Janelle Monae

  1. Zazie Beetz, Deadpool 2, 2017.   A hunt for a new director and for the girl known as Domino was happening simultaneously. David Leitch won the chair (after his Deadpool short, No Good Deed) and the Berlin-born trilingual American stunner known as Zazie won the girl. From:  Sofia Boutella (of StarTrek Beyond), Lizzy Caplan, Canadian Mackenzie Davis, The Knick’s Eve Hewson,  Sienna Miller, Kansas City singer Janelle Monáe, Kelly Baywatch Rohrbach, Ruby Rose (from Orange Is The New Black), Kerry Washington, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Plus Spectre’s Bond Girls: Dutch Sylvia Hoeks and Mexican Stephanie Sigman. Beetz was so great, she deserved her own movie… and not just joining the guys again in X Force.

  2. Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), 2019.    Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn has quitSuicide Squadto build  her own all-gals gang. And for Black Canary/Dinah Lance, it a battle royal b etween… Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer; Vanessa Kirby, Princess Margaret in The Crown, 2016-2017; the 2007-2012 Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively; Belle‘s  Mbatha-Raw; or Hidden Figures’ Janelle Monae v the winning JSB from Underground. Unlike Marvel, when a DCharacter is called Black Something (Black Mask, Black Canary), he or she isn’t.

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