It has been a minute since we’ve seen her, but Tig Notaro showed up over the weekend for the Stand Up To Cancer biennial telecast. In case you forgot, let this be your reminder that Tig Notaro is hot. Also present for the telecast were Danai Gurira, Elizabeth Banks, Katie Couric, Don Cheadle, Eric Stonestreet, Ken Jeong, Tony Hale, Jimmy Smits, and Maria Menounos. A good crowd for a good cause.


I bring up Tig, specifically, though, because seeing these photos of her reminded me of some movies we haven’t seen yet. One is Am I OK?, which premiered at Sundance last year and was picked up by Warner Bros. Discovery on behalf of HBO Max (now just Max, in the second-dumbest corporate rebranding of the year). Am I OK? is co-directed by Tig and her wife, Stephanie Allyne, and stars Dakota Johnson and Sonoya Mizuno. It received generally positive reviews at Sundance, yet it remains undated, with no release in sight.


(It’s not the only movie Warner Bros. Discovery is squatting on. Gary Dauberman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, starring Lewis Pullman, is also in limbo as it has been hit by unspecified post-production delays, which might be down to the overworked VFX pipeline, a need for reshoots/recutting—reshoots were limited to a handful of days in early 2022, so this doesn’t seem likely, but is A rumor—or a euphemism for “we don’t know what to do with this”. 

A Stephen King adaptation seems like a no-brainer, but Salem’s Lot has been hop-scotching on the release calendar since fall of 2022, and currently has no date. I wonder if that will change after October, when Lessons In Chemistry premieres. Lewis Pullman stars the male lead, playing the husband of Brie Larson’s character, a 1960s scientist. We’ll talk more about it later, but to quote the always correct Meghan O’Keefe, The Top Gun guys are lucky Bob never took his shirt off. Lewis Pullman is HOT and everyone is about to notice.)


At least Am I OK? exists, and someday we might even get to watch it. First Ladies, the Will Ferrell-produced comedy that was set to star Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro as the first female president and her wife, respectively, has never materialized at all. That’s a bummer, I like the premise and the idea of Hot Tig starring as POTUS’s hot, laid-back wife is appealing. It’s good to see Tig Notaro in any context, but I wish some of these movies would be released and/or get made so we can enjoy her doing what she does best: telling jokes in a disarmingly slow drawl and looking hot while doing it. I guess it’s time to watch One Mississippi again.