Some people who’ve experienced immense loss develop a defense to more loss. It’s an instinct to push people away before they leave us.
—  How To Get Away With Murder

In Honor of Pride Month, Here are Some Iconic LGBTQ+ Characters of Color of My Time (Set 1)

Because Representation Maters!


I didn’t want to be the Vogue woman. I didn’t want to be the woman who came in with the sexualized. Every time you see that sexual, mysterious, kind of cold woman, she always looks like she jumps out of bed with that blow-dried hair and that dewy skin and, you know, those Double-Zero clothes. I did not want to be that woman because I don’t know that woman. And I’ve been watching that woman in movies for several years. And I felt like this was my chance to woman up. I want to present women as they really are. It’s not always about being pretty. But it is about uncovering and feeling comfortable with the way we are and the way we look when we’re in private. You know, as soon as you walk through the door, what do you do? You take off your bra, you let your titties sag, you let your hair come off. I don’t have any eyebrows. I let my eyebrows be exactly what they are. And it’s me. And I wanted that scene to be somewhere in the narrative of Annalise. That who she is in her public life and who she was in her private life were absolutely, completely diametrically opposed to one another. Because that’s who we are as people. We wear the mask that grins and lies.

 Viola Davis for The Wrap on the iconic Wig Scene.