Miseducation of Cameron Post will be in theaters?

    • It doesn’t have distribution yet as Sundance was its premiere, so no release date yet. But it’ll certainly get picked up now!

  4. Lesbians-on-TV alert! On the truly terrible (but perfect guilty pleasure) 9-1-1, last night they revealed that Aisha Hinds’s (!because so hot and androgynous and perfect and all the rest!) character Henrietta is gay AND they introduced her wife (played by Tracie Thoms!) AND they introduced her ex-girlfriend.

    Basically what I’m saying is there was a lot introduced, and it was happy-making.

  5. I would LOVE Gina Rodriguez as Rosa’s girlfriend, although it would also be great to have another wlw actress in the role (as would be the case with Kate McKinnon). Super excited

  6. Man oh man, I have tears in my eyes about the Cameron Post movie. I’ve read that book so many times, and it feels like we’ve been waiting for some news about the release of the movie f o r e v e r. I can’t wait to see it!

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