Pop Culture Fix: You Gays Will Love Stephanie Beatritz’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 6 Storyline

Happy early Thanksgiving, pop culture fix-ers! I hope you kick off the holiday season the correct way tomorrow, by rewatching Carol!

+ TVLine is teasing that Stephanie Beatriz is teasing Rosa a girlfriend on next season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Whether or not that will be Gina Rodriguez’s Alicia “remains very much up in the air at this moment in time,” but, according to Beatriz, “I think particularly our LGBTQ audience will be really happy with the developments, and that’s all I can say.” And that’s enough for me!

+ Speaking of Gina Rodriguez, season five of Jane the Virgin is “some of the best stuff ever.

+ And if you’ve only seen clips of this on YouTube, do yourself a favor and watch the whole thing.

+ Time made a list of best stand-up specials of 2018; they included Tig Notaro, Hannah Gadsby, and Cameron Esposito.

+ The Birds of Prey movie has revealed its title: The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley QuinnMAKE IT GAY YOU COWARDS, ETC.

+ 11 black trans entertainers revolutionizing how we see TV and film.

+ Hypable talked to Charmed showrunners Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin about last week’s devastating storyline, and… maybe it’s not final???

According to Amy Rardin, the reverberations from Mel’s spell on Niko are probably going to be felt for the rest of the season. After all, The Charmed Ones asked fate to undo a thread that we now know was connected to other threads — like Mel’s teaching job. Or the fact that Mel remembers a whole relationship with a woman who doesn’t even know she exists anymore. But it’s possible that doesn’t preclude them meeting again in the future. According to IMDB, Ellen Tamaki is in, at least, 13 episodes. That’s not to say she can’t be part of other storylines, but O’Toole did say, “There’s the whole question of can you really erase someone like that? Does true love always find a way? Can you really mess with time?”

+ Did you know a real experiment inspired “San Junipero”?

+ Starring in The Miseducation of Cameron Post and working on set with Desiree Akhaven and having two gay brothers has inspired Chloë Grace Moretz to begin her directing career.  “I’ve made over 60 films now and that was the first time in my career when I felt that energy on set and that amount of respect,” she told IndieWire. “This is a project that gave me the ability to partner my love of my art with my activism and be able to have a socially aware, socially progressive project but in an entertaining, funny, attainable way.” And she wants to do more of that, on both sides of the camera.

+ By now I hope you have taken my advice and binged the entire first season of She-Ra. Now please enjoy this interview with Noelle Stevenson.

+ League of Legends has a lesbian hero! It’s Neeko!

+ And finally: How Rihanna Inspired Tessa Thompson’s Creed II Character

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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. “Time made a list of best stand-up specials of 2018” links to “The Big Television Debate” yt video (right above it). Can you fix? I’d love to check out that list! Thanks!

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