1. In ladies-are-funny news, Mindy Kaling’s new show, The Mindy Project (which we will be reviewing on Monday), is poised to be this year’s critical darling. But that doesn’t mean it’s without its problems. In These Times looks at how The Mindy Project could be a step backward for women in comedy.
2. In GIF-not-JIF news, Feministing knows just when I need a nice break, so they’ve given us a gift: the Romney campaign’s implosion last week, as described in GIFs. No matter which side you’re on, it’s still accurate. You’re welcome.
3. In downer news, The Daily Beast reports that Detroit prosecutor Kym Worthy has made amazing progress on her quest to investigate the 11,000 police rape kits that she found in a warehouse. They had never been investigated or processed, but in just the first fragment of the kits, Worthy has identified 21 serial rapists, and counting. Depressing, but needs to be done. Now just worry about all the cities where the rape kit backlog is in the thousands, and there isn’t a Kym Worthy making noise.
4. In be-my-friend news, Lucy Liu continues to be terrifyingly awesome. NPR interviews her about her latest role, playing the first female Watson in Elementary. She is fabulous, and very clever. Bow, mortals.
5. In be-my-friend-also, it’s clearly a week for awesome ladies being awesome! Alex Kingston (of River Song fame) talks to The Daily Beast about her roles on Doctor Who and Upstairs Downstairs. Also about what it’s like playing a turn of the century lesbian.
6. And finally, in it’s-Saturday-I’m-tired news, have a video of Taylor Swift being generally adorable, and also reminding us that there’s no shame in dumping someone who doesn’t treat you right.
That’s it for this week, catch us Monday for more reviews and craziness! Crossover Appeal airs on Sunday at 6pm PDT – check out our new Crossover Appeal tab for more!