Pop Culture Fix: Kate McKinnon Commits Hilarious Murder In Her New Gal Pal Comedy

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LOL Murder

Here is a new movie called Rough Night that feels sort of like Bridesmaids meets Weekend at Bernie’s. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz, and your girlfriend Kate McKinnon, and was written by Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs, the team behind Broad City. The plot of this movie is hilarious murder. (Spoiler alert: There’s a little bit of vomit in the trailer, if that makes you gag like it makes me gag. Is it SO HARD to have a comedy without gross body stuff? IS IT?!)

What accent is Kate McKinnon even doing? At first it sounds like rural Georgia (don’t @ me; that’s my accent) and then it sounds vaguely eastern European and then it sounds like her regular voice. Either way: Call Emily Fields, girl!


Happy Birthday, Buffy!

Tomorrow is Buffy’s 20th birthday. Obviously we have a roundtable in the works on this momentous occasion, but also there’s some really great writing out in the wide internet that you might like to see. For example:

+ The Enduring Legacy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 20 Years Later

+ A slayer’s legacy: 10 pop cultural follow-ups to Buffy

+ ‘Buffy’ at 20: 13 Key Players on How It Changed TV and Why There Shouldn’t be a Revival

+ Buffy The Vampire Slayer Turns 20: Joss Whedon Looks Back

+ Everything ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ has given me in the past 20 years

And of course my scientific Twitter poll.


Teevee

+ The cast of Transparent, including Trace Lysette and Alexandra Billings, teamed up to film a PSA supporting the ACLU and Gavin Grimm.

+ Speaking of Jill Soloway, she’s creating a new show for Amazon about an all-women’s rodeo in Texas. It’s set during World War II when all the cowboys go off to war and the cowgirls are left behind to build the bombs and entertain the masses. So like A League of Their Own but with horses, and probably more overt lesbianism.

+ I definitely did not realize E!’s Cruel Intentions reboot aired on Saturday night, probably because I didn’t get any press releases, probably because THEY CUT THE LESBIAN KISS!

+ Laverne Cox’s new show, Doubt, was unceremoniously cancelled by CBS after only two episodes, but she’s already got another gig lined up. She’s starring in Elizabeth Banks’ new ABC pilot, The Trustee.

+ The Fosters‘ fifth season, which is rumored to be a return to season one form, will land on Freeform on July 11.


Movies

+ Vulture will have you know that Kristen Stewart has always been a great actress. (Okay, she didn’t just blossom while filming Totino.)

+ That Canadian lesbian movie Below Her Mouth is coming to the U.S. on April 28th via select theaters and VOD. (Fun fact: This movie was made with an all-woman cast and crew!)


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