Pop Culture Fix: The Crown’s Emma Corrin Has Some Binder Recommendations and Pronoun Updates For You

A happy midweek upon you, my friends! Here is your Wednesday Pop Culture Fix!


+ The Crown‘s Priciness Diana, Emma Corrin, has updated their pronouns on their Insta bio and also offered up some binder recommendations with a new photoshoot. “Very intimate, very new, very cool. It’s all a journey right. Lots of twists and turns and change and that’s ok!,” they wrote. And it sure is!

+ Vida creator Tanya Saracho is making her feature film directorial debut with Mala Hierba

The AV Club’s best shows of 2021 so far includes a whole bunch of your queer faves.

+ Here’s the Good Trouble season 3B trailer!

+ The Cruel Summer creator is leaving the show after a kerfuffle with Freeform.

+ Robin Givens is joining Batwoman season three (probably as Ryan’s mom???).

+ Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympics suspension over marijuana is a callback to an era Americans are moving away from.

+ Extremely confused referee deems USWNT Preath wondergoal too cool to exist.

+ In The Heights editor Myron Kerstein says the opening sequence took months to cut. As a person married to an editor, I would like to say WHAT?!?! And WOW.

+ Michelle Yeoh has joined the elven Witcher prequel, which may not be gay news, but it feels gay, you know? 

+ And also: a new Fear Street trailer for you.

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12 Comments

  1. Re: news that is not gay but *feels* gay, I feel seen. Sometimes a thing that is not technically gay becomes intensely gay due to the Gay Gaze. Michelle Yeoh falls in this category, due to my personal Gay Gaze at the very least, and I’m glad others agree.

      • Celia – I’m glad you found my reply nuanced and found something you agree with!

        I did want to make it clear though, that despite understanding how we feel about celebrities – we often “claim” them in a way that we identify with their personas. I was personally super disappointed to find out that Suranne Jones was married to a man! And I think that’s totally legit to feel that way – but she’s still her own person, and I think it would be rude to criticise her for being true to herself, despite her importance to me in my head as a lesbian icon. And to equate her being married to a man to “not liking herself any more” – can you see how that could come across as rude?

        And the same for Emma Corrin – I do think it was rude to say what you said. I understand why, because it can be a bit of a shock to realise people we identify with are actually their own people with their own choices, and not the representives we see them as. So let’s not be rude and undermine their personal truths, and let’s support our queer siblings, even if they don’t represent us personally any more.

        I guess I’m trying to point out why people here are commenting against your original comment – though I’m sure you didn’t mean it to be rude, maybe now you can see how it comes across as rude?

      • I replied asking for removal so the mods could at least review. It is transphobic to comment “does she not like herself anymore?” on an article about Emma publicly changing their pronouns and posting about binding. You misgendered them and made binding something equated with self hate. That’s not really supportive of anyone reading the site who might bind. That’s why I commented. I don’t think transphobia is thinking outside the box.

  2. *sigh* Celia. It’s not about Emma liking themselves or not. It’s about them feeling confident and comfortable in their body and if this works for them, than that’s how it is. It’s not your place to make any assumptions. Especially on a platform such as this. No one needs your false pity.

    • False pity? Are you serious?

      If she’s putting it out there, people WILL make assumptions.

      You can’t expect everyone to agree with you and make the the same comments as everyone else.

      But clearly, a platform such as this, as you call it, will not accept it.

      It’s either their way or the highway.

      • Celia – of course you’re free to feel how you feel about it. I sometimes feel sad when people I’ve especially admired or I’m attracted to come out as non-binary, because I really valued or admired that particular person as a queer woman. We don’t have a lot of represention as queer women, and I’m always a bit sad to lose some. For example, Sara Ramirez was my first female crush, except 20 years later… it turns out they weren’t. It does feel like a bit of a loss to me personally. However, that feeling is a bit selfish & unfair, as they weren’t actually a queer woman so we didn’t really “lose it”, and non-binary people are significantly even less represented than queer women! So I think we should support them: it’s not a competition or a fight.

        However, I think it’s a little bit rude to imply it’s because they don’t like themselves any more – imagine if someone said “eeew, why did (cis queer celeb) cut their hair, don’t they like themselves any more? She looked gorgeous as she was!”

        So yeah, feeling a bit sad or having an opinion is totally fine, but let’s not criticise people for what they choose to do with their bodies, even if we wouldn’t personally do it!

        • OMG AT LAST

          A nuanced response instead of petty censorship and someone who actually agrees with me.

          Thank you so much.

          You have no idea how hard it is to find people who are on the same level as me.

          I really hate the whole ideology of “you’re either with us or against us.” On every single issue.

  3. You have previously had several comments on other posts removed because you misgendered nonbinary people by referring to them as “she” instead of their chosen pronouns, and you have made comments insisting that nonbinary genders are not valid. These kinds of comments are harmful to members of our community, and so have been rightfully removed as per Autostraddle’s policy on hate speech.

    You are free to express opinions and ideas here without disrespecting and invalidating other people’s stated identities.

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