Well, hello and welcome back to another Pop Culture Fix, your bi-weekly round-up of queer pop culture news.


+ Natalie gave you a comprehensive rundown of Los Angeles’ NWSL expansion team yesterday in Also.Also.Also, but I would like to add the important pop culture information that Cameron Esposito and Glennon Doyle have solid team mascot ideas. (Also please enjoy Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman and Jessica Chastain — all members of the new ownership group — at a USWNT game in 2019.)

+ Chris Colfer wrote a tribute to Naya Rivera in Variety and it’s beautiful.

+ Heather Morris posted a tribute video of her dancing to Naya’s song Radio Silence on her Instagram.

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+ Legend of Korra is finally coming to Netflix in August! Bomb Girls is coming to Acorn TV!

+ Over at Bitch, Maggie Chirdo wrote about how Scooby-Doo’s Velma shaped lesbian culture.

+ Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (aka The One Where Mae Whitman plays Ramona’s half-ninja lesbian ex-girlfriend) turns ten years old this week and the cast came together to do a full table read of the script.

+ Austen Osworth is guesting on the Pop Tarot newsletter today with a brilliant piece about The Baby-Sitter’s Club members as knights of the minor arcana.

+ At the A.V. Club, Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya has assembled the definitive list of the ten queerest episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess.

+ Tomb Radier creator Jackson Lanzing told comics legend Gail Simone that they tried so hard to make Lara Croft canonically gay.

+ After the Scarlett Johansson backlash, Rub and Tug will now be a series with a trans character played by a trans actor and written by a trans writer. (Now, was that so hard?)

+ Pose creator Steven Canals is working on a new project for FX: “a limited series exploring the historic effort by a group of medical professionals to change the definition homosexuality from being classified as a mental illness.”

+ Melanie Scrofano says Wynonna Earp‘s gonna “come out swinging” in season four.

+ COVID-19 is happening on Grey’s Anatomy

+ Netflix cancels If Only after the Turkish government refused to grant them a filming license because the script had a gay character.

+ CBS All Access critical darling The Good Fight will begin airing some episodes on BET next week.

+ CBC renewed Burden of Truth for a fourth season.

+ Lena Waithe has written the latest version of a script for the musical drama Talent Show, which will star Cynthia Erivo, and which Natalie says allows her to move firmly back onto Team Love Is a Lie.

Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, 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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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