👸🏿 Oprah 👸🏿 is Speaking and Guess What?
Hey, girl. This post is going to be all Hollywood and Feminist AF.
I planned to post about another step in the brainstorming process. But then Oprah happened.
DID YOU SEE—HEAR!!—THAT SPEECH?!?!
This speech should be required memorization in grade school from this day forward. Period. Because #TIMESUP.
#TIMESUP AND WE’RE READY
Hollywood women united together and wore all black as a call to action against workplace sexual harassment and violence. It’s a call to action across industries, not just entertainment.
THESE WOMEN SHOWED UP SOMETHING FIERCE SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
They took each other as dates and many brought women activists from across the globe to amplify their causes. Their message was united: this isn’t the beginning or the end, but a critical moment; we’re wearing black as a symbol of unity, we celebrate each other and our accomplishments; and TIME’S THE FUCK UP.
I couldn’t have been prouder. It was thrilling to hear the question “why are you wearing black tonight” followed by a devotion of support for women across industries vs “who are you wearing” and being reduced to a clothes hanger.
HERE ARE A FEW OF MY OTHER FAVORITE FEMINIST AF MOMENTS
BEST CLAP BACK MOMENT
Natalie Portman kept it 💯 and called out the fact every nominee in the Best Director category was a dude. And, right next to co-presenter Ron Howard.
Then, the camera cut to Guillermo del Toro and the fucker shrugged, basically gesturing, “oh, well, whatdaya gonna do?” 🤷 If I were Natalie, I would’ve lept into that audience and gone all V for Vendetta on him.
BEST I DON'T GIVE A FUCK MOMENT
Frances McDormand’s entire speech. She’s got fucking ovaries.
BEST WTF MOMENT
Barbra Streisand’s moment when she realized what the announcer had said as she entered from upstage. She is the only woman to have ever won a Golden Globe Award for Best Director in its 75-year history. She won for Yentl in 19-fucking-84.
I WAS 17 MONTHS OLD WHEN SHE WON. Are you shooting fire through your nose yet? I am.
I’m with her on this one. “FOLKS! TIME’S UP.”
MRS. MAISEL SAID WHAT'S IN MY HEART
As Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Best Actress Winner) said,
“There are so many women's stories out there that still need and deserve to be told. So as we enter into this new year, please, let's continue to hold each other accountable and invest in and champion and make these stories.”
That includes yours.
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PS: BEST DUDE MOMENTS
Because we’ve got to celebrate black and brown men being awesome.
Sterling K. Brown’s crushing it on This is Us and being recognized for it.
Even better, this:
“You wrote a role for a black man. That could only be played by a black man. And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I am being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am. And that makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me, or dismiss anybody who looks like me.”
UPDATED 1/15/2018: In light of the news, FUCK. Aziz. Seriously? It's always a NO unless you get a resounding, enthusiastic VOCALIZED yes.
Aziz Ansari’s was completely caught off guard when he won Best Actor for ***HIS*** show Master of None. That’s how “unlikely” he felt that he—as an Indian American (and maybe South Carolinian to win? Fact check that one.)—would be celebrated as an actor. Also, in that wonderfully Aziz light-hearted way, he thanked Italy and its food’s role in season 2. I’m here for that as well as his deserved win!
Treat yo' self, Aziz!