Pop Culture Fix: So You Agree? You Think Buffy Is Bisexual?

Howdy, friends and neighbors! This is your Monday Pop Culture Fix!

+ Okay so, after delivering the state of Georgia to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, Stacey Abrams took some time to weigh in on the age-old Spike vs. Angel debate.

And then! Alyson Willow Hannigan was like, “Actually…”

The whole cast weighed in, really. But I’m just finally glad to see some acknowledgment of Buffy’s bisexuality, even though she should never have dated Willow, and I don’t just mean because of Faith, but I also do mean that a little bit.

+ Hey did you know Boobs on Your Tube is back?? It’s true! Carmen actually mentioned this next thing in Boobs Tubes on Friday, but it bears repeating: Chantal Thuy has been upped to series regular on the new season of Black Lightning

+ And now it’s time for our weekly Javicia Leslie check-in! This week she’s beatin’ up Bob!

+ Ryan Murphy chatted with Deadline about bringing The Prom from Broadway to Netflix.

+ Niecy Nash has joined ABC’s limited series, The Women of the Movement. (Welcome to your first Pop Culture Fix, Niecy!)

+ Laura Zak’s new short film, Proof of Loss, got a shout out in People.

+ How Lena Waithe says being a Black queer woman has helped her in Hollywood.

+ Janelle Monáe covers Out magazine this month.

+ The CW is giving Jane Austen the modern-day anthology series treatment. 😬

+ This is the funniest thing I have seen in a good long minute.

+ The Advocate‘s got a feature up on Happiest Season with a new photoshoot of Kristen Stewart, Clea DuVall, and Mackenzie Davis.

+ A unified theory of Gillian Anderson.

+ Embracing the bisexual majesty of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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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 too was smitten with the glorious drenched melodrama of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and chose Mina’s deep red dress as my final project to make for my costume degree, only to be told that I was supposed to choose a costume from a “classic” movie.

    It’s no doubt incredibly childish, but over 25 years later, I still feel justified every time I see it mentioned as a classic.

    I really am a sucker for a woman in a deep red dress.

    In this movie, it really is a question of once bitten, twice bi…

  2. I think Buffy and Willow really respected one another and even though it wouldn’t have ultimately worked out it would have been a healthy Teen Relationship, which we do not get enough of, queer or otherwise.

  3. In the post-TV comics, Buffy did the bi-curious thing in Season 8, probably to please a certain portion of the fanbase, and then went back to… let’s just say “boys”, to avoid being spoilery… at least up to Season 11 (I quit at that point). I’m going to say that even if early-series Buffy had strong bi vibes, especially during Season 3, she’s probably just heteroflexible.

    • This. Now, to be clear, I am very uncomfortable disagreeing with Stacey Abrams about anything, but I wonder if she might consider this slight edit: “To be fair, Angel was the right boyfriend for Buffy coming into her power. Faith was the right person to be with as she became the power.”

  4. Argh, my Spuffy vs Fuffy sides are at war (and I can’t see them in a throuple—nope, neither Spike nor Faith would share, and they hated each other. I can almost see a throuple w/ Angel . . . but I don’t like Angel. Blech.)

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