Last Week’s Episode: Happy Juneteenth!

Last Week's Episode

New to Juneteenth? Check out this free documentary series, Juneteenth Jubilee, which does annual looks at the history behind and current state of Juneteenth celebrations in Texas and beyond. If you’re more into narrative, check out Miss Juneteenth by director Channing Godfrey Peoples, starring the luminous Nicole Beharie.

Animation

Keke Palmer, Randall Park, and Aidy Bryant are joining Maya Rudolph and Nick Kroll in the upcoming Big Mouth spin-off, Human Resources, which focuses on the world of the hormone monsters and seems like an office comedy to boot. [Variety]

DC put the kibosh on a scene from the Harley Quinn animated series where Batman went down on Catwoman with the reasoning, “Heroes don’t do that,” prompting a tsumani of responses on Twitter, including Zack Snyder posting some NSFW fanart (most likely his own work?). [Variety]

WWAC, of course, begs to differ.

Movies

If you’re vaccinated and ready to head back to theatres, AMC is running a “Juneteenth showcase” this weekend in select theatre with a slate that includes Do the Right Thing, Moonlight, and Love & Basketball. All tickets are $5. [Deadline]

Zoë Kravitz will direct and star in thriller with Pussy Island, which she also co-wrote with E.T. Feigenbaum, a writer on the sadly cancled High Fidelity (which also starred Kravitz). Pussy Island will also feature Channing Tatum as a tech mogul Kravitz’ character is playing cat-and-mouse with.  [Deadline]

Check out an exclusive clip of Questlove’s upcoming documentary Summer of Soul, featuring Gladys Knight & the Pips. [Shadow & Act]

The Hollywood Reporter brought Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton), Chris Rock (Fargo), John Boyega (Small Axe, Star Wars), Johnathan Majors (Lovecraft County), Josh O’Connor (The Crown) together for an actor’s roundtable. An in-depth discussion covered race in Hollywood, behind the scenes details, and fancasting. Boyega mentioned he’d like to see or Majors as Superman. Paged scoffs off Bond rumors, and Boyega declared he’d like a historical role where they give him “a horse and a lovely maiden and all of that.” Please god. [THR]

Lin Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to respond to criticism about the lack of Afro-Latine representation in In the Heights. Many Afro-Latino critics lambasted the film for erasure of their community in Washington Heights, a long-standing problem in Hollywood that many actors, including Gina Torres, has spoken about. [Latino Rebels, CNN]

Stunt double Brett Beattie spoke to Polygon about his time as Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy in this excellent read. [Polygon]

Television

Titans season 3 has wrapped and promo shots have hit, giving us a first look at Vincent Kartheiser as Scarecrow and Savannah Welch as Barbara Gordon. She’s a wheelchair user in the show (Welch herself has an acquired limb difference) and I’m pretty hype to get this version of Oracle. [EW]

Jameela Jamil will be playing the formidable Titania for the up-coming She-Hulk show starring Tatiana Maslany. Since Battleworld has yet to come to the MCU, we’ll have to wait and see what makes her She-Hulk’s nemesis. [LA Times]

Jade, of Green Lantern fame, is coming to StarGirl season two, played by Ysa Penarejo (Red Ruby). [EW]

Anthony Mackie wanted to include a “make America great again” riff in his last speech as Falcon as a critique of Donald Trump in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but was shot down.  [Decider]

For Variety’s Award Circuit podcast, Mackie also came up with a now much-discoursed answer when asked about the potential romance some fans see for Sam and Bucky, saying in part, “the idea of two guys being friends and loving each other in 2021 is a problem because of the exploitation of homosexuality,” though he did add that homosexuality was “pure and beautiful.” I don’t think he ships it. Personally this is just more evidence fan shipping questions are never satisfying for anyone — the shippers, the readers, the actor, or the magazine article.  [Variety]

Kat Overland

Kat Overland

Small press editor Kat Overland is a displaced Texan now living in Washington, DC, where she is perpetually behind on reading her pull list. She's a millennial, Latina, exhausted, and can often be spotted casually cosplaying America Chavez and complaining.
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