Pop Culture Fix: “Vida” Showrunner Tanya Saracho Wants “Like a Ton” of Sex in Her New Show, Thank You Very Much

Well hello, here is your Monday Pop Culture Fix!

+ Well and good morning to Vida showrunner Tanya Saracho!

+ Meet Blu Hunt, the queer Native American actress breaking boundaries in New Mutants and Hollywood.

+ How queer icon Clea DuVall made the holiday film of the year.

+ TV’s first crop of queer Christmas movies range from saccharine fun to superficial flops.

+ Margot Robbie wants her Pirates of the Caribbean character to be queer.

+ America Chavez will make her first MCU appearance in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness.

+ The Dickinson season two trailer is here!

+ Elliot Page and the year in anti-trans bigotry.

+ Ilene Chaiken has signed on as showrunner for Law & Order: Organized Crime. She’s getting to do her murder show at long last.

+ Rosie O’Donnell has joined American Gigolo‘s Showtime reboot.

+ Sister Act 3 is a go! Oh, happy day, etc.!

+ Nov. 11, 2022 — Captain Marvel 2! I wonder if movie theaters will still exist!

+ The end of One Day at a Time removes on of TV’s only Latino families.

+ This Jo Ellen Pellman profile in NYT is sure to make you smile. Also have you watched The Prom yet? It’s so lovely!

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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. Maisie Williams is playing Blu Hunt’s love interest in The New Mutants?!? And Blu Hunt’s character is queer and indigenous too?! I am not really an Xmen fan but I feel like I need to watch this now.

  2. “Happiest Season, a rom-com about queer joy.”

    Right, this settles it. I definitely accidentally accessed some kind of secret Director’s Cut of Happiest Season. The Abject Queer Misery Director’s Cut. Because there’s just no way all the people who keep writing stuff like that about it saw the same movie I did.

    • I agree. Now, I haven’t seen the movie yet because it doesn’t sound particularly romantic or comedic. It sounds awful and I don’t think I want to watch it.

      Plus I already saw a movie with the same plot/different (less famous) actors and it was not enjoyable. I’m not expecting much better here.

  3. sigh. i wish i could be cool with Whoopi Goldberg again. her career starting one-woman Broadway show was amazing. sort of like the ‘Nanette’ of its time.

    happy that Rosie is having another moment :)

    hoping that the universe realigns once Netflix’s embargo on ODAAT runs out and cbs all access can rereboot it.

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