Pop Culture Fix: The New Scream Is Queer and Not Just Because Neve Campbell Is Your Root

A peaceful Wednesday upon you, friends! Here is your midweek Pop Culture Fix!

+ The new Scream trailer is here with Neve Campbell and a queer main character! Her name is Mindy, she’s played by Jasmin Savoy Brown, and NewNowNext chatted her up!

+ Hey did you see we published an EXCLUSIVE clip of the season two premiere of Twenties? V. cool!

+ I’ve never had a feeling one way or the other about JoJo Siwa, but she absolutely won my heart dancing as a Disney prince on DWTS this week.

+ Kate Moennig on The L Word: Generation Q, the Shane/Tess relationship, and how ‘Molly’s Game‘ played into season two.

+ Libby Hill over at IndieWire chatted with Abby McEnany about season two of Work in Progress, mental health, and trouble with therapists.

+ For National Coming Out Day earlier this week, 17 LGBTQ+ athletes shared their coming out stories with ESPN.

+ Titane director on the queer body horror film seducing critics, bewildering audiences.

+ Singer-songwriter Allison Ponthier is the queer country artist the genre has been waiting for.

+ Non-binary actor / Freaky star Misha Osherovich on horror being inherently queer: “It’s about people who are othered.”

+ Trans Netflix employees will be staging a walkout to protest the new transphobic Dave Chappelle stand-up special.

+ HBO Max is working on a new series based on Hannah Hafey, Kaitlin Smith, and BOOM! Studios’ Misfit City.

+ Tessa Thompson will topline Steve Buscemi’s newest feature, The Listener.

+ Beanie Feldstein is your new Harriet the Spy and Jane Lynch is her nanny Ole Golly.

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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. I know this is more boobs on your tube, but may I submit the most recent episode of only murders in the building for your consideration, in which Jane lynch portrays Steve martin’s stunt double who’s better than him at everything ;)

  2. Very important news from the Netherlands. The prime minister has said that our crown princess Amalia should be allowed to marry another woman and still be considered part of the royal line of heritage. In case she or one of her sisters wants to. It’s not yet been dealt with in the laws on royal stuff, btw. There’s been some major speculations recently, because the oldest is turning 18 and people have nothing better to do I guess. This has been your gay-ish update from across the Atlantic.

    • Are there any hints she might be queer? I read somewhere that the author of the article that started all this speculation was gay and just was wondering generally how it would work?

      • No, not as far as I know, but I’m not much of a follower of royals. She was part of her schools GSA and stuff, so she’s on our side it seems. There was a book written about her because of het 18th birthday (by a dude that I think is straight) that touched upon all things about the life of a crown princess and he mentioned this. It became a news item because people were upset about it.

        There is another book, with interviews, being written about Amalia, by a gay woman. For het 18th birthday, the same was done for her father and grandmother. I think that some people thought that these two things have something to with each other which doesn’t make sense.

        Back when gay marriage was legalised (2001) the then prime minister mentioned that royals could marry a same sex partner and still have their kids be part of the line of succession because royal blood and things. But back in the day the one princess married a catholic and thereby had to let go of her spot. But current king Willem-Alexander was allowed to marry a catholic woman (Máxima).

        Anyway things change, and a fair amount of people think that in case they want to, they should be able to marry whomever. And that’s what several political parties said because they want to show how progressive they are. It feels a bit like a tactic to hide that the government is refusing to give more insight in the funds for the royal family (from taxes). And some other sensitive topics. I like the concept of the royal family and a lot of people are really attatched to it, so I get why they still exist. But if it was up to me the funding and influence would go *way* down.

        Sorry, this may be a bit to long, but it’s kinda complicated and I suck at being more to the point. If LGBTQ+ royals float your boat, check out Young Royals on Netlfix, it’s excellent!

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