YES SIT HIM DOWN
Dana Scully + eyebrows thing.
(season 6 bloopers)
she’s so hot wtf
gillian anderson is ruining my life pt. 3325
These people entrust you with their fortune and you cannot entrust them with a simple inkwell?
Okay, I really need to talk about this. This moment actually made me tear up a little and gave me goosebumps. Maybe this is close to the surface for me because of all of the bullshit I’ve seen the past few months over in Teen Wolf fandom directed at Braeden and her portrayer, Meagan Tandy, where segments of that fandom stay dishing out misogynoir in the form of racist miscroaggressive text posts and ‘meta’, constantly downplaying Braeden’s relevance, importance to the main character with whom she’s involved, her feelings and her very humanity. So for me to see someone say to a dark-skinned Black woman on American network television something like “You remind me that I am human”, to see someone acknowledge a Black woman as a beacon and example of humanity … I can’t begin to tell you how that went through me. Abbie is already in a position rarely afforded to women of color and especially Black women - one of the leads and POV characters on a major American network show - but this is something that almost never happens in American TV/film. Not only a person of color, but a woman of color being held up as an example of what it means to be a person - what it means to be autonomous and complicated and striving and hopeful and tempted and righteous, etc.
Part of the reason there’s such pushback in media fandom - whether the media is TV, film, comics or even theater - to roles that have traditionally gone to White actors being given to actors of color, or actors of color getting cast in major roles in an adaptation, is because we are all of us culturally conditioned to accept Whiteness as the Default. White is Objective. Whiteness is the Universal Signifier. This is a big part of the reason why many of the Everyman characters in a literature are cisgender, straight-presenting White dudes - because as a society we’re taught to view Whiteness as the prism through which humanity itself should be viewed. So this moment right here between Abbie and Andy - Andy, who sold his soul to a demon and is now trying to atone for that massive sin - this moment is really fucking important. Especially to viewers like me, who see ourselves in Abby, both figuratively because of her spirit and literally because “Hey! She looks like me!” This moment was amazing to me.