Pop Culture Fix: The L Word’s Back and Everyone Sure Does Have an Opinion About It

Hey welcome to your first post-Generation Q pop culture fix. So many straight critics with opinions about lesbians this week! Here’s an actual lesbian with an opinion about it!

+ The Miss Universe contest has its first openly gay contestant. (Also, semi-related from NYT: Black women reign at beauty pageants.)

+ Kate Moennig chatted with Vulture about Shane’s legacy, coming to terms with her own sexuality on the set of The L Word, and how Leisha Hailey knew she was gay the moment she met her.

+ Also: Making Shane: An Oral History of The L Word’s Resident Heartbreaker

+ Also: Jennifer Beals and the Perennial Urgency of The L Word

+ Also: Generation Q shows that lesbians can be fashion forward

+ Also: The most ridiculous outfits on The L Word 

+ Lizzo is Time‘s Entertainer of the Year and the USWNT is Time’s Athlete of the Year.

+ Shadow and Act’s top 60 Black films of the decade includes excellent placement for Pariah and Moonlight!


+ An immigrant rights group is demanding fucking ICE restore the detention hotline that was shit down after it was featured in the last season of Orange Is the New Black

+ Fortune Feimster is finally getting her own Netflix comedy special


+ The trailer for the new season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is appropriately spooky

+ How Shondaland changed the way we think about abortion on TV

+ Timothée Chalamet, Harry Styles, and lesbian imagery

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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