Pop Culture Fix: What the Heck Is Happening With Batwoman and Alex Danvers?

Hello, Pop Culture Fixers, welcome to another link roundup of queer queerness.

+ What’s next for Alex and Kelly on Supergirl? Awesomely, Kelly is getting a storyline outside of her relationship with Alex! And then their relationship will deepen!

+ Speaking of, um. Valerie says this must be during the Crisis crossover filming, but I, personally, feel attacked already.

+ FINALLY! A trailer for Lena Waithe’s Twenties, which features a masc black lesbian character and Carmen has already declared her love and allegiance so get in line!

+ Sports Illustrated (what’s left of it) had their legal analyst break down the USWNT’s fight for equal pay. There are charts!

+ The shortlist for Catwoman in Robert Pattison’s forthcoming Batman movie includes Tessa Thompson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alexandra Shipp, and Logan Browning.

+ An oral history of Lizzo’s rise to fame with a fucking brilliant illustration.

+ The She-Ra panel at NYCC had everyone hyped, including Valerie Anne, who was there and relayed to me that there’s going to a character with they/them pronouns in season four, which lands on November 5th!

+ Big Mouth introduced Ali Wong’s pansexual character and, “included a really off-base summation of her sexuality, along with a dig at ill-informed dig bisexuals and the mishandling trans identity, all in the span of, like, less than two minutes.” The show’s creators have apologized.

+ Steven Universe has some new and grown-up opening credits.

+ You better believe we’re going to liveblog this.

+ Batwoman is off to a solid start at the CW!

+ All American is off to a CRUSHING second season start, so much so that it’s already been renewed for season three. (Natalie’s recapping; did you know??)

+ Tanya Saracho will be honored at the Outfest Legacy Awards.

+ Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush, and the Limits of Unconditional Kindness 

+ Kate McKinnon is unsurprisingly brilliant at being Elizabeth Warren.

+ Hayley Kiyoko will be honored by the Trevor Project.

+ Lilly Singh’s late night challenge.

+ Man, Tello’s new lesbian Christmas movie has it all: flannel, mistletoe, cancer, carolers, runaway brides! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle managing editor 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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  1. – yay for International Lesbian Day. Wish it was celebrated more…
    – thanks for the reminder that I still have to watch Batwoman
    – such a shame about Sports Illustrated… I had a framed cover of theirs on my bedroom wall…
    – very excited to hear that there will be a Little Mermaid live-blogging. Really looking forward to Latifah’s “Poor Unfortunate Souls”
    – can’t wait for Seasons of Love (yes, I know it’s not called that but I can’t help to sing that in my head when I read the title. Five hundred twenty-five thousand…)

  2. Who the heck gave Batwoman a B-? Were we watching the same show? I don’t know about y’all, but there was steam coming out my laptop every time Kate and Sophie were on-screen together.

    • I’m gonna blaspheme here and say this was a D+ for me.
      Way too much and inorganic exposition, which might be cause or effect of the bad pacing in the episode.
      I have a few other gripes, but I can’t quite put them into words yet, might need a rewatch of the episode for that.

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