Pop Culture Fix: Ryan Murphy Wants to Reboot “Glee,” Maybe Bring it to Broadway

Anybody else got election hangover today? My head is so sore! It didn’t get any less sore when this Glee news popped up on my timeline, I’ll tell you that right now. But! There is some tasty stuff in this Pop Culture Fix!


+ ScreenRant caught Ryan Murphy’s appearance on Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale’s new Glee podcast, And That’s What You REALLY Missed. Apparently he’s got bees in his brains because he talked seriously about rebooting the series, or bringing it to Broadway: “I’m at the phase now with that show, you know, where it’s like, well, there’s been enough time. Like, maybe we should really re-examine it as a brand. You know, should we do a reboot of it in some way? Should we do a Broadway musical of it in some way? Like, it’s sort of like an interesting legacy that I’m interested in doing in a positive way after sort of pausing for a while.” Our entire Autostraddle TV Team agrees we’d rather be tossed out to sea than have to sit through another episode of Glee, ever again, for the rest of our lives.

+ Cuddle up to the sweet, soft sounds of Sapphic Pop.

+ Rebel Wilson has welcomed a baby daughter into the world.

+ How sci-fi changed who gets to go to space.

+ The 2017 TIFF short film, We Forgot to Break Up, is becoming a “queer, indie music feature film.” That’s maybe the gayest film title I’ve ever heard.

+ June and Serena’s “complicated” relationship on The Handmaid’s Tale.

It is important that we are critical of the choices being made pertaining to Serena’s story because of how closely The Handmaid’s Tale resembles our lived reality as Black women. Framing June and Serena’s investment in white feminist values as truth pays a disservice to historical memory. Formerly enslaved Black women did not maintain human connection with white masters, and the pain of enslavement was not remedied by a change of setting. June and Serena create a counter narrative of healing and camaraderie that never existed for the women whom this story is based on.

+ Shelli Nicole’s new favorite TV show, Bad Sisters, has been renewed for a second season on Apple TV+!

+ In her new Glamour Women of the Year Awards profile, Cynthia Erivo say she’s really proud she came out as bisexual, that she feels more like herself than she ever has before.

+ We failed Kit Connor. Let’s make sure it doesn’t happen again.

+ The A.V. Club interviewed Danielle Radcliffe and Evan Rachel Wood about getting weird together in Roku Channel’s new Weird Al biopic.

+ FINALLY. VIOLA DAVIS WILL BE PRESIDENT!

+ Janelle Monáe always travels with suitcases full of elaborate costumes.

+ SNL is getting slammed for its upcoming Dave Chappell hosting gig.


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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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10 Comments

  1. Re: Kit Connor – I would like to permanently retire queerbaiting from the Internet lexicon, as it’s clear that a LOT of people cannot use that word responsibly!

    It’s very bizarre to level that critique at a Heartstopper actor too, because that is clearly a queer show aimed at queer audiences by queer creators? It would be a different scenario (in an alternate reality that doesn’t exist) if a show was chock full of queer characters + storylines but there wasn’t a single confirmed gay on the cast or in the writers’ room.

    That…is not at all the case here.

    And IMO it is really arrogant, ahistorical and downright cruel to demand that someone out themselves, for any reason. A lot of those fans need to get outside and touch grass, because the real world is not Twitter, and there are millions of queer people who aren’t out and maybe never will be. That doesn’t make them any less queer. It means people have to *exist* in places that aren’t a Tumblr idea of SoHo, and have to actually live with the consequences of coming out, positive or negative.

    Sorry for the rant but this discourse gets me very heated and Autostraddle is like the one reasonable place I frequent. For shame. For shame!

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