Pop Culture Fix: Stephanie Beatriz Is a Bisexual Butt-Kicker in “Twisted Metal” Trailer

You made it to midweek! And your reward is one (1) Pop Culture Fix! (Plus my love and adoration, of course.)

+ Oh man, okay, so you’re just watching this Twisted Metal trailer like “okay okay pretty cute” — and then! A WILD STEPHANIE BEATRIZ APPEARS! I’ve never played this game, but Digital Spy sums it up thus: “The series takes place in an apocalyptic wasteland where a milkman with amnesia, John Doe (Anthony Mackie), is tasked with delivering a mysterious package if he wants to stay alive. He teams up with Quiet (Stephanie Beatriz), a mostly silent rash car thief, and the two embark on a desperate mission through Las Vegas, fending off ruthless marauders in deadly, destructive vehicles for a shot at a better future.

+ A Black Lady Sketch Show will not return for season five.

+ Harley Quinn is back on July 27th!

+ The full trailer for Heartstopper season tow has arrived.

+ Amazon’s Transparent is heading to Broadway as a musical.

+ And so has the trailer for the final season of Reservation Dogs.

+ Lindsey Shaw opens up about being fired from Pretty Little Liars.

+ Watermelon Woman writer-director Cheryl Dunye on the movie’s journey from concept to congressional hearings to the canon.

+ Michelle Buteau shrinks for no one.

+ Reneé Rapp is leaving The Sex Lives of College Girls, and her goodbye post — “I love that bitch [Leighton] more than you know ” — made me laugh out loud for real.

+ Stephanie Hsu on the queer storyline cut from Joy Ride that could be saved for the sequel.

+ May I interest you in the Rap Sh!t season two trailer?


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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. Oh no for Reservation Dogs! I heard it referred to as the “third” season in a recent interview and got so excited that that made it sound like there could be more…

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