Netflix Is Canceling ‘Everything Sucks!’ And Now Everything Really Does Suck

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The series only lasted one season

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

Bad news for fans of Everything Sucks!—the new Netflix original series that premiered back in February has just been canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The decision to end the series, which many have described as the '90s version of Freaks and Geeks, is especially disappointing given how important it has become to fans in terms of positive queer representation for teens.

Everything Sucks! takes us back to 1996 and follows the trials and tribulations of the AV and drama clubs at a high school in Boring, Oregon, as they attempt to work together to make a film, directed by freshman Luke O'Neill. As it all unfolds, the show delves deeper into the personal lives of several of the main characters, including the principal's daughter, sophomore Kate Messner, who realizes she's a lesbian. Luke, who has a crush on her from the first episode, asks Kate out—but when she comes out to him, the two decide to keep dating...just, in a fake relationship to help hide her sexuality. 

By the end of the season (and, unfortunately, the series, as it turns out) Kate winds up starting a new relationship with her crush, Emaline, a junior in the drama club. The first time they hold hands, the first time they kiss—basically every moment they have together—is so sweet and pure, it's truly a shame we won't be able to see their relationship blossom any further. Plus, the final episode ended on a cliffhanger, so now we're left with so many questions we'll likely never know the answers to. 

"The entire show defies stereotypes," Peyton Kennedy, who plays Kate on the show, told BuzzFeed News last month. "There’s so little representation in regular mainstream media that it’s incredible to be able to convey so much in one show."

Executive Producer Jeff Pinkner weighed in on the show's cancellation, saying:

We're super proud of the show we made — and very proud that it found an audience of very passionate fans, for many of whom it became an important personal touchstone: either reflecting their current life, or an echo of their own teenage years. We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity, but are very disheartened we won't be continuing to tell these stories.

The show's official Twitter account left us with a particularly emotional farewell tweet from Boring High, with a gif message that says "banana slug"—a reference to Luke and Kate's code word meant to preserve their friendship, just in case Luke fell in love with Kate during the course of their faux relationship. "If I find myself falling in love with you, I'll yell 'banana slug,' and you can head for the hills," Luke says in the fifth episode. 

Banana slug, indeed. 

Anyway, if you need me, I'll be holed up in my apartment crying and rewatching the one season of Everything Sucks! that we do have (and if you haven't watched the show yet, I highly recommend you do the same.)

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.