I’m just yappin’. I expect to profile her on the site one day. I can’t really speak intelligently about her, since I’ve only seen about a half dozen of her movies. So, I’m just speaking from what I’ve seen.
Oddly, I like her. Under normal circumstances, I probably wouldn’t dig what she often does. Yet, there is something about her that’s endearing to me.
I still try to figure out why I like her.
Is she an attractive person and so all is forgiven? I’m sure the sociologists and the psychologists have shown that people who are perceived as attractive get better treatment by the world. Do I perceive her as attractive and so forgive her transgression?
The answer is no. At least not consciously. I mean, yes; she is attractive but this acknowledgement doesn't make her sassiness forgivable.
Then I asked if she does sass better than some others do sass. Is there a good way, a bad way, a better way or a worse way to do sass? Does she do it well –- better than others? Is that why I like her?
Could it be that in her sass I see my friends, acquaintances, cousins and co-workers -- pieces of me, even? Is it that her sass is not contrived or over the top -- but really is a part of her real life persona, and so, being a black woman, I see some kind of parallels between us?
I think this is a strong possibility.
Does her sass make me laugh, I asked?
Yes; very often it does.
I liked her in Ray (2004). Did that showing make all her sass forgivable?
Maybe it’s a combination of all of the above. Maybe it’s something else.
Though there are other sasstahgirls, I think my favorite sasstahgirl is Regina King. Yup. I think I want her to be my friend.
See the Sass article, y’all.