Pop Culture Fix: “Yellowjackets” Features One (1) Confirmed Lesbian Teen Cannibal

Happy mid-week, friends! I usually have half a cup of coffee every day, but this morning I’ve had two because I have a migraine, and I honestly feel like I am operating at super speed right now. Excited to crash into SUCH a nap later this afternoon! Also excited to share today’s Pop Culture Fix with you!


+ There’s a queer character in the new Showtime series Yellowjackets, which IndieWire says is full of teen girls, dark secrets, and cannibalism. Her name is Taissa Turner and she’s played by real life queer Jasmin Savoy Brown. Valerie and/or Riese and/or Kayla are gonna write about it, so please standby for that!

+ Queen Sugar will end with season seven.

+ Lena Waithe’s production company is working on a Hoop Dreams-inspired drama.

+ Top Chef All-Stars winner Mel King is gonna be on Sesame Street: “to introduce their first ever Asian American muppet named Ji Young — she’s 7 years old, Korean, and loves tteokbokki! I’ll be in the kitchen cooking with the best sous chef in town: Cookie Monster!”

+ In My Skin: The lesbian romance I wish I could have watched as a teenager.

+ Why Superman coming out as bisexual makes perfect sense.

+ Will a queer Miranda save the Sex and the City reboot?

+ How Dickinson’s Emily and Sue became one of TV’s great queer romances.

+ A Barney the dinosaur documentary is on the way from the Queer Eye producers at Peacock.

+ King Richard is an Intimate Look at the Man Behind the Williams Phenoms. (I am definitely not just linking this so I can share this photo of Serena and Olympia which is not gay in any way but I do what I want.)

+ Taylor Swift’s Red (Taylor’s Version) is a sweeping, profound time machine of an album. (Is THIS gay? I would argue yes, and so.)


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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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