I have loved Patricia Arquette since watching her act with Christian Slater in True Romance. Her character name, Bama, has served as my password for nearly all of my technological devices. She played a bad mama chicka in that film, and I have been smitten with her ever since. I still have not seen her in Boyhood, much to my disappointment, but I will be finding a way to head to the movies after watching clips of it on the Oscars tonight. She is a rock star.
And she continued to wow tonight when she gave her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress. Damn, it is awesome to see a strong woman up on that stage using her stardom to shine light on the necessity of providing equal pay to women. What a way to rev up the audience members and the folks at home! Her exact words…
“To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights, it’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”
Amen, sista. In hopes that Maria experiences that equality when she heads out into the world to become a veterinarian, a teacher, a historian, a politician, or hmmm, maybe an actress.