Pop Culture Fix: Tig Notaro and Dakota Johnson are Making That “Lesbian Falls for Her Best Friend” Rom-Com You’ve Been Waiting For

Hello and welcome to your first Pop Culture Fix of the week!


+ Tig Notaro and Dakota Johnson’s queer rom-com story Am I Okay? is heading to Sundance.

Am I OK? Written by Lauren Pomerantz (SNL, The Ellen DeGeneres Show) stars Dakota Johnson and Sonoya Mizuno (Maniac, Devs) as best friends whose relationship faces a series of challenges when one of them decides to move to London just as the other confesses her love. It co-stars June Diane Raphael, queer actors Sean Hayes and Kiersey Clemons, and co-director Notaro in a small role.

+ Nicole Kang and Bridget Regan talk last week’s Poison Ivy twists on Batwoman.

+ Fans are loving Olivia Benson’s response to her son coming out on SVU.

+ Euphoria doesn’t need shock value anymore to keep us watching.

+ Eternals was the perfect story to bring LGBTQ+ identities to the MCU.

+ Alia Shawkat is a cult classic.

+ Lili Reinhart told her Insta followers she’s “struggling with obsessive thoughts” about her body and weight and that she is sharing it with her fans “to be vulnerable… in the hope that any of you who are also struggling don’t feel so alone.”

+ Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava opens up about her sexuality: “gender is whatever.” 

+ The Mitchells Vs The Machines writer/director on queer rep for LGBTQ+ youth.

+ How Doctor Who unearthed my buried queer self.

+ Xochitl Gomez building the America Chavez Doctor Strange Lego set is SO COOL.

+ Here comes your Sue Bird documentary.

+ HBO Max has ordered a whole new Degrassi series.

+ The newest Scream movie skewers fandom itself.


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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, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

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3 Comments

  1. What ever happened to that “Jennifer Aniston is the President and I’m playing her wife” Tig Notaro project? I think it was going to be called First Ladies? Did that stall out somewhere along the line?

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