Pop Culture Fix: Witness Kate McKinnon and The World’s Saddest Flirting In Your Yearly Lesbian Period Piece

Did y’all know that people call fried pickles “frickles”?? I have been eating pickles and fried vegetables my entire life due to being born and raised in the Georgia backwoods, and also I love it when things sound cute, and yet no one has ever said the word “frickles” to me until this very day. There’s still joy in the world. Here is just a little in your Monday Pop Culture Fix.


+ SNL spoofed lesbian period dramas to great effect this weekend. “The world’s saddest flirting” made me cackle. And also, like that lesbian magazine they quoted, I would obviously watch this.

+ The GLAAD Awards honored Naya Rivera with the Glee cast reuniting to share their memories of her. Here’s a list of this year’s GLAAD Award winners. And here’s a list of all the Black winners of GLAAD Awards since they began in 1990, from Essence.

+ How Javicia Leslie brought Black queer visibility to Batwoman.

+ The season two trailer for A Black Lady Sketch Show is here!

+ Natalie Morales has joined a new CBS comedy pilot from Sarah Cooper.

+ Meet the young queer director behind Shiva Baby

+ Here’s the first Legends of Tomorrow promo of season six.

+ And here’s Younger‘s final season trailer.

+ Queer as Folk reimagining gets a Peacock series order.

+ TVLine chatted with Wynonna Earp showrunner Emily Andras about “crafting the series finale, at least one “happy accident” that wound up stirring many emotions, and more.”

+ Wynonna Earp changed the game for queer women on TV.

+ I’m pretty sure Kim Kardashian made a lesbian joke about Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae.

+ Lil Nas X released a Montero lo-fi remix to help you study for your Demonology test.

+ Brandi Carlile’s story is too big to fit into a song.

+ Sony is updating The Last of Us for PS5.

+ Kate Winslet says she knows at least four gay actors terrified of coming out in Hollywood.

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12 Comments

  1. The lesbian period drama spoof is way too real. Also Kate McKinnon in that suit can get it.

    I am very nervous about the Queer as Folk adaptation, as the original Queer as Folk is something that I love so very much, flaws and all. Plus the fact that Peacock is doing it makes me think it’s going to be very watered down. We’ll see. Literally like the magazine said

  2. The lesbian period drama spoof is way too real. Also Kate McKinnon in that suit can get it.

    I am very nervous about the Queer as Folk adaptation, as the original Queer as Folk is something that I love so very much, flaws and all. Plus the fact that Peacock is doing it makes me think it’s going to be very watered down. We’ll see. Literally like the lesbian magazine said… I’ll watch it. But I’m not super hopeful.

  3. I laughed so hard at the SNL skit, Kate is just golden. It made me a bit upset to see them bash Portrait of a lady on fire like that though. It’s a skit though, I’m not supposed to take it so literally.

      • Nova I felt the same! A bit of the music in the skit (when they’re walking in the hall with candles) sounded like the group of women singing in Portrait and I was like “how dare you mock this sacred text” (!!) 😭 I appreciate the clarification too, Ava. I haven’t watched Ammonite yet, but— as the skit says— I’m gonna watch it, and probably next year’s lesbian period piece too. 🙃

  4. I laughed so hard at the SNL skit, Kate is just golden. It made me a bit upset to see them bash Portrait of a lady on fire like that though. It’s a skit though, I’m not supposed to take it so literally.

  5. Who here has seen Shiva Baby? It was so stressful but so so good! Although I died when Molly Gordon’s character said Dianna Agron’s character was who she wanted to be “in 15 years”. SHE IS MY EXACT AGE. Time to build myself a funeral pyre I guess!!!

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