“I’m not sure how to do this. I’m not a psychic. And apparently I’m not much of a banshee either. But I’m trying to help my friends. I don’t know if you can hear me. Or, uh, what I’m supposed to ask you. But if I have this thing, it’s got to work some of the time. It’s gotta help someone.”
lydia martin is not weak nor is she useless just because she cried over the fact that the boy she’s in love with is lost to her.
lydia martin is a strong female character who is allowed to express her emotions and it’s important that she does so - it’s healthy to, it’s normal and we get to see her perspective, her real feelings.
lydia martin and female characters in general should not have to be subjected to this internalised misogyny in which they are immediately labelled as weak simply because they are expressing how they feel.
“It’s a nod to Trayvon, no question, Trayvon Martin and people like him. People like Jordan Davis, a kid who was shot because of the perception that he was a danger. When you’re a black man in a hoodie, all of a sudden you’re a criminal. That’s something we shouldn’t have to deal with, but we do. It’s a double standard. We can’t cover our head when it’s cold and raining because God forbid someone sees us and puts our life in danger. We wanted to pay homage to that—it’s not something we were shying away from.” ~ Colter
Luke Cage was filmed in 2014, at the same time Eric Garner was killed, and Colter spoke about the lack of justice that was served.
“When we were filming this, there were different things going on, Eric Garner, the policemen were acquitted. No one was brought to justice. There was no handing out of any sentence. There are a couple of other things that happened during the time we were filming. We were watching the news, and it was always someone being shot who was unarmed, and there is no justification for it. It’s mind-boggling.”
Holy shit Netflix originals. Jessica Jones approaches mental illness and rape culture. Luke cage going for black lives matter. This is awesome.