Pop Culture Fix: Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne’s “Am I OK?” Is Coming to HBO Max ASAP

Good Monday to you, my friends, and welcome to your first Pop Culture Fix of the new week! It snowed like bananas here in NYC over the weekend and now the whole thing has turned into city sludge, so I am parked cozily inside my house with a cat in my lap and tea in my mug and I’m ready to see what in the world this week’s* gonna throw at me.

* the finale of And Just Like That

+ Am I OK? is coming to HBO Max!

+ I got way behind on Marvel shows because my wife and I were watching all the Marvel movies from start to finish in order, and she was determined not to watch the shows until it was time to watch them on our movie timeline. So! I just finished up Hawkeye last week! And immediately went to check out one of my favorite YouTubers — queer, disabled genius Jessica Kellgren-Fozard — to see what she had to say about the show’s deafness. I thought you might like to see too!

+ Natalie shared this New Yorker profile of Lorraine Hansberry over the weekend and it was one of the best things I’ve read so far this year!

+ Cameron Esposito will be a guest star when A Million Little Things returns on February 23rd.

+ Encanto’s Jessica Darrow is ready to be your new queer crush.

+ There’s big rumors about And Just Like That coming back for a second season. Or, as The Cut calls them, “threats.” 

+ “Being adored by gay people” is all Yellowjackets star Liv Hewson has ever wanted.

+ Corrie star Amanda Barrie says she’d have been fired from the soap if she’d come out as bi in the 80s.

+ The Human Rights Campaign has cut Netflix from its annual Corporate Equality Index after it released and stood behind Dave Chappelle’s transphobic 2021 special, The Closer.

+ The queer legends who attended Degrassi over the years.

+ Where is queer rep in video games right now?

+ The heartiest heartthrob Melissa King is on Cameron Esposito’s Queery podcast this week.

+ T’Nia Miller chatted with Geeks of Color about La Fortuna, working with Stanley Tucci, and more.

+ WNBA champion / Olympic gold medalist / gay gal Stefanie Dolson is heading to the New York Liberty, and I, for one, am ECSTATIC.

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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. Thanks for another great Pop Culture Fix, Heather!

    First, that “threats” line from The Cut about AJLT is brilliant. I haven’t watched it and don’t plan on it but thank you for a much needed laugh for this very Monday morning!

    Second, I felt it was very important to the nerd in me (although I cannot fully claim the lovely title as I didn’t read the comics) to ask what you mean by watching the MCU films in order? Was it by release date or in chronological order? I too felt it was important to watch/re-watch all the MCU and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) films before Wandavision came out and was able to watch them last year in release date order. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed some that I skipped intentionally when the films were first released. Also, I can’t help but appreciate that I could watch most of them on Disney+…because I love watching shows and films with the subtitles on! 🤣

  2. It’s not fair that ‘Am I ok’ is already getting a giant release on hbo when it literally just aired at Sundance and I’m still waiting on Tahara! (Why must mainstream actors uphold this permanent upper hand on what gets released? It’s sooooo annoying.)

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