Well and happy Wednesday to you! I have made you one (1) Pop Culture Fix to celebrate making it to midweek!
+ The internet simply cannot stop talking about Swarm, which Shelli reviewed from SXSW a few weeks ago. One of the weirder things I’ve heard about this movie — which I obviously cannot watch because I am a big baby about fake blood — is that Billie Eilish is a queer cult leader in it. Now, IndieWire is talking about how they built her a real cult compound! “[It was the most] creative build that we had on this show, actually,wp_postsproduction designer Sara K White said of Eilish’s lair. “Originally, the scene was scripted to take place in a different location that we ended up not being able to find. So in order to come up with a space that these women could be together in this heightened environment, I worked a lot with our director and the writers to come up with the idea of the sweat lodge, and that was an amazing process.wp_postsAmazing/terrifying: same/same. Also, FYI, Billie’s cult was inspired by a real cult.
+ Speaking of Megan Thee Stallion, is anime next on her world domination tour?
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