Pop Culture Fix: The Sims 4 Adds Top Surgery Scars and Binders for Trans Gamers!

Here’s a midweek Pop Culture Fix for you, friends!

+ Okay this is awesome: The Sims 4 has added some new trans-inclusive updates, including binders, top surgery scars, and more. Plus! “There are also medical wearables, such as glucose monitors and hearing aids, which makes The Sims 4 all more inclusive for the disability community as well.” This is a HUGE deal, and right on time. Trans gamers need a damn break!

+ Our own Valerie Anne and Nic chatted with CNN about that The Last of Us super gay episode. (Also! You can read their recap right here!)

+ Related: The Last of Us and The Haunting of Bly Manor find queer normalcy in the face of imminent doom.

+ Hulu has cancelled Reboot BOOOOOOO!!!!!!

+ MCU’s first trans actor Zoe Terakes talks making history at Marvel.

+ If Sam Smith were a thin, cis woman, no one would have given their new music video a second thought.

+ Billy Porter is making his TV directing debut with an “unapologetically queer story” on Fox’s Accused.

+ This week, The Takeaway podcast is talking about queer horror, camp, and how M3GAN became a queer icon.

+ Well! WNBA Free Agency Day is here at last, and things are already bananas! Candace Parker signed with the Aces over the weekend. Courtney Vandersloot announced she’s leaving the Sky just last night. And AD Durr has signed again with Atlanta. UPDATE: Breanna Stewart is coming to New York. OH MAN!

+ Vulture has ranked all 515 of Netflix’s original movies.

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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. Stewie signed with the NY Liberty. Just came through on my phone. Ahhh!!! As a Philly gal I can’t do it (root for a NY team). Ugh. I will still cheer for her but it won’t be the same. 🫠🫠

  2. Thanks Heather, wnba updates!!!

    Where do people think sloot will end up? It feels like unless it’s NY, there’s not a lot of hope to be on a contending team. This Seattle fam can always wish, though!!

    • I’m too new to the W to have any kind of prediction, but it’d be really nice if she and Quigley both landed in Seattle, although that’s assuming Quigley wants to play one more season…

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