Exclusive: Viola Davis Reveals Details on Her Upcoming Role as Harriet Tubman

Viola Davis is not stopping at Suicide Squad — her next major role is set to be one for the history books. She is starring as abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman in an upcoming film about her life. Speaking exclusively with BET.com on what to expect from the movie, Davis revealed that this is not your average life story.

“I just read this latest draft, which is fantasticm,” she said. “This takes place after her career in terms of taking slaves to freedom. This is her older years. This is when she fights in the Combahee River Raid which she was instrumantal [in]. The only woman who has ever led a military raid, and that’s where we kind of meet her.”

She continues, saying viewers will see a side of Tubman that was crutial to her formation as a Civil Rights leader and humanitarian.

“We meet her when she’s redefining herself, and it’s like I told Kirk Ellis, I don’t want you to write the hero. I want you to write Harriet. I think in writing Harriet, people will discover the hero because she would probably be classified as someone who looked ordinary who let an extraordinary life. I think that’s her power.”

Source: BET

anonymous asked:

you have any hcs about what jack and mark do when they go to conventions together?


-when they first see each other in person after what seems like forever, its a huge mess of man tears and giggles and kisses and hugs in the airport, which usually results in a quick trip to the hotel and a long make out session

-during the conventions, they’ll flirt with each other when they think no one’s looking, and exchange ass-grabs and whatnot. 

-jack’s the type of boyfriend to “accidentally” drop something on the ground, and bend over so mark can get a clear view of his butt.

-as much as mark enjoys conventions, jack’s constant teasing makes him super annoyed, bc he wants to just get back to the hotel and fuck the shit outta him

-mark also gets jealous easily during conventions, not of the fans, but of other youtubers that talk to him, and he likes to hover around his boyfriend when they go to after-parties, just to make sure everyone knows he’s taken. 

-jack and mark like to sneak off into a corner to make out during after parties, the thrill of waiting for someone to catch them is fun. felix is usually the first one to find them, and he’ll just roll his eyes and tell them to get a fucking room

-they like to tease each other under the table during panels when no one can see their legs. [i did write a fic about that here: http://starboymark.tumblr.com/tagged/fics/page/3 [you’ll have to scroll, its the second fic down sorry haha gotta fix my theme]

A quote from Helios Roussos (from the one-man music experiment Magnetic Suns) regarding his 2013 song Nighttime Freestyle

“Tom (artist Tobacco from Black Moth Super Rainbow) sent me a sketch of a new song of his, not to put vocals on, only to listen and enjoy, but I became inspired whilst driving, hit record on my phone and did a really lo-fi & improvised vocal sketch over it. This was the second time I had heard the song. I sent it to Tommy and he just loved it. It didn’t make it on any records, but he has since sent me a remix of what I sent, and we’ve worked on a few things together.” - The Deli Magazine, 2015.


For those of you who don’t know, this guy “Helios Roussos” has been putting music out for 15+ years under dozens of monikers, and has worked with people from Pearl Jam to Jandek . He’s a super out-there, unique, raw, and intriguing guy. His stuff is pretty hard to find, and some of it borders on being “too far out there”, but I think that whole soundcloud is him & it’s worth a listen.

Moonlight and the Desire to See Men Kiss Onscreen
What the film gives us (and doesn't) in its ending.

“In the movies, so much is sealed with a kiss… If you’re a frequent filmgoer, you’re conditioned to want that kiss. To expect it, even. But if you’re a gay man hoping to see two male characters express that sort of intimacy in a high-profile film, you know better than to get your hopes up…

Movies aren’t usually afraid to address teenage sexuality — the loss-of-virginity scene is a teen-movie staple — but they still tend to shy away from depicting the first stages of same-sex exploration among young people. Here, Moonlight doesn’t flinch… While [teenage Chiron and Kevin] intertwined in that fashion is a powerful image, I appreciated that Moonlight also showed the two boys making out, a cinematic image gay teenagers are often deprived of. Had I watched this movie growing up, that kind of same-sex kiss would have meant everything to me.”


Hartsop Valley. by Alan
Via Flickr:
Never quite sure what to call this area. I know further along it’s Patterdale but not quite sure if the name applies here.. Brothers Water with a bit of a shine, taken from Brock Crags. :-)

Groundbreaking Female Comic Book Store Owner Now Appears on a Marvel Cover

Ariell Johnson has been collecting comic books for more than a decade, but she’ll soon add a very personal one to her collection.

The 33-year-old founder and president of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. in Philadelphia will appear on a variant cover of “Invincible Iron Man #1.”

The first image of the book, which goes on sale next month and features Johnson having a meal with new Marvel superhero RiRi Williams, is below.

Johnson said she owes the collaboration to her colleague Randy Green, whom she said spearheaded the project and conceptualized the cover.

“When the email went out about potential variants for stores, he was really excited and took it upon himself to work out the [details]. It was really his hard work,” she told ABC News. “I knew what it was supposed to look like, but having the actual art in front of you is so much different. It’s really exciting.”

Not that she hasn’t earned it. Johnson opened Amalgym last December, becoming the first black, female comic book store owner on the East Coast. However, her obsession of all things geek really began around age 10 or 11, when she discovered “X-Men” character Storm. Johnson credits the character, one of the first black, female superheroes, with being “the bridge that got me into this world.”

“To think I made it a decade-plus and I had never seen a black, woman superhero is crazy because little white boys have so many [with whom they identify]: ‘I want to be Iron Man!’ 'I want to be Batman!’ 'I want to be Superman.’ 'I want to be Han Solo!’ When you are a person of color, you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel to find someone you can identify with. I always felt like I was watching other people’s adventures,” she explained. “Being introduced to Storm was a pivotal moment for me because had I not come across her, I might have grown out of my love for [comics].”

After graduating from cartoons to comics in high school, Johnson began buying her own books in college. Her Friday routine was comforting: She’d go to the comic book store to get her weekly stash, and then take the books across the street to her favorite coffee shop, where she’d read them over a hot chocolate and piece of cake. When the coffee shop was forced to close some 10 years ago, Johnson decided it was up to her to create a space that gave her the same feeling of warmth.

“The goal is to be an inclusive geek space,” she said. “So it’s not just comics; it’s gaming, it’s sci-fi, it’s horror, whatever you geek about, we want to make room for you!”

She’s also proven to be a role model for girls and women. Johnson, who points to Marvel’s diverse cast of characters and story lines as proof that the industry is evolving in a positive way, said that she’s worked hard to make sure that everybody feels welcome at Amalgam.

“I had a girl tell me I had an excellent book selection and she was 7 or 8. I don’t know how welcome she might feel in some other spaces,” she said. “Women exist in this space! We’ve always been reading comic books, we just may not have been as open about it. I definitely get very positive feedback from not just little girls, but grown women too.”

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