Hi friends! Valerie Anne here again with more nuggets for your Pop Culture Fix. Hope Monday was kind to you.
+ Gillian Anderson, Sarah Paulson, Mj Rodriguez, Elizabeth Olsen, Cynthia Erivo and Anya Taylor-Joy talked to each other and it’s impossible to summarize so just go read/watch it. When I read the list of names involved in this roundtable I was sure I was having a fever dream. (Also: A Road Trip Movie!!)
+ Speaking of Mj Rodriguez, she just made her musical debut.
+ We already knew Sophie Turner wasn’t straight but she confirmed it on Instagram with a celebratory Pride post.
+ Thus, it is with a happy, queer, true-crime-loving heart I tell you that Sophie Turner will be in the HBO Max show, The Staircase. (But who will play the owl?)
+ Kehlani still wishes people would be more dramatic when officially she came out as a lesbian in April.
+ Clea Duvall created a not-for-kids cartoon much in the way of Big Mouth or Bob’s Burgers called Housebroken. I have a theory her medical support dog character has a crush on Lisa Kudrow’s poodle but there has only been one episode so far.
+ Josie Totah helped shape her Saved By the Bell character to make sure they got the trans teen’s story right.
+ You can now watch the first 8 minutes of In the Heights ahead of its theatrical release.
+ Candis Cayne recounts standing up for herself on the set of CSI for True Hollywood Story: Transgender Hollywood.
+ I believe there will be a future full roundup of Outfront content but I couldn’t NOT include this panel of CW DC TV LGBTQ+ faves.
Also please enjoy these links that the TV Team agreed falls under the category “straight news that feels gay.”
+ Vida’s Melissa Barrera will be starring in a Netflix survival drama called Breathe
+ Justina Machado to star in Amazon’s Horror of Dolores Roach.
In sports related sports news Ian Boswell won the Unbound 200 mile race wearing a trans pride flag in support of his nephew. He was also seeing handing out the flag before the race started. https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ian-boswell-raises-awareness-for-transgender-community-in-unbound-gravel-win/
Queer cyclists Lael Wilcox won the Unbound XL women’s race & recently got married to her gf. https://bikepacking.com/news/lael-wilcox-2021-unbound-gravel-xl/
My fiancé was the first person to compete (and finish) in Unbound’s non binary category!
my favourite roundtable ever! it was so refreshing and uplifting despite tackling some tough issues