The MTV Movie & TV Awards air Monday night, but Saturday’s pretaping gave us a lot to look forward to by way of the red carpet. The annual ceremony, now in its 27th year, is where the most current phenoms in film and television collide—and the red carpet is a reliable range of good, bad and WTF fashion (because ...…
Regardless of our dating or even sexual preferences, black men and black women are inextricably tied—by history, by culture, by blood, even by disdain and death at the hands of law enforcement.
“I know white superheroes aren’t your thing,” The Root’s resident Suge Knight, also known as our deputy managing editor, Yesha Callahan, said to me as she tasked me with writing about Deadpool 2. No, white superheroes aren’t my thing, but Ryan Reynolds is my thing, and even more so, Zazie Beetz as freakin’ Domino!
Confession: I got a great big heaping girl crush on Zazie Beetz. Like many others, I first started watching the stunning and charismatic Beetz as Van, Donald Glover’s on-again, off-again girlfriend in the FX series Atlanta. Now a new promo for Deadpool 2 shows that Beetz is ready to take it to another level.
It’s been a minute—a president ago—since Atlanta’s first season entranced us. The show quickly became a career launching pad for its core cast: Far-out buddy Lakeith Stanfield traveled to the sunken place; sometimes-girlfriend Zazie Beetz is in surefire blockbuster Deadpool 2; upstart rapper Brian Tyree Henry got some…
Save for Oprah’s show-stealing speech, the Golden Globes were, for the most part, awash in white people in black dresses.
So, the title is somewhat misleading. Even though every time I’m there it’s cold and hot and wet and generally smells like a lit candle stuck in a pigeon’s ass, I never actually hated New York City. I just felt uneasy, awkward and overwhelmed. Basically, visiting New York City is like watching Funny Games.
Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that Janelle Monáe would be cast as Domino in the upcoming Deadpool sequel. But Ryan Reynolds put those rumors to rest after tweeting that Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz had captured the role.
Three moments from Atlanta keep coming back to me when attempting to gather and articulate my thoughts about this show.