Pop Culture Fix: Tessa Thompson Is Suited Up for Thor: Love and Thunder JSYK

How is this week both flying by and dragging its feet as heavy as anvils??? The only way I even know it’s Wednesday is because it’s Pop Culture Fix day!


+ Carmen really wants you to know Tessa Thompson’s in a suit in Thor: Love and Thunder, cause no one told her and it took her 24 hours to find out and that is an unacceptable amount of time to not know that!

+ Hasbro has released their Love and Thunder action figure line-up and Valkyrie finally looks legit in hers, unlike her Endgame figure that had her holding a tiny blue dagger.

+ Look who’s on public radio talking about Sex Education!

+ Megan Suri and Parminder Nagra will star in an LGBTQ+ adaptation of The Kiss List.

+ The Tribeca Film Festival has released its 2022 line-up and there’s lots of queer and trans stuff to get excited about — including a film on the New York Liberty!

+ The Chi will be back on Showtime in June.

+ Here’s GLAAD’s list of best un-produced LGBTQ+ screenplays of 2022.

+ A sneak peek of Alice on tonight’s all-new Good Trouble.

+ Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer comes alive in a new collection of stories.

+ Pedro Pascal compares HBO’s Last of Us series. to The Mandalorian.

+ The new Fantastic Beasts movie is flopping. :)

+ Jodie Whittaker’s final episode of Doctor Who wlll feature some big blasts from the past.


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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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7 Comments

  1. 1: Can’t wait for Love and Thunder. Tessa Thompson looks immaculate 😍

    2: Fantastic Beasts is not flopping. It’s still the best opening on Easter weekend. Take that haters! 😌

    3: Janelle Monae wrote a sci-fi book??? When did this happen? 😁

      • Nostalgia and joy, yes. Bigotry in the franchise? Not at all, at least not in the books, or films, that’s for sure.

        They will always have a special place in my heart.
        🧙🏼‍♀️❤️

        • The books and movies are laden with bigotry. For example, the Black and Jewish wizards have surnames like Shacklebolt and Goldstein. In the movies, there is a running gag where an Irish student can’t seem to perform any spells without blowing something up. The wizarding banks are guarded by anti-Semitic caricatures. There is literally a slave race that supposedly enjoys enslavement! Have I made my point, or shall I go on?

  2. In South Korea, Spurs’ exhibition match against a local all-star side sold out within 25 minutes. It also became the most streamed sporting event in the country’s history

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