Pop Culture Fix: Tank Top Twins Mackenzie Davis and Kristen Stewart Will Fall in Love in “Happiest Season”

Happy Pop Culture Fix day, pals!


+ Mackenzie Davis has joined Clea Duvall’s Christmas rom-com, Happiest Season, as Kristen Stewart’s love interest. What if they both keep their butch action movie hair! What if I never stop making bananas feature images for this movie! Update: This article is from January 2019, ONE ENTIRE YEAR AGO, hahaha. Lord have mercy. Hey, but thanks to Kristana, here’s an update from this actual year.

+ Queen Latifah will star in the title role in the new Equalizer reboot!

This “reimagining” of the classic series stars Queen Latifah as “an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.” Castle executive producers Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller will pen the pilot, and original series co-creator Richard Lindheim is also onboard as an EP.

+ Cynthia Nixon will direct a Broadway production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Lily Tomlin.

+ Motion to give Lizzo’s flute a Grammy.

+ Bex Taylor-Klaus chatted with Christina Radish over at Collider about their new lesbian character on Deputy.

+ Finally! An official still of Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya in Birds of Prey!

+ Also: Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan on the advice Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins gave her.

+ Over at TSN, Mike Beauvais chatted with Megan Rapinoe about training for the summer Olympics and her astronomical rise to superstardom.

+ More sports! Team USA pulled out a victory over UConn on Monday night (don’t laugh, they lost to Oregon) and of course there was plenty of Sue Bird/Diana Taurasi chatter around the big event.

+ This lesbian couple met competing on Jeopardy and now they’re married!

+ Lesbian DJ Tracy Young makes Grammys history.

+ Rachel Slawson is the first openly bisexual Miss USA contestant in the pageant’s history.

+ GLAAD and the Black List announce the most promising unmade LGBTQ-inclusive film scripts.

+ The L Word: Gen Q showrunner breaks down the finale cliffhangers.

+ The brilliant messiness of Showtime’s Work in Progress.

+ “Greta Gerwig’s script for Little Women has won the USC Libraries Scripter Award for best movie adaptation and Fleabag has taken the television award.

+ Watch the first 99 seconds of the season seven of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


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9 Comments

    • Amy

      I was wondering the same thing! I’d heard that Davis was attached back in October and I was under the impression it was old news then.

  1. I could swear I already saw a movie that had the exact same plot as Happiest Season, what the hell?

    • yep it’s called Lez Bomb by lesbian filmmaker Jenna Laurenzo. it is set during Thanksgiving rather than Christmas though?

      • Thanks, I knew I wasn’t crazy! I hope Happiest Season will be different, that male roommate storyline really annoyed me!

  2. MeL

    The Variety article is actually from January 24, 2019.

  3. Watching them walking carefully toward the house while everything is mostly silent made me want some kind of lesbian horror christmas rom-com.

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