Lupita, Alek, Viola, & Gabby

As Viola Davis accepted the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series rocking a straight brown shoulder length wig, I thought it was funny that she thanked Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Peter Nowalk for “thinking of a leading lady who looks like my classic beauty”.  What is classic black beauty, and does it wear a shiny, straight, brown, shoulder-length wig? Oh the images and drama of dark skinned women in the entertainment industry!  Initially, I couldn’t figure out the value of even writing about these…

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