“Why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?” Girl, when she said that, I darn near dropped my glass of wine on my freshly cleaned carpet. I don’t know about y’all but I am a sucker for Thursday night television and ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder” has my entire attention especially after this week. Just in case you have been living under a super gigantic rock, the new series stars Viola Davis who plays Professor Annaise Keating, who in addition to her students and staff, solve cases taking us on a wild ride, from present to future, back to the present again.
Thursday night there was one compelling moment that has everyone writing a blog post including myself. The scene where she confronted her husband about an alleged affair but just before that she stripped off her wig*, removed her lashes and cleaned her skin to perfection.
So why is that even important, we all come home and take off our wigs when we need to air out some stuff with our man right? Of course we do, but this was a bit different. Many of us have been wondering why Viola’s wigs* look so wiggy, not laid like it should or even nicely done like Olivia Pope on Scandal, not that Kerry is wearing a wig, but you know what I mean.
Was this a setup all along? Did her wigs suck on purpose? Recently Viola opened up using wigs* as a crutch because she suffered from Traction Alopecia and did not feel beautiful without them.
One blog even mentioned how awesome she looked when she wore her natural hair to the Academy Awards two years ago, how proud she was at that time. Then she has a chance to stay on our minds every Thursday night and they have her looking slightly shoddy with that hair.
“My husband wanted me to take the wig* off,” Davis told InStyle. “He said, ‘If you want to wear it for your career, that’s fine, but in your life wear your hair. Step into who you are!’ It’s a powerful statement.”
So lets get back to the removing the wig thing?
On the show Annalise received confirmation that her husband was actually having an affair with a girl that was clearly murdered. She comes home and undresses, lashes, foundation, blush, lippie, smokey eye and that wig to reveal her matted down natural hair. You ever get to that point when you feel you need someone to see you. Really see you, everything you are, bare faced naked so that they can hear you speak from your soul?