black royalty

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“You know that feeling when you see someone getting off a bus and their body language as they disembark… you can feel everything about that experience. I think we carry so much and communicate so much through our bodies. And there’s a really kind of guttural connection to that, as simple as seeing someone smile and wanting to smile. We share so much through small gestures that we make everyday and, for me, cinema is a language to express that because it can put you in the point of view of another body like no other medium. There’s traditional dance on film but I’m also interested in this other space, which is focused on just how we communicate, and how to express that through such a vibrant and living art form.”

Read: Tribeca alumnus Anna Rose Holmer talks to Matthew Eng about her gorgeous and psychologically-astute feature directorial debut, The Fits, now back at Metrograph for a limited time only!

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Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau, as featured in American Horror Story: Coven 
coming December 2016 From Integrity Toys!

[IT announced these dolls like two years ago–just as AHS: Coven was wrapping up. Retailers are finally taking pre-orders on the 6 dolls in the series. The dolls all have new face sculpts modeled after the actors who played each character, which helps explain the long delay in release! The edition sizes range from 600 to 900, depending on the character. I’m (more than) a little mad that Angela Bassett’s doll is the smallest edition size–even the Evan Peters doll has a bigger edition size than hers!?–but believe this means I’m gonna get my pre-order reserved ASAP-tually! –MOD]

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Melanin Queens & Kings . We are Warriors.

…. It is my Great Honor & Pleasure to Introduce:
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“Everyday Warriors” featuring @AGBIGala’s 2016 Ambassadors|
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Event Date: August 19th, 2016
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Imagine that you adopt a cat from the shelter. It’s black, green-eyed, and although he acts like a royalty, he is also very mischievous and playful. Having grown up with a Norwegian origin grandmother, you name the cat after the trickster God Loki. And a trickster he is, indeed.  


At nights, when you’re asleep, Loki changes into his human form, eats the food from your fridge, lounges on the couch, and watches you sleep. He finds you strangely attractive, considering the fact that all Midgardians were supposed to be awful. 


He can’t resist the urge wanting to be close to you as he continues pretending to be a cat, and at nights he not only watches you but he lays next to you in the bed as you sleep. Gradually he starts touching you in your sleep, brushing his fingers over your cheek or putting a strand of hair behind your ear. As time goes by, his touches become bolder, he is by no means inappropriate, though.
One night after a tiring day Loki accidentally falls asleep next to you and you wake up in a stranger’s arms, cuddled up against his chest. You are trying to get out of his grip to get a weapon or something before he wakes up, but he only tightens his grip around you and murmurs in his sleep: “Don’t go yet, love.”