In episode 20 of Black Girl Squee, Inda Lauryn and Didi Jenning talk about queer Black women in Chicago’s Black Liberation Movement and Bibi Bourelly’s new inclusive music video during Squeeworthy News. Then we recap the first two episodes of WGN’s Underground. A lot of misguided folks Catch the Fade from us before we launch into one of our thirstiest DWIDP’s yet!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention our Squee Queens in an episode titled, “Black Girls Deserve Better”. Here are this week’s awardees:
First up is the supremely talented and lovely, Adina Porter, who plays Pearly Mae on Underground. Ms. Porter once performed her stage adaptation of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye in front of the author and her son!
Next is Porter’s castmate, Amirah Vann, who plays the formidable Ms. Ernestine on Underground. What Ms. Vann loves most about the series is its characterization.
“It’s so well-written, and my character in particular, the female characters actually in general, are just so well [written] — you get the full human being. They really kind of excavate all the different parts of our personality and of humanity too, being able to investigate my sexuality, my strength, my vulnerability.”
Finally, there is my wife in my head, Ms. Nicole Beharie. Ms. Beharie is a graduate of Julliard and studied in England on a Shakespeare scholarship. Maybe that’s where she developed her awesome chemistry with British dudes! Beharie was last seen as Agent Abbie Mills on the abominably written Sleepy Hollow, but now she is free to work on high-quality projects. Hear that Shonda, Ava, Oprah?
And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for, the unveiling of episode 20’s #DWIDP. This week it’s none other than Underground‘s leading man, Aldis Hodge!
Before playing Noah on Underground, you may have seen Mr. Hodge as MC Ren in the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Before that, he played Alec Hardison, the snarky hacker on TNT’s Leverage and guest starred on episodes of Friday Night Lights, Supernatural, The Walking Dead.
Besides Hodge’s swoonworthy looks, his artistic leanings make Inda and I squee. Hodge studies at The Art Center College of Design in California. He plays the violin and designs watches in his spare time. He also paints! *cue Didi fainting*
Finally, here’s the booty that made two new fans out of us!
Gifs found here – http://runwithmerosalee.tumblr.com/post/141673098430/nkdndfms-aldis-hodge
Alright y’all, I had so many dirty thoughts while compiling this Visual Guide that I need to purify myself in Lake Minnetonka. Until next time, bye!
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