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. 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.

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