Pop Culture Fix: Sandra Oh Really Wants You to Know Eve Polastri Is Not Straight

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Hey, friends, I hope you’re staying hydrated out there and taking a break when you need to. I’m thinking of you all the time, and making you these Pop Culture Fixes as a little respite.


+ Michelle Yeoh and Sandra Oh had an hour-long chat at the San Francisco International Film Festival last Friday. During the Q&A someone referred to Eve Polastri as “straight” and Sandra Oh interrupted to say, “No.” Which gave me a nice chuckle despite *waves hand*.

+ Ariana DeBose will host the 75th Tony Awards.

+ Netflix has greenlit Liz Feldman’s new series, No Good Deed, which was inspired by her late night Zillow scrolling early in the pandemic.

+ BBC launches a new “very gay, very trans” Doctor Who audio drama podcast.

+ Meet Heather, the Riverdale librarian who also happens to be Cheryl Blossom’s junior high sweetheart.

+ All Rise arrives for a third season on OWN this June!

+ Archie is introducing a new biracial pansexual character.

+ Kristen Kish, looking stunning as heck in this suit, is joining Iron Chef as co-host.

+ Grace and Frankie’s reign of terror is finally over (aka Slate interviewed Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin about the final season).

+ Lady Gaga’s new Top Gun song is gay not only because Lady Gaga is gay but also because Kelly McGillis is gay. :)

+ Queen Latifah’s Equalizer changes showrunners ahead of its likely third season.

+ If you’ve been wanting to watch The Owl House because it’s the most adorable gay thing happening on TV right now, but you don’t have the Disney Channel so you can’t watch it on TV or the Disney Now app, well! Great news! It’s on Disney Plus now, almost completely up to date! You can laugh your buns off without having to sit through a single Hatchimals commercial.

+ Watch Brandi Carlile sing “Love Can Build a Bridge” to honor Naomi Judd.

+ The story of this suspended Grey’s Anatomy writer who stole her ex-wife’s trauma for the show and also somehow now involves Anna Paquin is the wildest thing I have read in a long time.

+ Unsurprisingly, ESPN’s list of top 25 players currently in the WNBA is G A Y.

+ On queer-baiting, betrayal, and the quest for better representation.

+ Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle play Mrs and Mrs on BBC.


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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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8 Comments

  1. i feel a way about Allie Quigley being left off the list.* But Emma on the Skye is the best newsssssssss!

    *maybe a little b/c two couples on the list would be… but also she just cranks points.

  2. I’ve been so impressed with ‘The Owl House’, never seen a slow burn enemies to dating sapphic romance done so well. It’s adorable. Prime time shows could take some notes. Shame we’re only getting a short wrap-up season three. We need more!

  3. These are such good pop culture fixes! I read the whole article about the Grey’s anatomy writer – so crazy!!! Ariana DeBose should host everything from now on. Love her. And love Suranne and Sophie. Woo!

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