Pop Culture Fix: One Pic From “One Day At A Time,” The Allegedly Not-Lesbian “Ocean’s 8” Trailer and Other Stories

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+ Ocean’s 8: Seriously Somebody In This Movie Has To Be Gay

At least 8 of these characters are lesbians, right? What’s going on here. I mean Kayla started this conversation a year ago and I’m not here to finish it, I’m here to keep it alive. Also last time i went to the hair salon I asked for a hair situation like Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde and now I’m gonna have to ask for a hair situation like Cate Blanchett in Ocean’s 8! Times change, people change.

+ Grace & Frankie: Not A TV Show About a Lesbian Couple With Gay Husbands


+ One Day at a Time: Meet Penelope’s New Love Interest!

More importantly, here’s Elena in a suit:

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  1. I saw Titanic in high school, and Kate Winslet had a lot more to do with my awakening than Leo, to be honest (but I suppose that says a lot about me).

  2. Ooooh, Ed Quinn. I love him. Hopefully, his character isn’t an asshole like Penelope’s ex-husband.

    Also, I’m happy for the bi dudes of the world for this major acquisition in representation with the new Issa Rae show. How many tv shows have their been about a bisexual man navigating the dating world? I feel like the answer is zero. Somebody correct me if I’m wrong.

  3. I was wondering about Grown-ish. I saw a couple of previews and it looked interesting, if it has a lesbian character then that moves it onto my watch list.

  4. I know there are a million and one reasons to watch Grace & Frankie, but I’m really only willing to commit if my favorite bartender returns.

  5. Here’s to hoping our biggest problems in 2018 will revolve around figuring out who to ship with who in Ocean’s Gayght.

  6. Grace & Frankie is easily one of my favourite shows. Thank you for being the bearer of this incredibly good news!

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