Pop Culture Fix: ZOINKS! Sarah Michelle Gellar and Linda Cardellini’s Steamy Scooby Smooch

It’s Wednesday and I’ve got chili in the slow cooker and there’s a cat asleep on my lap. Everything is a-okay! And here’s a pretty okay Pop Culture Fix, too.

+ Okay my Buffy aficionado wife says this isn’t “news,” but it’s NEWS TO ME. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Daphne and Linda Cardellini’s Velma kissed on the mouth in the Scooby-Doo movie, but it was cut. On Watch What Happens Live this week, Gellar said, “There was a steamy kiss. It got cut. There was an actual kiss between Daphne and Velma that got cut. I feel like the world wants to see it. I don’t know where it is.” I KNOW I WANT TO SEE IT. Also Fred was gay in this movie?? What in the world, give this to me! I had so suffer through a full season of Mindy Kaling’s Velma; I deserve this!

+ Annette Haywood-Carter, the director who discovered Angelina Jolie for Foxfire, chatted with IndieWire about finding a mega-star and mounting a comeback all these decades later.

+ In addition to Batwoman, The Flash‘s final season is bringing back the Legends of Tomorrow crew.

+ This is suuuuuch a good and important read. Gina Prince-Bythewood talks to The Hollywood Reporter about the Oscars shutting out The Woman King.  


+ Quinta Brunson and Tyler James Williams are voicing Hawkman and Hawkgirl in the Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day special, which lands on HBO Max TOMORROW.

+ This is so bad and infuriating: The WNBA is investigating Las Vegas Aces for circumventing the salary cap.

+ Get ready for… Tegan and Sara: Junior High! A new graphic memoir!

+ Quantum Leap did a really well received trans episode this week. Writers say they hope it will be a “heart-opening” experience.

+ There’s some lesbians in a new Doritos ad and I heard it’s making people cry. Not me, though. I never cry at commercials. (LOL, yes I do.)

+ Are you ready? 🐝

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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, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Thanks for posting the link to the Woman King piece! I loved that film so much, and it breaks my heart that it got none of the nominations it so clearly deserved—not for acting, and not for craft. Costumes alone should have been a shoo-in!!

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