Oprah in Marc Bouwer at “Selma” Special Screening

Posted on December 09, 2014

There’s just something so perfect about the fact that Oprah nails the red carpet practically every time she steps on it.

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Not that we think this look is high fashion or crazy chic. But it’s exactly what Oprah wants for this appearance: something that flatters her, looks good in pictures, and won’t eat up all her energy with a lot of fussiness. Oh, and flawless fit, because Oprah knows how important that is. In every respect, when she hits a red carpet, it’s very much a “get the job done” kind of moment. Right now, in front of these cameras, her job is just to stand there and be Oprah. The dress’s job is to make sure she doesn’t look bad doing it. Just a couple of pros, doing their jobs.

Now Oprah, if you’re reading this (because we absolutely want to convince ourselves that we’re the homepage on your computer), please, please, please say YES to the Amanda Waller role in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. While there are other women who can play this character, you could EMBODY her in a way no one else could. She is a take-no-shit woman of high success who rose up out of poverty to get where she is. She is also, in a comic book world populated almost entirely with superpowered supermodels, one of the very few people of size you will ever see – and her size is, in fact, endemic to who she is as a character. She is you, Oprah. If you took this role, you would be providing the world of comic book movies a plus-sized, cranky, charismatic black woman who just happens to be one of the best anti-heroes in the DC comics stable. If Viola Davis played this role, it would be wonderfully done (when Angela Bassett played her, it was a huge mistake). If you played this role, it would be a watershed moment in pop culture – and something for which you’d likely be remembered almost as much as your three-decade television show. Maybe.

Don’t be scared that she’s a bitch. If anyone can find the truth of why certain women are forced to be bitches to get ahead in this world, it’s you.

 

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