Pop Culture Fix: “The Bering and Wells Show” Is Righting The Queer Wrongs of “Warehouse 13”

A good Monday morning upon you, friends! Here is a Pop Culture Fix to kick off your week!


+ Y’all know our comic Foolish Child, written and drawn by the incomparable Dickens β€” but did you know that Dickens was an original member of Bering and Wells fandom and one of the first people to actively work on a fan campaign to get a show renewed? She also does loads of original fan work for sci-fi series like Warehouse 13 and Defiance, and is also is constantly harnessing the power of queer nerd fandom to raise money for racial justice.

Well! This weekend, she created THE BERING AND WELLS SHOW, which is an imagined Warehouse 13 spin-off/reboot. I’ve gotta highlight it here because we talk so much lately about who owns our queer narratives, and as long as I’ve known Dickens, she has never ever ever backed down from using her imagination and immense talents to make something her own, and to share that better story with the world. Welcome to the show where you write the show!

Just a freaking cool? The graphic novel she’s working on about the Warehouse 13 family’s kids called Warehouse ThirTEENS.

+ ScreenRant runs down the best Korrasami episodes of The Legend of Korra.

+ Hannah Giorgis at The Atlantic on Black storytellers turning to the horror genre to unpack the traumas of racism.

+ Season two of Batwoman has arrived on E4 in the UK!

+ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom racked up big time at the The Society Of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Dorian Awards.

+ In The Heights is headed to Tribeca for its world premiere.

+ Well, I cannot WAIT for this. (Actually I have been waiting my entire life for this.)

+ Hulu has scooped up the trans athletes doc Changing the Game.

+ How recasting Batwoman with a Black queer actress allowed the superhero story to resonate with a wider audience.

+ Love Island will include queer couples next season.

+ Brooke Eden says queer country artists are just now feeling comfortable enough to come out.

+ Becky Albertalli’s The Upside of Unrequited is headed to the silver screen.

+ The stars of Netflix’s lesbian thriller Ride or Die on their on- and off-screen connection.

+ Look at this! Doctors are testing a prescription video game for Long Covid brain fog!

+ Also look at this!

+ And finally: As Pose prepares for its final walk, the future of QTBIPOC film and TV looks bright.

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Heather has written 1139 articles for us.

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