|I can do bad all by myself.|
I also wanted to introduce a Rewatch Factor to the Black Girls' Night Out series. Black girls have had quite a few nights out on TV and in film, Clubbers...we just didn't have this blog back then.
So let's revisit.
Zoe Washburne is one of my all-time favorite Gina Torres roles. If you're not familar with Joss Whedon's Firefly,
This setting allowed the writers to fuse sci-fi with the Wild West (creating all sorts of new slang). It also allowed the composers to fold Asian instruments in with American Southern country and blues. This all in turn created an opportunity for the wardrobe department to do some wonderful, wonderful things.
The first episode, "Serenity", introduces Zoe Alleyne as one two survivors of a great battle between the Alliance and the Independents. No need to explain who's going to win that one. Being on the losing end of the war, Zoe and her Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), try to move on as unwilling citizens of the Alliance. This establishes their unbreakable "war buddy" bond, which is great to see between two heterosexuals of the opposite sex (think Ichabod & Abbie, but with less obvious chemistry).
The first ep also reveals Zoe later married the ship's pilot, Hoban "Wash" Washburne (Alan Tudyk). For all the black girls who are into ginger geeks, Wash is like a Godsend...like a dorky prayer that got answered personally.
|Husband and wife|
|Or aren't they?|
|L to R: Zoe, Jayne, and Mal|
|Try it. I dare you.|
|Knew this cheap bastard wouldn't pay us.|
|Time for a Plan B.|
|"I need this man to tear off all my clothes." (She actually says that)|
|Grace under |
|No. I'll never get tired of screen-capping perfection.|