Welcome to your the first post-camp Pop Culture Fix! Pass the DayQuil, please!
+ Supergirl dropped some bombs this morning and the one I’m most interested in is the lesbian one. Detective Maggie Sawyer (aka Kate Kane/Batwoman’s girlfriend/ex-fiance, depending on which comic book you’re reading) is coming to season two! On the show, she will be an “out and proud detective for the newly formed Science Police, which deals specifically with metahuman and alien threats.” Maggie has always been in Gotham for a long time, so this switch should be fun! Superman will also make an appearance in season two or whatever, but that means nothing to me. Also, CW, you better fucking not kill Maggie Sawyer, you hear me? And don’t you Rene Montoya her, either! (Still glaring at you, Gotham.)
+ Pretty Little Liars is back again in just a few weeks, y’all. What are we going to do with this show?
+ Variety’s chief TV critic, Maureen Ryan, is doing the hard work this year. Today she posted a comprehensive look at the lack of diversity behind-the-scenes of TV. It’s no surprise that nearly all showrunners are white dudes, but it’s worth reading through these staggering statistics and marveling at the charts that show exactly how bad it really is.
Women of color remain largely excluded: There were no non-white female showrunners on new shows for ABC, CBS, or the CW as of press time. The small number of writers of color of either gender working as showrunners on new broadcast network programs demonstrate that in many ways, the path to one of the most powerful positions in TV remains obstructed for them.
+ This spoiler about Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child made my heart sing!
+ Here is a new sneak peek of Finding Dory for you!
Queer People, Out and About
+ Bobby Brown told Us Weekly that Whitney Houston was, in fact, bisexual and had a relationship with relationship with Robyn Crawford. It’s a rumor that’s been around a thousand years, but one that Houston, herself, denied in an interview with Out magazine in 2000.
+ Ghostbusters press is in full swing, which means Kate McKinnon is on the cover of Elle this month.
+ Our Once and Future Queen, Ellen DeGeneres, has taken another step in her her pursuit of global domination.
+ What do Tig Notaro, Margaret Cho, Cameron Esposito, Moms Mabley, and Wanda Sykes have in common (besides being gay)? Elle thinks they’ve told 13 of the most important and controversial jokes in recorded history.