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  1. Angelsmom1009

    S02.E10: In My Heels

    So much to unpack this episode, but so good. It definitely would have worked as a series finale (as did season 1’s finale did) but I think they found out while season 2 was airing that they were granted a season 3. So it makes sense. Blanca’s performance at the ball gave me goosebumps, and MJ Rodriguez looked amazing. The outfit, the lipstick, and she has the most amazing legs. Her acting was superb and she has improved leaps and bounds. My heart still aches for her because I know her time is coming to an end, and I’m reminded of literally how an nearly entire generation of people was wiped out by AIDS. I hope her and Pray are the few that manage to make it through the 90s relatively healthy. Speaking of Pray, color me surprised that him and Ricky are still an item. I’m still not really into them as a couple but I liked their conversation on the stairs. If anything it Illustrated what they offered to each other. I agree that if Damon showed any interest in Ricky, he’d be on the first thing smokin to Paris, though. Oh and Ricky’s boots were fabulous! I loved the young boys and the MCs walking in the ball in those heels. Especially Billy Porter toddling across the stage. It would have been even better if they put him in some Kinky Boots type platforms 😁 I started this series somewhat liking Elektra. Now I fucking love her. Her character has definitely grown, and you can see her further solidify her “icon” status in her community. I loved her walking lessons and her hosting the ball. She’s definitely softened a bit but I’m sure it’s because she has found a new level of confidence because of all of the life changes she’s been through...her reassignment surgery, being able to support her fabulous lifestyle on her own dime and not a sugar daddy’s or working at Show World...I hope we explore her and her past more in season three. Angel and Papi...ugh, young love, there’s nothing more consuming and fiery. I love Papi using his hustling skills to become a talent manager and not only trying to help Angel but help others in their community. It sucks that Angel got clocked but I’m honestly not surprised. Part jealousy and part stepping on your peers to elevate yourself. Either way, I love these two kids and I hope they stay clean and continue to grow. Re: the ability for the actors on this show to pass or not...it’s such a broad and complicated subject, but here are my thoughts: for one thing, like someone said, Hollywood loves the pretty, and considering this show is the first ever featuring openly-trans actors in the lead class, I’m sure it was a conscious choice to “ease” the mainstream into the concept. Plus I think if they used more “masculine” trans actors, they’d be accused of throwing wigs on some men and making fun of trans women. And really, it’s less about the actors and more just illustrate to the audience the very real fear of being “clocked” no matter how feminine you look. Because in the light of day, a shifted tuck, a deep enough voice, or just plain old ignorance and assumptions can blow your cover quickly. and as we’ve seen this year in the news, can have deadly consequences. Overall, this show is in its infancy and has room to grow. More masculine looking trans women as lead characters, trans men, non binary characters, etc may be coming. We have to give it a chance to bloom.
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    Meghan McCain: "Both Sides" Wannabe Tough Chick

    I got that feeling too. I believe Meghan is the only daughter John had biologically with Cindy, correct? I’ve always gotten a sort of Candy and Tori Spelling vibe from them, constant in competition to be “Daddy’s favorite” and now that he’s gone, they don’t have any real connection. Not to mention that Candy battled a pill addiction for a few years when Meghan was young. So I’m sure she’s seen some shit that has made her resentful towards her mother.
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    Meghan McCain: "Both Sides" Wannabe Tough Chick

    I just...I don’t want to believe she is that oblivious and that STUPID to post about her gun love when it hasn’t even been a month since TWO mass shootings back to back. She’s stirring the pot on purpose, and her way of doubling down on her bullshit since she can’t currently spew her ignorance on the View. Even avid gun owners like she claims to be are calling for gun control. People are TIRED, Meghan. Tired of living in fear of some random nut bursting into some place as mundane as the grocery store and getting sprayed with bullets. Literally no where feels safe anymore, and with the way things are going, your little safe space in Wyoming, your penthouse in Manhattan, or your compound in Corning isn’t going to be safe either, no matter how many guns you own. It feels like a war zone and it’s terrifying. And I know people like you think we’re living in a spaghetti western, and you and your husband are going to be able to do some sort of quick draw and take out a mass shooter, but guess what...even trained snipers have trouble doing that. I noticed she turned the comments off, because I know her ass was getting read for filth, and giving her the attention she craves so much, good or bad. God I can’t stand her.
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    S02.E08: Revelations

    Definitely! I think Blanca is only in her late 20s, and she has so lovingly given her life to her kids. She deserves some self-serving happiness in her life. And not going to lie, I got a little misty watching her sit there alone at her table, and started thinking about when my kids "leave the nest" (mind you, my kids are 7 and 1 LOL). Agree with the bolded. Elektra was on point with her reprimand, and I am legit SO disappointed in this pairing. I get Pray feeling vulnerable and weak in the moment. I also get feeling wanted despite being HIV+. But like Elektra said, Pray is an elder and knows how these youngins are. And sleeping with someone you are supposed to be a father figure to is so damaging to a young person who is dealing with so much. I'm sure it's comforting, but also confusing, and I don't think it's going to end well. But I also think Ricky is a bit of a grifter and is a willing participant in "survival sex." What better way to solidify your future than taking up with an older man in a nice apartment, who can take care of you financially because he has a steady job, gives you great access to meds and vitamins, and you don't have to worry about infecting because he's already infected? So they're both not innocent parties in this and I don't think it's going to end well. Right?! Again, my husband and I both went "Oof!" when Papi mentioned the monthly rent. You can't even get a decent room in Manhattan for that price. There are handful of rent controlled apartments scattered in NYC that people are holding on to with bloody fingernails, and I totally get why. You're not alone. I felt the same, and it's probably because there was no build up to this passionate tryst between Pray and Ricky. No flirting or side looks, literally Ricky just began lusting after Pray in the previous episode. So that made it weird. And I get Billy Porter's stance on seeing two black gay men making love on network television, but honestly...Noah's Arc did it better 10 years ago. #noahandwade Good lord, yes she was. This was the first time I was not a fan of hers, and I want to blame the coke...but I also think that she's really feeling herself because of this new found fame and fortune, and is looking down her powdered nose at everyone now. It's so ridiculous because a model's career can be just as short lived as a dancer's but at least Damon has a degree to fall back on. He could at least teach dance at a school or something once the tours dry up. What is Angel going to do once the industry decides her look isn't "it" anymore and they move on to the next girl? Combine that with a very expensive drug habit...I hope she doesn't piss away this opportunity. Yes to both of these! MJ has come a long way with her acting skills for sure. Dyllon (Ricky) also nailed his scene. The actor that plays Damon however (I think his name is Ryan Jamaal Swain)....eh. I kept waiting for him to pull out more emotion, more SOMETHING when Ricky told him his diagnosis, and it was just...flat. He's definitely not a strong actor and hasn't made any improvement since the first season. It looks like his character is going to be written off the show for a while, if not permanently, which is probably for the best.
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    Meghan McCain: "Both Sides" Wannabe Tough Chick

    I don’t mind so much that she grieves her father so publicly. It’s tough losing a parent, no matter how old you are or how old they are, especially that first year. And since any type of cancer is a beast, watching your loved one literally waste away has to be torture. She does act like she is the only person who’s ever grieved in life, and I don’t know where she gets this idea that grieving a loved one’s death is taboo...but I give her a pass for the first year or so when it comes to mourning him. THIS is the Meghan McCain I thought we were going to get when she signed on to do the View. Not dressing like a hausfraus with a permascowl waiting to bite off someone’s head for looking at her, while spouting Republican talking points. Willing to call out her party for their BS and able to articulate her thoughts clearly without screeching. I don’t know who that lump of anger that sits at the table now is, but it’s a far cry from the woman in this video.
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    Meghan McCain: "Both Sides" Wannabe Tough Chick

    Jeebus, that review is rough...I know her husband didn’t actually write it, but as a cofounder of the site that hosted it says a lot about him. Before they started dating he apparently used to drag her on Twitter. And they met on Twitter so I refuse to believe she didn’t know what an asshole he was then, and that he doesn’t influence her behavior now. And they haven’t even been on summer break a week and she’s ALREADY fighting with people on Twitter over her not-even-sure-it’s-a-real-thing book? Color me not surprised 🙄.
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    "The View": Week of 7/29/2019

    Positive vibes off to you @Natalie68! And I agree, I was just thinking while at the pediatrician’s office the other day about how fortunate my family is my husband’s union offers fantastic health benefits, and damn near everything is covered. Most jobs don’t even come close to offering that, or health benefits at all. I’ve been there...I was right out of college in the early stages of the recession. I had a job but it was low pay, and I was too old to be on my parents insurance. I went to the doctor for a simple eye infection (this is before you could buy OTC meds for pink eye) check up and then received a bill for $800 a week later, not to mention the $60 of eye drops! It really makes me wonder how jaded how these one percenters and politicians are to argue against universal health care. Not everyone can just write a check for a few thousand for a doctor’s visit or has SAG insurance (looking at you Whoopi). There are people who are literally dying or living in pain simply because they can’t afford to get help, and it’s said. I agree, Meghan is SO much better on entertainment shows like WWHL, or even the entertainment segments on the View. She clearly enjoys it and is young enough to be up on and enjoy pop culture. She needs to quit trying to ride her father’s political coattails and carve out a niche there instead.
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    S02:E07: Blow

    I’m sad for Ricky, but God help me, I’m not surprised. Not that he deserves the diagnosis but he was engaging in risky behavior for a long time. Combine that with just pure ignorance about how you can catch it and here we are. I remember in the first season when Damon was scared he had contracted it, and Ricky was reassuring him he had only bottomed twice so everything was okay. And also Damon reassuring Papi you couldn’t get it from a woman. It reminds me again how far we’ve come in sex education (although certain people are trying to throw us back to the Dark Ages 🙄). I’m a young teen of the 90s and remember those talks in health class about how to protect yourself and how the disease is spread etc. You don’t realize how privileged you are until you are forced to see things from another perspective, like a kid from the streets how only hears rumors about how not to get the “gay cancer.” Oh, and Ryan Murphy, let’s not make Pray ❤️ Ricky happen, okay? Him being a father figure to these boys is so much better and so needed. I don’t think it will though, when Ricky dropped his little Daddies line, Pray kind of rolled his eyes like “Boy, please.” Angel and Papi’s hookup was hot (I didn’t see that Papi butt shot coming but I’m here for it)I wish the lead up wasn’t a coke induced haze though. It was only a matter of time before Angel stumbled on it, drug use was rampant in that industry in those days. I really, really hope Damon’s scolding and Ms Ford’s lecture rattled Angel enough to straighten up. But I think Creeper Photographer is going to try and knock her down again 😔 I honestly didn’t pay too much attention to the Giant Condom plot. I thought it was silly. I’m glad Lulu decided to go back to school though. I also hope Damon and Ricky find their footing too. Voguing may be over but there are other types of dances to be taught out there, and these children need to get their NY hustle on (legally!)
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    "The View": Week of 7/29/2019

    Agree on both parts. I think part of Biden’s appeal for some as well is that him being in office would be some sort of throwback to the Obama administration. No issue with Uncle Joe but I don’t really care for him as a presidential candidate. As you said, we’ll see how the debates go. Sherri was ridiculous with her drooling and swooning over the male celebrities that came on the show. I get that she’s a comedian and it’s part of her schtick, but it was just embarrassing. Sunny’s not as bad, but honestly I could do without the swooning in general over the celebrities, male or female. Not that Idris Elba isn’t swoon worthy (boy oh boy is he swoon worthy!) but to me personally it just rings inappropriate. YMMV though.
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    "The View": Week of 7/29/2019

    Agreed. Whoopi’s legacy is something to be respected but she clearly does not want to be on this show anymore, and has pretty much said as much as without actually saying it. IIRC when she took this job it was around the time she was blacklisted because of saying negative things about Bush Jr? So the jobs and endorsements were drying up, and Barbara Walters gave her one. But the show isn’t what is what it was she needs to go, either retire and focus on her cannabis and clothing businesses, doing standup and maybe making a TV/Movie appearance once and a while. They need to revamp the show all together. I say Joy as moderator, or Sunny if Joy wants to retire. We can keep Abby if she decides to come back after leave, because she can actually separate politics from the rest of life, or Tara Setamayer. Get rid of Nutmeg, keep Ana on Fridays, and for God sakes throw a Progressive on the panel regularly if not permanently (like Ana Kasparian from TYT). I caught that. Every story I’ve heard is that Whoopi’s Mother basically raised Alex while Whoopi pursued her career and dealt with all of her other issues. Which is fine honestly...be grateful that your child is in the care of someone who loves and nurtured them while you sort yourself out. But let’s not pretend Alex was attached to her hip while she went on auditions and whatnot. I’ve known a lot of women like that...absentee during the formative years for whatever reason, and when the child is older and thriving, the take all the credit without acknowledging the massive amount of help they had along the way and proclaiming they did it all on their own. It’s also probably the reason why Whoopi pushes (pushed?) Alex so hard to be “something” and why she financially supports their entire family...because of guilt of not being there in the early years. And that’s probably why she’s so reluctant to give up this View paycheck.
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    "The View": Week of 7/29/2019

    Exactly. Short of flat out saying the N-word, the WH occupant has proven over and over that he’s a racist, to the point where even his media supporters like Meghan (no matter how much she denies it or says she doesn’t like him) are having a hard time defending or explaining away his nonsense as something other than it is. So they just stay silent...which is just as bad, if not worse.
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    "The View": Week of 7/22/2019

    Thank you. The fact that Sunny hasn’t at best, read her for filth on air, or at worst, knocked her off that stool speaks volumes about her maturity. Can you imagine being an accomplished journalist, commentator, attorney, federal prosecutor etc and some obnoxious twit who coasted in on the scene solely because she’s her father’s daughter tries to get you fired from the job you’ve been working at for years because she *thought* you *may* have said something slightly negative about her? Not to mention the regular bouts of rudeness on camera. There’s only so much a person can take. The wall of ice is equal parts uncomfortable and satisfying to watch, but I’m sure Sunny is trying to just get through this last week peacefully. I’m sure Idris coming to the panel will help 😊
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    Meghan McCain: "Both Sides" Wannabe Tough Chick

    Well dammit, now all of you have me want to make chili for dinner tonight, thank goodness for air conditioning 😂!
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    "The View": Week of 7/22/2019

    @falltime you always come through with the fire GIFS 😂 she just looks so CONFUSED, with her head darting around like that...she is just so bad at this job. That’s also the first time I’ve seen Sunny crack a smile at anything McCain related, and she still did it without looking in her direction...that wall of ice is palpable on tv, I can just imagine how it is behind the scenes.
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    Meghan McCain: "Both Sides" Wannabe Tough Chick

    Same, I’m sure her shooting guns and whiskey country girl act is to make herself more appealing to “real” Americans aka red state conservatives, which so far from her actual blue blood upbringing 🙄 but if she has to put on a separate chaste perfect republican hausfrau person with her evangelical in-laws...that has to be exhausting to keep up with 2 or more phony personas. I guess it might be a thing when you’re in your teens/early 20s and you’re still trying to figure yourself out. But a woman approaching her mid-30s? It’s sad. Also, I’m still team #fuckmeghan but I do want to say (snerk) that perfectly healthy women with healthy reproductive systems have miscarriages. It’s not always due to some underlying health issue, sometimes it’s just the luck of the draw.
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