Pop Culture Fix: What Do You Mean a Zarlie Kiss Was Cut From Legends of Tomorrow?!

Stef answered my cry and wrote about Marriage or Mortgage — so I guess it is a real show after all! She’s DMing me right now as she watches the final episode and I haven’t laughed this hard in a very long time. (I still can’t believe some people choose the wedding!)


+ A Zarlie kiss was cut from the Legends of Tomorrow season five finale?!

+ Cara Delevingne was on the GOOP podcast recently, talking about being homophobic when she was younger and her long still-in-progress journey toward self-acceptance.

+ Halsey thanks fans for supporting them after sharing their pronouns.

+ Dee Rees’ Pariah will become the first Criterion release directed by a queer woman of color. (Last year, Drew wrote about Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s inclusion into the Criterion Collection, and how it was something to celebrate, but also a bare minimum baseline that showed how far we still have to go.)

+ Cheryl Dunye wants to create the Black lesbian canon of fiction.

+ Killing Eve will end with season four.

+ Chyler Leigh takes us behind the scenes of her Supergirl directorial debut.

+ Singer/Songwriter Allison Ponthier has released her first music video for her country-pop ballad Cowboy. I love it because I, too, am just a queer girl from the south living and loving like an alien in New York City. And I also love it because my wife edited it, and I am her biggest fan..

+ Eight queer classics to watch at the BFI Flare film festival.

+ Netflix has heard you’re worried that binge-watching is bad for the planet.

+ Cynthia Erivo on Aretha Franklin’s legacy and her new book.

+ Demi Lovato announces a new album.

+ Pussy Riot’s house arrest is likely to be extended.

+ Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay are calling out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — the voting body behind the Golden Globes — for “ignorance and self-dealing” that “hampers opportunities for Black creators like them to promote their work to HFPA members.”

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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6 Comments

  1. I was waiting for you to mention the cut Zarlie kiss, thank you for never disappointing me <3

    But also can we go back to freaking out that they actually filmed a Zarlie kiss and we might see it??

    • 8 days out, and Same!

      On the one hand, I appreciate how much they’ve kept a lid on things . . . but this is ridiculous. Do they (CW) not want people to watch the final season? [Don’t answer that question!]

  2. How did I not know there’s going to be a fourth season of Killing Eve? I’m excited and terrified—I kind of loved how season 3 ended.

    Also, I don’t watch legends and only read a bit of that article, but I don’t see how a kiss doesn’t fit the tone of a tearful goodbye scene. Since when? Doesn’t pretty much every tearful straight goodbye scene include a kiss?

  3. The audible GASP I let out at the headline! I had no idea. I do love, though, that this means the writers clearly recognized the sexual tension that had been between the two! And the S5 finale apparently was like 30-50% too long and a lot had to be cut, so I understand why they made the decision. That said…release the bonus material!

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