Most of my thoughts in the order that I thought them while watching the second season of She’s Gotta Have It S2 E5: Episode 5 #SuperCaliFragi on a sunny Tuesday morning in Southern California while sitting —again-- on my pink, velvet couch. (I’m procrastinating on going to the gym.)
For the slow folk: SPOILER ALERT!!!!!
Aww! It’s the Prince Party in BK. I didn’t know it was like this. I would have gone. I went to the Michael Jackson party that Spike Lee did a few years ago. It wasn’t this. That was dope too tho. Spike Lee knows how to remember you ass and celebrate your legacy. I miss a good block party.
Olu isn’t showing up for Nola at the parade. Hmmm.
LOL at the white chick asking about if Olu has a brother and being SWIFTLY shut down.
Nola added a purple braid for the occasion. Ha!
Ah! Mars and these nutcrackers. It’s like the DC equivalent of a Bone Crusher. I miss NYC
Mars yelling, “We getting lit out this bitch” is how I know we would be good friends. Wait! Are you supposed to down a nutcracker to the head? Nothing about that sounds like a good idea.
Rockeletta Moss trying to get folks to come sign a. petition at a party was just bad marketing. I feel like they’re trying to force a storyline/scenes with her just because they know the audience likes her a lot.
Nola’s Mom is rehearsing the play. And can’t remember her lines. It happens. George C. Wolfe is so over this sh--. LOL.
Does Cheryl have a fatty? Winny is going on and on about it and yet I’ve never noticed. She’s a lovely looking woman. I don’t want to body shame her. But a fatty? Cheryl?
Fat Joesph Cartenga is a treat and a treasure. He amuses me to no end.
I’m so confused about Jamie and his shock that Cheryl has moved on. Again, you did not want her. But you did at one point. How are you surprised that someone else sees what you once saw in her? And he so mad about it he gonna send the goons to “scare him off”. Seriously?
Amber Rose looking sculptor is a real artist, I think? (Confirmed: she is.) She’s wearing sequin penises over her boobs. Greer is wearing… I don’t even know what to call this. It’s the sock that male strippers wear over their peen when they perform. Or is it more like a dildo? Cause I think it’s an attachment, not that his peen is actually in it. Whatever. He is wearing it to a family –friendly festival. How is this acceptable? These two are made for each other.
That look that Mars and Nola share laughing at Greer and the sculptor is why I like Mars. Someone who thinks, “WTF?” at the same time you do about the same thing is a keeper.
I don’t know why I find Olu sculpting out of shit so sexy. Maybe because he’s good with his hands? His art is beautiful tho.
Wait. Who is this actor sharing the stage with Nola’s Mom. That’s a SNACK!!!! How did I miss him the first couple times I watched? Is my radar broken?
Look. I always want to support the kids, but I fast-forwarded through Skylar and Virgil’s Prince tribute. Hilarious that they wanted to burn the guitar.
The white guy doing the full Camp Lo verse was comedy. Also, I can still recite that verse from the 90s. That was my song. Went to a party they did once at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. They threw fake money from the stage and almost started a riot. Good times.
Watching these grown men fake fan out over this white guy is comedy.
Nola and her parents are fun-nee. “Why don’t you ask your mother what she did today?” Parents be shady.
Um, I too, would do simulated sex with the Snack on stage.
African Bae is sensual AF.
I love Spike, I do. I used to think he didn’t understand subtlety; I’ve come to realize that he doesn’t want to understand subtlety. This debate on whether British black actors should take roles as the leads in American films, or whether they should play historically prominent figures is a bit ridiculous to me. It’s black people in-fighting because of scarcity. And it’s not like the mofos “taking” the good roles are doing a disservice or can’t act.
I don’t know all about them being “better suited” than Americans because they don’t have our exact racial BS. But anyone who’s been black of any nationality in London for more than a couple days can see their starkly f---ed up racial issues. I can’t even believe Olu fixed his face to make that argument.
Ooh! Nola. You can tell me I’m wrong. But call me, “fucking ignorant”? How is that acceptable?
I don’t like that Olu doesn’t challenge Nola. Like he just backs off and tells Nola she’s great whenever they disagree. I mean, everyone likes a good ego stroke, but a good debate is hot. Maybe that’s me. I like to argue with sensible people.
This Olu sex scene on the headboard is hot AF. His back is *bites knuckles*
Nola wilding. He wants a round 2 and she wants him to look at her work. Ma’am. Priorities.
Them dudes beat up the white dude fucked him up, breaking both arms. For what?
Hmmm… Is your art your profession or is it your way of life? Good question.
Wait. That whole scene with Olu giving a speech was so the woman could hit on him, he could call relationships a distraction and then diss Orange? Dassit? Is Nola cool with that, the relationship part? Cute she seemed like she was leaning toward monogamy with Opal. She and Clorinda dip without any reaction to what he said. Huh?
I’m so confused. All this happens and she goes home and paints her window menstrual cycle red, then makes a canvas with the same colors and a face- assuming it's hers—in it. I’m so lost.
I like these characters. Or better, I like the construction of these characters even I don’t always like their personalities. And I like their scenes. But this doesn’t seem to be a cohesive story. Hmmm…
NEXT EPISODE: She’s Gotta Have It, S2 E6