Pop Culture Fix: Russian Doll’s Lesbian Co-Creator Teams With Amandla Stenberg for New Star Wars Series

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How was your weekend, friends? I watched lesbian Christmas movies all weekend and also decorated my now-snowy Animal Crossing island with a bunch of light-up reindeer! All in all a relaxing delight! And now I am here to deliver your first Pop Culture Fix of the week!


+ Amandla Stenberg is set to star in The Acolyte, a new Stars Wars TV series spearheaded by Russian Doll co-creator Lesyle Headland.

+ Glamour’s profile of Sara Ramirez — “Sara Ramirez Is in Complete Control” — is full of so much good stuff, including that they’d love to go back to Grey’s just to see what Callie Torres is up to.

+ Related: THR chatted with Ramirez about being the first non-binary character in the SATC universe.

+ T’Nia Miller has joined Mike Flanagan’s The Fall of The House of Usher, a modern retelling of some Poe classics. Also joining up? Kate Siegel!

+ Apple TV+’s Dickinson is donating scripts, props and other artifacts to the Emily Dickinson Museum and Harvard University.

+ Related: Dickinson was a queer dream for Ella Hunt in season three.

+ Leverage: Redemption has been renewed for a second season.

+ Midori Francis is just as obsessed with her relationship in The Sex Lives of College Girls as you are.

+ Related: The Sex Lives of College Girls should be your new happy show.

+ 18 essential nunsploitation films.

+ Arcance’s LGBTQ rep fixes a major issue with the video games.

+ Julianna Peña’s upset of Amanda Nunes shakes up the UFC.

+ How Chucky cements the murderous doll’s legacy as a queer ally.

+ Clocking the missed opportunities, missteps, and outright transphobic tropes in 3 currently running musicals.

+ Sharon Gless on her groundbreaking roles in Cagney & Lacey and Queer as Folk.


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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, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

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