"Because I am totally comfortable with my body, I'm going to talk about my body. AGAIN."
OY, am I ever getting tired of hearing this spiel. As all of you should know, I started off this season LOVING THIS GIRL, so I think I'm allowed to complain about her a bit now.
At first, I was all sorts of ready to LOVE anyone who defined herself as 'a full-figured leading lady' and totally shove it in the face of the skeletally-obsessed Hollywood, werqing her way through the competition with sass, confidence, and jaw-dropping skills. But, as it turns out, Ms. Lily Mae has none of those things. She starts sobbing at the drop of a hat, whining whenever the slightest thing goes wrong, and talks about her body like a member of AA talks about gin. She's probably one of the better actresses in the group, but you'd never know it unless she gets praised to the nines during the homework assignment--otherwise she's flat and completely dismissible. This was only reinforced for me this week, when she won the homework assignment, and her mood instantly went from dour and biting, like in the last four episodes, to this maniacally happy showstopper of a girl that I had expected her to be from the start.
In case my little diatribe wasn't clear enough, I thought Lily Mae did GREAT this episode, all conditional bipolarity disorders aside. Not necessarily in the homework, which was really just a rehash of her 'Danceability' performance (which landed her in the bottom 3, mind you) and honestly never should have garnered her a win, but...
For this epically awesome, full-fledged character bad-assery in the video shoot. THIS is what I thought I'd be getting every week with Lily, not some girl who kinda half-assed everything and then blamed it on growing to love herself despite that fact that she was over weight. You know who else on this show was overweight? Hannah. You know how often we heard about it? ONCE. And even then, it was basically her being like 'Yeah, fat is a mean word, but whatever--I'm fucking MC Hannah, BITCH."
God I miss that girl.
So Lily Mae, please--more of this fierce stuff, less of...whatever you've been doing up until this episode.