Gooooood Wednesday to you, pals! Thank you so much for your interest in Bird Bonanza TV, which I introduced in Monday’s Pop Culture Fix. Here is an update!
Socks injured his back and was paralyzed last summer. He learned to walk again but can’t jump. Or, well, *couldn’t* jump — until five seconds ago when he leapt up on the credenza to fight the squirrels on Bird Bonanza TV. pic.twitter.com/6mizg7wO14
— Heather Hogan (@theheatherhogan) March 23, 2022
And here is your queer pop culture news link round-up!
+ Sue Bird chatted with People about Corona (the beer, not the virus), her personal style, wedding planning, and her final season in the WNBA. This is really just a Corona advertisement disguised as an interview, and frankly, I don’t care. If I’m have to see the damn Mannings everywhere with their national sports endorsements, at least I can see Sue Bird too. Anyway, for their wedding, Sue and Megan will be having Corona and you will be wearing whatever makes you comfortable. I hope Ashlyn Harris wears one of those shorts tuxes again.
+ So the CW has announced a whole lot of renewals, including Nancy Drew, but SUSPICIOUSLY ABSENT from the list is: Batwoman, Naomi, All American Homecoming, Legends of Tomorrow, and Legacies.
+ Grace and Frankie will be back for one last season on April 29th. (With DOLLY PARTON GUEST STARRING.)
+ HBO has renewed Che Diaz in the City for a second season.
+ A love letter to Gentleman Jack.
+ Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creators address Susie’s lesbian bar reactions.
+ Here’s the real reason why Amber Benson declined a Buffy comeback.
+ Apex Legends’ unmissable queer love triangle is a triumph.
+ Melissa Etheridge says the songs on her new album were written before coming out.
+ Underrated queer cinema and where to watch it.
+ Another day, another Disney character who was supposed to be gay.
+ I’m always trying to think of some way to make Beyonce news gay so I can put it in Pop Culture Fixes, but whatever, she’s Beyonce, she can go wherever she wants — including to this year’s Oscars to perform.
+ Lizzo’s SXSW performance will stream as part of Prime Video Women’s History Month.
It’s a bird bonanza miracle! Thank you for the update Heather and much love to Socks, who is clearly living his best life.
So much of what initially seemed like great representation in the 90s led to an eventual letdown. It was like the writers/producers collectively did a “Haha, just kidding!” Between the constant stupid jokes in Xena (but, really, they’re just friends!), killing off Willow, and the initial speculation that 7 of 9 was meant to explore the spectrum of relationships… It just left a sour taste. (With a nod to today’s trek & what they’re doing with 7 these days…)
Imo, Amber was really done dirty by Joss & the writers. It’s of course, helpful to have her voice in this bc otherwise, it’d be so easy to go down that easily-paved road.
Ohh looking forward to that Lizzo performance & the new season of Grace & Frankie.
I really hope they renew ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ for one more season!
..and on that queer character in Luca, the article says “Apparently, they felt unable to make it clear without providing Giulia with a female love interest, and didn’t want to feature romance in the film.” – These are smart people and they could find no way to hint at it, So lame.
Even if the writers decided to bring back Che Diaz, I’m not sure Sara Ramirez would want to come back, I say, kill them off screen, another Peloton murder.
I know it’s uncool to love Gentleman Jack in these streets, but IDC. Suranne Jones (As Anne Lister) is the only straight woman I’m even remotely attracted to. I watch it just for HER.
Putting this here because it’s pop culture- the people at TVLine made a worst love triangles on television list and apparently they’re Shenny fans? To the point that they think CARMEN is the weak obstacle to the Shane/Jenny OTP? I can’t even.
Some people just wanna watch the world burn down.
PLEASE tell me Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe are gonna have a corporate-sponsored lesbian sports wedding like Dana Fairbanks and The Ton-Ton. Only they could make such a ridiculous idea work, I love them so much.
Socks is the celebrity i am here for.