Pop Culture Fix: Stephanie Beatriz Would Like to Be Your New Batwoman

I hope you’re staying safe out there, friends. Here’s your bi-weekly Pop Culture Fix

+ As you’ve heard by now, Ruby Rose is leaving Batwoman and The CW will be recasting the role. Stephanie Beatriz has some ideas about who should take up the cape and cowl.

+ Hey, so would Ali Liebert!

+ Motherland: Fort Salem has been renewed for a second season! And so has Gentefied!

+ Yohana Desta’s Vanity Fair cover story profile of Janelle Monáe is your must-read for the week.

+ Kenya Barris, Shonda Rhimes, John Ridley, and Lena Waithe chatted with the Los Angeles Times about their fears that coronavirus could be major setback in TV’s diversity push.

+ Here’s how Vida pulled off Marco’s 30th birthday queerceañera.

+ Three weeks! (Jane GET IT TOGETHER.)

+ Taiwan’s LGBTQ streaming service GagaOOLala launches worldwide.

+ Gloria Estefan, Melissa Fumero, and Lin Manuel-Miranda have joined One Day at a Time‘s animated special!

+ Quinta Brunson and Anna Akana will lead Syfy’s Magical Girl Friendship Squad!

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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. I’m only on episode two but I ADORE IT SO MUCH. I’m sad that Ruby won’t be there but Stephanie would be so good.

    Also I’d love Lindsey Morgan as Batwoman too. 💙

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