Welcome to your weekly Pop Culture Fix, a collection of stories that are not, unfortunately, about my dog Carol, but rather about lesbian, bisexual and queer related popular culture. This post was supposed to go up five hours ago but then our server crashed!
… Samira Wiley was on Ellen for the first time and told Ellen that she’s the “Lord of the Lesbians” and it was really cute! They also played HOT HANDS.
… DISOBEDIENCE is one of No Film School’s Most Anticipated Films of Tribeca 2018, and oh good news — they’ve released a new clip! We gave away a bunch of tickets to their Los Angeles premiere last week, jsyk.
… Evan Rachel Wood Says Dolores Will Explore Sexuality in Westworld: “Dolores isn’t really either a man or a woman, so she’s probably not defined by anything. All I can say is yes, there’s going to be something. I wasn’t disappointed. I was like, ‘Yay,’ but that’s all I can say.”
… G.L.O.W.’s second season will premiere June 29th, and look out for their new lesbian character, Yolanda, played by Shakira Barrera. You can see her in the teaser standing up in one of the bathroom stalls and again at the end.
… The first official trailer for The Misandrists, which I’ve been excited about for a significant amount of time:
… Lesbian Jesus Hayley Kiyoko talks to W Magazine before her performance on Sunday afternoon about attending the festival as a teenager: “I also remember all the girls being so beautiful. I remember being insecure and overwhelmed, because I would want to talk to them or maybe find a girlfriend at Coachella, and all the girls were hot, but I just never had the courage to talk to anyone.”
… Janet Mock talks to The Guardian about POSE:
Our show is centring on trans women of colour in a way they’ve not been centred on ever. What’s so radical to me is that, unlike Transparent, where there is one main character who is trans and played by a man, we have five main characters who are trans played by trans women. That five black and brown trans women will be the centre of a show on a network drama in primetime is huge. And they’re going to be on billboards. It’s amazing this is going to exist in the world.”
… Bachelor in Paradise teased a lesbian kiss between a bisexual contestant and a mystery woman in their previews… and the woman turned out to be A MAN WITH LONG HAIR. This must win some kind of Queerbaiting Trophy?
… It’s true, I confess I have enjoyed them both: Two of this year’s most enjoyable TV shows are about gay serial killers
… Starz has acquired our favorite show ‘Take My Wife’ and “The Pistol Shrimps,” a documentary about a women’s recreational basketball league in L.A. that features bisexual Aubrey Plaza and a bunch of other lesbian and bisexual women because duh it’s women’s basketball in L.A. I should remind you that VIDA premieres on Starz on May 6th and this network is really putting in the work, y’all!.
… Mey saw Blockers and loved it, which was a big surprise to us all — turns out it’s hella feminist, queer and sex-positive. So, here’s Slate’s Outward on why Blockers’ unadvertised gay storyline could have a big impact.