Living Single, Full Court Press (S01E07)
[ID: six gifs from the sitcom “living single”, the gifs features mainly erika alexander as maxine shaw, and queen latifah as khadijah james.
maxine is sitting on the arm of a couch, she stands and walks to khadijah as she says “lose? khadijah, i am maxine shaw, attorney at law. i lose weight. i lose patience. if you keep working my nerves, i may lose my mind. but i do not lose cases.” /end ID]
THE OSCARS GOLD PARTY (2022)
MET Gala 2021 - September 13th
VIOLA DAVIS + MAJOR INDUSTRY AWARDS
We get probably a tenth of what a Caucasian woman gets. And I’m number one on the call sheet, and then I have to go in and I have to hustle for my worth.
I got the Oscar, I got the Emmy, I got the two Tonys, I’ve done Broadway, I’ve done off-Broadway, I’ve done TV, I’ve done film, I’ve done all of it. I have a career that’s probably comparable to Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Sigourney Weaver - They all came out of Yale, they came out of Julliard, they came out of NYU. They had the same path as me.
And yet, I am nowhere near them. Not as far as money, not as far as job opportunities, nowhere near close to it. I have to constantly get on that phone, and people say, “You’re a black Meryl Streep. You are, and we love you. We love you. There is no one like you.”
Okay, then if there’s no one like me - you think I’m that - you pay me when I’m worth. You give me what I’m worth.