Most of my thoughts in the order that I thought them while watching the second season of She’s Gotta Have It S2 E4: #NationTime on a cloudy, rainy Sunday afternoon in Southern California during Memorial Day Weekend while sitting on my pink, velvet couch.
For the slow folk: SPOILER ALERT!!!!!
I’ve never been to Martha’s Vineyard. Not sure why. I’ve always wanted to go. They have a Black film festival every year. Somehow I never realized it’s like an artist colony.
Nola’s father having both ears passed amuses me.
Who is the thick, brown friend? Where did she come from? Have we met her before? Last season? I’m not going back to watch S1.
These little, all-glass artist-creative pods are adorable.. Are they real? How can I create in one of these?
Nola’s dress is life. It is everything in life. I need that dress. And that unicorn hair. This look is life.
Sorry. Back to the pods. And this retreat. Is this a real thing? They do they accept writers? I need a writer retreat.
African Bae aka Olu … got damn. British Nigerian? British Ghanaian? This energy between him and Nola is palpable. Whew.
Interesting benefactor. The white guy. This is awkward AF. Cause that’s. the due that was defacing Nola’s art last season. And not just any art, her “my name is….” campaign.
I wanna say it’s very Harlem Renaissance, but I don’t think white folks as the patrons of black art started or ended there.
I don’t know what’s different about DeWanda here, but she has never looked more beautiful than in the MV episode.
I love this history of Oak Bluffs. I also love Spike for this. I sat down to watch a show about a woman juggling a bunch of men and a woman. I’m getting history lessons of historical black enclaves.
This cinematography is life giving. I need to go get some braids and find this beach and watch this sunset. I need to have this moment in life.
I have to go find all these artists. This is brilliant, introducing (for some) or highlighting the work of these artists that folks may have never heard of. The only one I know is Amy Sheridan, because she won a prestigious award at the Smithsonian and then a couple years later, she did Michelle Obama’s official portrait for the National Portrait Gallery.
Does anyone know Re.Mark.Able ‘s IG or social media? I’m assuming he is a real artist? (He is. Re.Mark.Able is not his real name.)
Wait. What? There are TONS of black images in the National Portrait Gallery. I used to tell folks who would visit DC and couldn’t get tickets to the Blacksonian to go to the National Portrait Gallery. As far as museums not dedicated to blackness go, it is hella black.
Yea. I need one of these pods. I’m obsessed with them now.
Olu painting in the buff is sexy AF. My God that is a finely formed man. Nola’s face is my face. Watching him work with his hands, even tho he’s working with shit, is, whew! I didn’t see the potential for all those muscles when he had his clothes on. WHO KNEW?
Nola sitting there listening to folks fuck and enjoying it is hilarious to me. That was Re.Mark.Able coming out of the room; who was he pleasuring in it? #QTNA.
Why is Nola selling her work so hard? What’s going on with her? Why is she suddenly so insecure? What I miss?
Carrie Mae Weems is so awesome. I did a short photo series inspired by her work. My second most popular IG post ever used one of those inspired pictures.
I wasn’t moved by Olu at first glance. But I am currently moved.
Ugh. Nola and Olu walking on the beach is so beautiful. The cinematography is amazing. It reminds me of Angela Basset in Stella. Maybe it’s the braids. And you know, the brown.
Nola and this dinner speech? Chile. This girl got so many principles that keep her broke. Like, I respect the GP. I get the righteousness, Sis. But like the bills, Sis. The bills! Cash the check before you make your big statement. I can’t even be mad at Dean for “re-purposing” the money. You can’t call someone not shit and still expect them to give you the bag. *Sigh*
NEXT EPISODE: Season 2, Episode 5