Pop Culture Fix: “Thor: Love and Thunder” Says No Girlfriend For Valkyrie AGAIN

Here’s a mid-week Pop Culture Fix for you, my friends. Stay hydrated out there.

+ Well. Marvel’s back on their bullshit. Ha! JK! They never got off their bullshit in the first place! Despite all the conversations and hints and winks and promises, Valkyrie does not have a girlfriend in the new Thor, only a passing remark about a dead girlfriend. BOOOOOO!!!!

+ Queer as Folk stars on how the show is different from other LGBTQ+ content.

+ Emma Corrin on fluidity, fun, and dressing up to stand out.

+ Jasmin Savoy’s new music video for “goddammit” is, according to Valerie Anne, your chance to see “Taissa from Yellowjackets and Fatin from The Wilds make out!” With a super special guest appearance from Javicia Batwoman Leslie!

+ Tara Raani has joined season five of grown-ish as “a first-generation Muslim-American. She is a sophomore, type A overachiever with a lot of swagger. Zaara is queer and open with her sexuality.”

+ Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman expresses regret over the sitcom’s portrayal of Chandler Bing’s trans parent, played by Kathleen Turner.

+ Hayley Kiyoko recreates Lea DeLaria’s iconic Out magazine cover.

+ A little more teasing about Issa Rae’s Rap Sh!t.

+ Paramount+ has scrapped Why Women Kill.

+ Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are on the cover of on the cover of #NBA2K23’s WNBA Edition, even though Diana Taurasi is playing like trash this season, la la la!

+ Kim Cattrall has joined Netflix’s new queer drama, Glamorous.

+ Another Leo Award win for Ali Liebert!

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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. i wish Deadline had paused . . . “a first-generation Muslim-American” is sloppy and that sloppiness is dangerous right now. . . being a Muslim is holding a faith, and American is a nationality. One does not immigrate from Islam to America. Islam is a religion that is as American as Judeaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Taoism, and infinite more, and non-religious statuses like agnostic or atheist; Islam is not a nationality. I know everyone at Autostraddle knows this, just wanna say it out loud.

  2. After the somewhat boring queer representation in Eternals and Multiverse of Madness killing America’s mothers, I expected Marvel (Disney in damage control mode?) would mess up again.

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