Pop Culture Fix: Would You Like to Hear a Story About Kate McKinnon, Gillian Anderson and a Bathtub?

It’s 35 degrees in New York City today which is 30 degrees warmer than it has been in a while. I shoveled the melting snow in a t-shirt, and then I wrote this Pop Culture Fix for you.

  • KateMcKinnon, Gillian Anderson, and a bathtub. That’s all you need to know about this story.

  • Laneia already told you this in Also.Also.Also but I just want to tell you again: The season two trailer for One Day at a Time is here!

  • Hey and here’s another trailer! It’s for Supergirl’s return! Any Mon-El is too much Mon-El in my opinion but if you can block him out there’s plenty to love here and he’ll be gone soon. (Also, don’t panic about the short hiatus that’s happening to the show this winter.)


“We are not in the same world anymore,” she said. “Even white people are tired of watching white people’s shows.”

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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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  1. * this gillian anderson video forced me to make an entire gillian anderson channel in autostraddle slack consisting of only me and rachel.

  2. Can’t wait for One Day at a Time to come back. I haven’t been this excited for a TV show to come back in years

    • I KNOW! I don’t generally even like laugh-track sitcoms, but this one just hit me in the feels and made me laugh.

      Also, the Buffy/Angel fan in me is excited to see Justina Machada get some love – she’s fantastic and I feel like she has not gotten the volume/quality of work she deserves!

      • Just an observation that ODAAT is filmed before a live studio audience and if you’re ever in LA you can apply to be there for the filming.

  3. If Gillian Anderson ever saw the videos I made for her, I’d have to toss a toaster in my bathtub and jump in.

  4. Is Mon-El really going to be gone soon? Is he REALLY? I might actually start watching again if that were true but the writers love Mon-El. The only way he’s leaving for good is if Benoist and Wood break up IRL.

  5. Yeah that happens next episode on “Supergirl”, BUUUUUUUUUT the episode after that…

    Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) gets together with Saturn Girl (Amy Jackson), Livewire (Brit Morgan), and Psi (Yael Grobglas) to fight Reign (Odette Annabelle). GIVE ME THAT GIRLPOWER!

  6. I have a rule of not shipping real-life humans – which I only break every time I see two adult females make eye-contact – but I’m pretty sure Kate and Gillian are pure manifestations of extremely high frequency energy ripping up the space-time continuum with ethereal perfection, anyway, so I’m going to go ahead and wish them a happy life together.

  7. I’m SO pumped for the Sabrina spin-off! Has anyone else seen Kiernan Shipka in The Blackcoat’s Daughter (along with Emma Roberts ❤︎)? She’s perfect and I can’t wait to see her get up to more spooky occult shit!!

  8. And thus, Anderson ignited the spark of hope for all of our own personal “the crush is reciprocated” moments (you know, for when we all get famous and get to work with the objects of our affection). Sigh.

    Also, I demand a response video consisting of McKinnon in the bathtub seeing that clip/reading the tweet.

  9. Oh my god, I know what video Gillian is talking about and I fuh-reaked out about it when I saw it. It’s really old from when Kate was still on Big Gay Sketch Show. I never in a million years would have predicted that Gillian would have watched it. Omg

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