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

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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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