Gina Torres: P-Mag Icon

What follows is an actual conversation I had with my P-Mag (and childhood) best friend about Gina Torres.

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K: I just said this, “UGH I JUST WANT GINA TORRES TO COME TUCK ME IN AND TELL ME STORIES BEFORE BEEEED.” Is that weird? I don’t care.

J: A little. But I want to lose to her at arm wrestling, and then have a pajama day…

K: THAT’S WHAT I MEAN.

J: … where we giggle and watch movies and play board games…

K: I WANT HER TO SNUGGLE ME AND WATCH FIREFLY AND BRAID MY HAIR.

J: ..and eat ice cream and come up with a hot mess of a snack that is delicious and do each other’s nails.

K: YEAH GINA TORRESSSSSSSS

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J: And man, I want to have a sleep over with her. Can we write to her agent about that?

K: Seriously.

J: Do you think she’d be down? We don’t want anything weird about this.

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K: Can we just say I love her a lot? [I did once cry and run down the street when I saw fellow Firefly/Serenity castmate, Morena Baccarin, which is a sad fact of my life.]

J: We both do, and we just want a strong lady role model, and we just wanna hang and not be creepy
or smell her hair only if she was like, “hey this shampoo is amazing — smell.” Consensual hair smelling.

K: I mean she wasn’t all woman warrior, which I think most people like to reduce her characters to.

J: I agree. I love her as a great role model and I watched Cleopatra 2525 for her. CLEOPATRA 2525. Because she was rawr tough! but not! but motherly! but sexy!

K: UGH ALL I WANT TO DO IS PLAN MY IMAGINARY DAY OF FUN WITH GINA TORRES.

Seriously, Gina Torres, please be my friend.

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Karishma

Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.

2 thoughts on “Gina Torres: P-Mag Icon”

  1. I don’t have many data points on this, but I have to know. My wife and I make fun of the clothing choices that Gina wears on Suits. They are some of the most ridiculous clothes I have seen on TV (which, admittedly, we don’t watch much TV, but Suits is addicting). Maybe this is what people actually wear in NY, I don’t know.

    Are we alone in this? I mean, I love Gina for many reasons (a lot of it comes back to Firefly), but sometimes I just laugh.

    Should I feel guilty?

  2. I once had a dream in which Gina Torres was an Amazonian Queen (?) and she was at some world politics thing and took the room, told everyone to sit down and gave them a lecture about the environment, before skipping away.

    I can do without the skipping, but I just really want this dream to come true.

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