Hello, my friends! Thank you for joining me for another Pop Culture Fix — and an extra special thank you to Valerie Anne for covering for me last week! It looks like there were two kinds of pop culture bloodbaths while I was gone. The bad kind: so many gay shows got cancelled! And the good kind: We finally got our first look at Netflix’s new lesbian vampire show, First Kill! Good thing it was Valerie who was here to report on that; she handles blood a LOT better than me.
+ Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird scrapped it out this weekend.
This interaction between Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi 😂 pic.twitter.com/c5zEU1L1sS
— ESPN (@espn) May 14, 2022
+ Your favorite lesbian aunt came out to cheer on her wifey in the Storm home opener last week.
— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) May 7, 2022
+ How these queer WNBA couples came to be. (Adorable alert!)
+ The official trailer for First Kill is here, which Carmen reported in last week’s Also.Also.Also — but I thought you’d like to see it again/wouldn’t want to miss it!
+ The Indigo Girls were on Debbie Millman’s Design Matters podcast last week. It’s one of the best interviews I’ve ever heard with them (and they’re from my college town; I’ve heard a LOT of interviews with them).
+ Speaking of all these cancellations, Natalie recently shared this really incisive — and depressing — look at what’s going on (and invites us, once again, to blame Netflix).
+ Niecy Nash’s spin-off of The Rookie has been picked up! One bright bit of TV news in this current cancellation hellscape!
+ Of course, Nic is also very correct here.
So that's…All American, All American: Homecoming, The Flash, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, Riverdale, S&L, Walker, Walker: Independence, The Winchesters, Gotham Knights.
By my count that’s 8 male-fronted shows…with All American(s) and Kung Fu as diversity plays? Okay, CW. We see you.
+ Wonder Woman 3: The DCEU can’t ignore Diana’s bisexuality any longer. (I also hope they don’t ignore her as an actual character like they did in Wonder Woman 2.)