Performances of the Week: May 31st to June 6th

Performances of the Week: May 31st to June 6th

Welcome to another Sunday of talking about the shows, movies, and moments that made us laugh, cry, go awww and, of course, look around and wonder what in the world was happening. If it made us feel things, whether they were good, or bad, then this is where we talk about it. This is where you tell us if you agree. This is where we let it all out.

This time around we’re doing things a little different. We’re going for the performances of the week that blew us away, left us wanting more still are on our brains days later!

So, without further ado, here are these week’s picks:

Naomi: I feel like I am short changing him and what he did in a huge way, however I needed to express that John Boyega’s call to action at a Black Lives Matter protest in London completely blew me away. From across the pond, he gave voice to the pain that black people feel in the United States and the world for that matter. He was passionate, emotional and utterly raw in proclaiming love for black people and pointedly expressing love and support of black women. It was breathtaking and it was about fucking time that a man with something very big to lose decided to take a giant step forward- and it seems like he may be bringing a lot of folks along with him. Lots of love to that gorgeous man!

Lizzie: I’ve been re-watching Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and I appreciated Alex Newell’s performance as Mo the first time, I did, but on re-watch he’s just blowing me away. And then to see the discourse around Glee this week and Lea Michele’s treatment of Black performers, not to mention what they probably get every day on Hollywood, and I just feel like I should take the moment to state, once again, that Newell as Mo is extraordinary. It isn’t just about vocals, though his vocals are ALWAYS spot on (especially “The Great Pretender,” what a song), it’s the warmth and relatability he brings to the character.

Gillian: Issa Rae and Jay Ellis gave a masterclass on this week’s Insecure. It’s been a wild ride for both Issa and Lawrence and seeing them reconnect was wonderful. They have grown so much during the show. Issa finally has found her place, and Lawrence is the success that she always knew he could be. Even if I still don’t really ship them, their chemistry is off the charts. They’re so comfortable with each other too. It was such a great episode in the midst of all the craziness in the world. And it was all due to these two incredible actors.

Lyra: Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh have stolen my heart and I have no plans of asking for it back. That ending scene on the Killing Eve season 3 finale left me feeling like I was watching some magical and hella queer. And no matter what is said in interviews, or what the fans say, I know what I saw and it was absolutely positively gay. And that matters to me. So what if it’s technically not the healthiest bit of queer representation? We’re allowed to have messy & different and that’s what Villaneve is. Different.

Agree? Disagree? Have any more feels? Share with us in the comments below!


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