Pop Culture Fix: Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe are Naked Together For ESPN’s Body Issue

This is your weekly Pop Culture Fix and Natalie wrote this headline but not as a headline just as a heads up in Slack, and when I saw it my eyes goggled out of my head and immediately I made it a headline. (Thank you, Natalie!) If Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe had been doing this gay bonanza when I was playing four sports in high school I would have been out of the closet in a nanosecond!

Over at HuffPo Margaret Cho is talking about how no one has ever truly accepted that she’s bisexual.

Janelle Monáe chatted with Ashley C. Ford for Allure about visibility, loving openly, and choosing freedom over fear. It’s a powerful, candid interview about how she used the her anger after Trump got elected and some therapy and some advice from Stevie Wonder to make Dirty Computer. You should read the whole thing, especially on this week.

We can confirm that: yes, there is some subtext between Elastigirl and the very obviously queer Evelyn in The Incredibles 2, and yes we’re gonna write about it, and yes Voyd is Kristen Stewart.

Al mentioned this in the Sunday Funday but I’m here to tell you that our own Kayla Upadhyaya is now officially a style icon and has been featured in The Cut with her Timothée Chalamet–inspired haircut.

The cast and crew of Vida and One Day at a Time have demanded an end to the separation of families at the border and they’re asking other series to step up with them and do the same.

Valerie Anne wanted you to know that your Dracula headcanon and her Dracula headcanon are true canon.

Roseanne spin-off or whatever.

Lena Waithe continues her rightful rule of the world.

This shit again: Apparently Zia was meant to be a lesbian in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

If you haven’t seen Hearts Beat Loud you need to rectify that immediately and if you don’t believe me here is a brand new music video to prove it.

For Pride, Vulture has ranked the gayest Marvel movies.

And finally, and most importantly, meet the dog who plays Cheddar on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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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 will never forgive the TV Gods for taking Dracula away from us before we got full-vamp Lucy NEVER

    • But there’s something to be said for this leading to Supercorp, and whatever Cruella and the Blind Witch had going.

  2. After reading the line that got cut from Jurassic World, I think I’m actually glad they cut it.

    “I don’t date men, but if I did, it would be you.”

    Chris Pratt’s character is obnoxious enough as it is without having lesbians inflate his ego.

  3. boy howdy did that hearts beat loud video make me emotional! not unlike the film itself!!

  4. Ahem…

    “Heather has written 666 articles for us.”

    That is all.
    / Sorry.
    // Yes, I’m being THAT person.
    /// Reeeeeeally sorry. :)

  5. I have been WAITING for Queer Hot Takes on incredibles 2! I saw it the other night and ush was there subtext.

  6. It’s like my internal Cate Blanchett detector just led me straight to the #1 of that Marvel article.

    (As per usual, The Dark World is ranked the lowest on literally any and every list.)

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