I think this phrase lends itself to being interpreted for puzzle purposes. I'm also aware, via The Morning Show, that some people may find the phrase offensive or that it is being appropriated. I obviously am not meaning offense I just am using wordplay.
I like 20-across. I think I first saw him in a Black Mirror episode although he wasn't the star he is now. I like sports so am obviously familiar with 34-across, although he probably transcends sport. 40-across is a name I vaguely recognize but don't know her work. Someone can fill me in if there is something of hers I should check out.