Pop Culture Fix: Sara Ramirez Is Coming For Your Neck in This Sex and the City Reboot

Well hello! I’m running a little bit late today due to working on some important journalism, but I’m here now and so is your midweek Pop Culture Fix!

+ Every day is one day closer to the Sex and the City reboot and Sara Ramirez literally murdering Autostraddle editor in chief Carmen Phillips, who has been loving them from the second they arrived on Grey’s Anatomy with unmatched passion and dedication! Here’s a lil’ behind-the-scenes. They’re coming for your neck.

+ Cynthia Erivo and Michaela Coel ask each other questions no one else ever does.

+ Sepideh Moafi knows you’re obsessed with Gigi on Gen Q.

+ Freeform has canceled Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.

+ The LGBTQ-themed horror graphic novel, Squad, will be released this fall, and has already been optioned by Lionsgate TV. “With tones of Promising Young Woman and Jennifer’s Body, the book explores the boundaries of villainy and accountability and centers on a queen woman of color.”

+ Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevo will star in a millennial queer love triangle series.

+ Jesse James Keitel is the first big name to join Peacock’s Queer As Folk reboot. “Keitel will play a trans, semi-reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up.”

+ Queer actors are finally playing queer roles. Next up: More chances to play it straight?

+ Billie Jean King is on NPR’s Fresh Air this week.

+ For the first time ever, Disney’s Halloween costume line-up includes adaptive costumes for kids with disabilities!

+ Fionna and Cake — Finn and Jake’s gender-swapped Adventure Time characters — are coming to HBO Max!

+ Sydney Sweeney and Brittany O’Grady chat about Paula and Olivia’s relationship in White Lotus with NYT.

Is there romantic tension between Olivia and Paula?

Sydney: I keep reading that. To be honest, when we were doing it, I never thought of it. I didn’t even think about doing it. And now I’m watching, going, “Oh. Oh wow, Olivia.”

Brittany: Paula having this experience with someone else when she’s supposed to be bonding with her best friend, I think that totally leans into it and kind of insinuates a romantic tension. I’ve definitely had people ask as well.

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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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  1. EW did a first preview of wheel of time (amazon prime)

    It’s a big fantasy show with women in focus and it will be *spoiler*

    Excerpt from EW: “The Wheel of Time also differentiates itself from those other big-name franchises in the way it highlights its female characters. While Middle-earth’s most prominent heroine has to disguise herself as a man, and Westeros’ few female conquerors are often facing threats of sexual violence, the world of WoT is essentially matriarchal. The largest kingdom in the novels’ unnamed land is ruled by a queen who will pass her crown to her daughter rather than her son, and uneasy peace is maintained by the female-only mystic order known as the Aes Sedai.”

    • The books had lots and lots of WLW relationships just very understated and blink and you’d miss it types (the male writer was into some weird relationship and gender tropes and apparently “all women are gay in college” was one of them). But wouldn’t be surprised if that was expanded on in a more 2021 appropriate way in the tv show.

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