Pop Culture Fix: The Hallmark Channel Offers Up its Promised Lesbians at Last

Happy mid-week Pop Culture Fix, friends and foes! (Just kidding, none of you are my foes!)

+ Hallmark’s upcoming movie, Wedding Every Weekend, will feature a lesbian wedding as one of those weddings that happen every weekend. These are Hallmarks first gays ever. NBC News’ article about it has absolutely delighted me for this quote alone: “Thank you Hallmark Channel USA!,” commented one man on Facebook.


+ Ruby Rose chatted with Entertainment Weekly about why she really decided to leave Batwoman.


+ Beanie Feldstein is your new Harriet the Spy, and Jane “Wine Caves” Lynch will play Ole Golly.

+ Hold the phone: Keke Palmer had a Disney Channel series that didn’t get picked up???

+ Oh you know, just Stacey Abrams out here moderating a One Day at a Time panel at PaleyFest.

+ I believe you (and Carmen) will have plenty of feelings about TV Line’s list of Grey’s Anatomy characters, ranked.

+ Kimberly Drew’s profile of Janet Mock in Marie Claire is your must-read this week.


+ The trailer for Ife, Nigeria’s first feature-length lesbian film is here.

+ Yesterday, Twitter-er Thedude3445 asked us to investigate whether or not they’d found the actual first lesbian kiss on TV: “It was between country singer k.d. lang and an unnamed cow muppet during episode 9 of the JIM HENSON HOUR, back in 1989.” We cannot yet confirm this, but Natalie did find the full clip on YouTube and wwwwoooow!

+ Tamara Smart And Indya Moore will star together in Netflix’s A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

+ Roxane Gay will adapt her graphic novel, The Banks, for TKO Studios’ Marco and also obviously will executive produce. (If you’ve never read The Banks, you should; it’s illustrated by Bombshells‘ Ming Doyle. She and Gay are a dream team.)

+ Sarah Cooper is getting a Netflix comedy special that’ll be directed by Natasha Lyonne.

+ This is NOT good news: Avatar‘s creators have left Netflix’s live-adaptation of the series.

+ Over at Bitch, Rachel Charlene Lewis wrote a “goodbye to the Black bisexual messiness of High Fidelity.”

+ This isn’t gay but I love Top Chef‘s Carla Hall and she’s getting her own Food Network show!

+ And finally, the world’s last Blockbuster will soon be available to rent as an Airbnb.

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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. So we don’t get to have an actual romance, Hallmark? Not a love story? Just get to be the background characters getting married while your straight leads fall in love.

    I guess thanks for doing the absolute least you can do for us Hallmark

  2. Trying to adapt ATLA for live action seems like it would be extremely difficult and expensive. How could a live action version even improve on the original?

    Such a task seems doomed to fail and I pity any poor soul who attempts it.

    PS I realize the original is inherently flawed due to it being the product of two white men appropriating cultures not their own, but fixing that would require fully making a new show.

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