but JLaw falling doesn’t strike me as ‘quirky’ or 'adorable’ at all
it strikes me as careless and insolent and here’s why
performing femininity is sooooo imperative for WOC in order to garner respect and even sometimes your very life
i got the Talk from my mum about how to walk like a lady since i was 6
she herself performed femininity rigorously
because it’s one of the few ways Black and Brown women can grasp a smidgen, a tiny flicker, of (if not respect) at least tolerance
y'all think Lupita can afford to not care about how she comports herself? u think she can afford to make immature jokes about food and carry herself like a bull in a china shop? y'all think Gina Torres, Gabourey Sidibe, Salma Hayek, Lucy Liu could get away with that shit?
jlaw knows plenty well how to carry herself with etiquette and grace she just doesn’t care
'quirkiness’ is all fun and games when you have the privilege to trip all over yourself and still be considered a desirable, accomplished woman.
meanwhile ima stay unimpressed until the day my Brown and Black girls can afford the same careless freedom that jlaw and her stans take for granted
Ellen DeGeneres was to the side of the stage making tripping motions, since Jennifer has a history of falling in the spotlight.Jared Leto apparently saw Ellen from the audience and was laughing himself, prompting Jennifer to address him by saying “Why are you laughing? Is this funny?” before she continued on with her presenting duties.
I don’t know if this is why everything has worked so well and I’m not sure I’d recommend this kind of thinking to anyone else, but I’ve always known I’d be successful in acting. I have certainly worked for it.
I never think it’s right to chew gum in front of other people, but a lot of times I’ll come in for a meeting chewing gum and I’ll forget I’m chewing it. Then you don’t want to swallow it because it stays in your system for seven years or something, so I’ve asked to throw it away. I’ve started to wonder if that’s why I didn’t get certain movies.
“I don’t know if this is why everything has worked so well and I’m not sure I’d recommend this kind of thinking to anyone else, but I’ve always known I’d be successful in acting. I have certainly worked for it.”