Hello, my friends! I hope you’re having a safe long weekend (if you’re getting a long weekend; I hope you’re having a safe three days either way). Here’s your Monday Pop Culture Fix.
+ Um, no thank you? Grimes says her next album will be a space opera about a lesbian A.I. romance. Probably some kind of branded content for Elon Musk’s personal space program anyway.
+ If this is for real I am gonna LOSE MY MIND: Batwoman is reportedly looking for a Renee Montoya for season three.
Kinney will play Tabby, an aspiring director and horror movie buff. Like the other Little Liars, Tabby’s hiding a secret.
Reficco will portray Noa, a striving, sardonic track star who’s working hard to get her life back to normal after a summer spent in juvenile detention.
+ How The Bold Type went from an irresistible feminist fantasy to an out-of-touch disappointment. (This is really good.)
But the biggest way The Bold Type failed the feminist fantasy it peddled was in its repeated bungling of the character of Kat, its sole Black and queer lead. The writers never seemed to know what to do with the burgeoning activist, who was fired from Scarlet midway through the series’ run and ended up, uh, running for city council before serving drinks at the Belle. Most disappointingly, the show paired Kat romantically with Eva (Alex Paxton-Beesley), a conservative lawyer whose powerful father, a board member at Scarlet’s parent company, finances conversion therapy. Kat was dinged by the writers for being too closed-minded about dating Eva despite the latter’s compliance, at best, with the active harm her father enacts on a community Kat belongs to.