Thursday, July 12, 2018
After the French Open, whose organizers declined to exercise their prerogative to assign her a seed, she stormed her way to the fourth round at Roland Garros before she had to withdraw because of a muscle injury in her serving arm. .
Williams was given a number 25 seed by Wimbledon tournament organizers that appears to be at this point way too low. They forgot that the All England Club since 2000 has been hers and Venus' personal tennis playground, and she's proven it so far. that she's probably back at her Serena level A+ game.
She's won her 20th consecutive match at Wimbledon and is in her 10th Wimbledon ladies final after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy in three sets on Monday and Julia Goerges of Germany.
Goerges looked like at the start that she was going to hang with Little Sis, but with the first set tied at 2-2, Serena won the next four games to close out the first set.
The second set had the same pattern. Goerges was tied at 2-2, then stepped it up to Serena A+ level to take a 5-3 lead and have the opportunity to close it out on her serve.
The best match closer in the tennis business failed to do that. Williams went down in this game 0-40, got it back to 30-40 before a wicked Goerges crosscourt forehand handcuffed her for the service break that Goerges needed to get back to 4-5 with a chance to tie the set.
Goerges promptly handed that service break back to Serena, going down 0-40 and setting Little Sis up with three match points. This time The Closer handled her business and finished off this game and the match in 1 hour and 30 minutes, 6-2, 6-4.
Williams is not only attempting to capture her eight Wimbledon title, she's also trying to become only the fourth mom to win a Grand Slam tournament.
And yeah, should she handle her business against Kerber, it would be Williams' 24th career Grand Slam title, which would tie her Margaret Court's homophobic behind.
Monday, July 09, 2018
Y'all been watching too much FOX Noise. It was just a matter of time before people got tired of your antics and started pushing back.
The bottom line is that you conservafools have been doing this for decades to abortion doctors and anyone else y'all didn't like, and now that we're treating you the way you have been treating us, you want to call for 'civility'.
You've done the same thing to Hillary Clinton since the 90's, and come to think of it, you attacked Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea since her teen years. |
Don't make Moni start pulling receipts to show the people the many ways you conservafools have sinned and are now whining about it.
You conservafools are political bullies. The only way to deal with bullies and get them to leave you alone is to punch them in the ballot box nose on November 6..
Make them fell the political pain of losing the US house,Senate, state legislatures and eventually the White House. SCOTUS we'll have to fix later.
And hell naw we're not obligated to be nice to people who are gleefully trampling on our civil and human rights and think we're supposed to just sit in the corner and cry about the abuse.
No democracy, no peace to GOP oppressors.
Venus and Serena Williams domination of this tournament is so awesome that during the 2000's, the only times someone not named Williams won Wimbledon in this decade was in 2004 and 2006.
They even won Olympic gold in singles (Serena) and doubles during the 2012 London Games on those same All England Club grass courts
This latest edition of The Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club found Serena seeded 25th and big sis Venus entering this tournament seeded ninth..
Five time champ Venus started this edition of Wimbledon trying to repeat her run to the 2017 Wimbledon finals. She started a troubling pattern in her opening round match with Johanna Larsson of Sweden in which she would drop her first set, then come storming back to win the match.
In her match versus Larsson, Big Sis dropped the first set in a tiebreaker 6-7 (3-7), then took the next two by 6-2 and 6-1 scores to get to the second round match with Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru. Once again, Venus dropped the first set 4-6, then came storming back to win the next two by 6-0 and 6-1 scores.
But sooner or later, playing three set matches and doing it the way Big Sis was will catch up with you against a better player, and it did in the third round against 20th seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.
She wasn't the only seeded player to have problems at the All England Club Ten seeded players went out in the first round. One of those peeps who had to sashay away from Centre Court in the first round was (heh heh heh) Maria Sharapova.
Four other seeded players got dispatched in the second round, including 2017 Wimbledon defending champion Garbine Muguruza. Eleven others joined Venus in the third round including tournament number one seed Simona Halep.
All this to say that Serena thanks to all those upsets has to be considered a favorite to win her eighth Wimbledon title and her 24th career Grand Slam title.
But first she has to play and get through the matches.
Little Sis faced Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands in the first round, and beat her in straight sets 7-5, 6-3. Her second round opponent was qualifier Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria, who like Rus, got sent packing in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
Her third round match was more of a challenge in Kristina Mladenovic of France. Serena had to work a bit for this one, but still beat her in straight sets 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) in the second set tiebreaker.
That sent Serena to the fourth round, where she will face another qualifier in Russia's Evgeniya Rodina.
Should she successfully navigate that match, it would put her in the quarterfinals versus the winner of the Camila Giorgi-Ekaterina Makarova match.
Definitely looking forward to seeing how this second week of 'Williamsdon' plays out.
TransGriot Update: Serena beat Ridina 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the Ladies singles quarterfinal round and play Camila Giorgi of Italy.
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Here's a video in which trans masculine actors are auditioning for Scarlett Johansson roles/
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Now Johansson is slated to play trans man Dante 'Tex' Gill in the upcoming crime drama Rub & Tug directed by Rupert Sanders, the same person who cast her in the failed Ghost In The Shell movie.
Why this latest casting controversy has the trans community pissed off is because once again, we have a cisgender actor playing a transgender role. In this case the actor has an unrepentant history of cultural appropriation
Two high profile transgender actresses in Trace Lysette and Jamie Clayton took to Twitter to put Johansson and Hollywood on blast for it.
"Oh word? So you can continue to play us but we can't play y'all?" Lysette wrote on her Twitter feed in reaction to Johansson's casting. "Hollywood is so fucked. I wouldn't be as upset if I was getting in the same roms as Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett for cis roles, but we know that is not the case. A mess."
"And not only do you play us and steal our narrative and our opportunity but you pat yourselves on the back with trophies and accolades for mimicking what we have lived,"
Clayton echoed the same thoughts in her Twitter commentary about the jacked up casting .
"Actors who are trans never even get to audition for anything other than roles of trans characters. That's the real issue. We can't even get in the room. Cast actors who are trans as non trans characters, I dare you."Trace and Jamie are both correct. If the same reciprocity in being cast for cisgender roles was regularly extended to transgender Hollywood actors, we wouldn't be complaining about this casting of Johansson now.
And now Hollywood is handing trans masculine roles to cis women that should be played by trans masculine and nonbinary actors. This is also reinforcing a stereotype trans men have to constantly fight in that they are really butch women.
"Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto and Felicity Huffman's reps for comment," Johansson said in a statement obtained by Bustle.
Naw boo boo kitty, not gonna work. Even Tambor recognized the problem with casting cis people in trans roles when he accepted his second Emmy in 2016.
"I'm not going to say this beautifully: To you people out there ... please give transgender talent a chance. Give them auditions. Give them their story," Tambor said in his Emmy acceptance speech.
The bottom line is that trans actors are beyond sick and tired of not getting fair shots at auditioning for or getting roles written for cisgender people. But you cis people get cast all day for the limited trans roles available with the weak excuse of 'we need a box office name to help this movie get made'.
Tangerine didn't have a box office name when they cast trans actress Mya Taylor as Alexandra. The movie that cost $100,000 to make made $924,793 and received several awards, including a Spirit Award for Taylor.
So naw Scarlett, this Tex Gill role is made for a trans masculine actor. What's going to happen with you in it is the same thing that happened to Ghost In The Shell. Your appropriating appearance in it will cause this film to get boycotted and tank at the box office.
Anytime that we had a show that featured a Black person, like Star Trek and Nichelle Nichols, Diahann Carroll's Julia, or the Flip Wilson Show, it was Must See Black TV.
We trans peeps are also capable of playing cis masculine and cis feminine characters if just given that opportunity.
POSE has five trans actors with major roles in this show in MJ Rodriguez (Blanca Evangelista) Dominique Jackson (Elektra Abundance), Hailie Sahar (Lulu Abundance), Indya Moore (Angel Evangelista) and Angelica Ross (Candy Abundance)
Ratings still matter and are the lifeblood for television shows. They determine whether TV shows have long multiseason runs or die in one and done fashion. It is why people who claim that accurate trans representation in the media is important to them, take some time out of their Sunday evening (or whenever they can binge watch or stream it) to tune into FX and watch POSE.
POSE's success could also lead to more studios being willing to take a chance on producing more trans themed TV shows with trans actors in them, along with trans people writing the scripts.