Well hi there, friend! Here is your Wednesday Pop Culture Fix, before a (hopefully) long weekend!
“The project will follow along the same lines as the Gus Van Sant-directed film, in which Connery plays an eccentric author who finds himself the mentor of a young Black teen, Jamal, played by Rob Brown. But, one of the big differences between the film and the TV show will be that Connery’s character will be retconned into a ‘reclusive lesbian author whose career was ruined by a public scandal.’ Also, both characters will be Black.“
+ As Carmen noted in Also.Also.Also yesterday — along with a brief marriage proposal — Chika, Brandi Carlile, and Phoebe Bridgers Bisexual are all nominated for Grammys. Also? Rachel Maddow!
+ Amber Riley’s big year — finally! — continues: She’s got a new musical comedy called Dream in the works at ABC.
+ The Transgender Film Center is offering grants to trans filmmakers. I, for one, am excited to see what Drew does with her money. 🙂
+ Wowowow! Here’s a movie you haven’t heard about in a long time: The funny, stylish Jennifer’s Body was an unjust victim of Diablo Cody backlash.
+ Javicia Leslia yelling “fuck yeah!” while doing stunts for Batwoman is everything I wanted to see today.