Pop Culture Fix: Sasha Lane Is Queer Again in Zendaya’s Boyfriend’s New Show

It’s Monday! I hope your coffee’s strong and your shoes are comfortable (the Lesbian’s Prayer). Here’s your first Pop Culture Fix of the week!

+ On Thursday, Natalie shared the trailer for Apple TV+’s The Crowded Room with the following note: “Sasha Lane is playing queer again in the new show with Zendaya’s boyfriend” to which Nic accurately replied “Zendaya’s boyfriend is his government name.” The Crowded Room is a psychological thriller set in NYC in 1979, based on the 1981 non-fiction novel The Minds of Billy Milligan, and it definitely seems like he’s going to murder Sasha Lane and this woman she’s kissing in the trailer whose face looks like that emoji with the boba eyes and happy unshed tears. Like Hashtag You on Netflix but as Emmy bait? Anyway, I will not be watching but I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from one of our serial killer aficionados such as Valerie Anne or Riese!

+ Sepideh Moafi’s Wild Berries has been acquired for worldwide sales rights by Grandave Intl. ahead of Cannes.

+ Roberta Colindrez is a new film called Unidentified Objects.

+ Hulu’s Drag me to Dinner is right on time!

+ This is so great: A Link Between Genders: Trans Joy and the Legend of Zelda. Follow with Niko’s Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Held Up a Mirror to My Life as an Alcoholic Trans Woman.

+ Courtney Vandersloot hesitated to join the New York Liberty after her mom’s cancer diagnosis.

+ The final trailer for the final season of Never Have I Ever.

+ Why Netflix sucks at making hits that last.

+ Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are expected to return for a Freaky Friday sequel.

+ Okay what do you think of GQ’s list of: The 100 greatest video games of all time, ranked by experts.

+ ND Stevenson’s Nimona is finally coming to Netflix in June!

+ Station 19 star Danielle Savre stands with striking Hollywood writers.

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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 Comment

  1. Kinda shocked the casting announcement for the horror bio-pic about Patricia Highsmith, involving 2 of her female lovers didn’t even get a little mention? Especially with those hookup rumors that were swirling last year between 2 of the 3 female leads. It’s queer celeb favorite, Cara Delevingne guys! HH, as big of a Carol Stan as you are, I expected more from you! Slackers! 😉 But seriously, get us the info. Pretty please? 😘

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