The beautiful and talented Tessa Thompson, a great star in the Marvel Universe, knows brilliance when she sees it. And she likes to share. The actress — whose experience runs from doing Shakespeare in LA to Selma to little things like playing Valkyrie in the Thor and Avengers movies — also has fire taste when it comes to movie history.
When Tessa shared the insanely sexy photo below, she comments on everything from Black filmmaking history to what it means to embody glamour. And she can do it without saying a word!
That is the extraordinary master artist Keith Haring painting the amazing actorly instrument of the inimitable Grace Jones. And yes, that’s Hollywood legend Eartha Kitt observing the proceedings. This, ladies and gentleman, is glamour royalty, caught in a perfect moment. Both Jones and Kitt are hero figures for breaking down taboos in Hollywood and doing it with great personal style.
Superstar Channing Tatum reacted with pure fire emojis, because what is there to say? It’s a feast for the eyes, wherever you look. But Laverne Cox knows what to say, writing: “It’s Eartha for me. LEGENDARY PHOTO!”
The photographer is Tseng Kwong Chi, also a legend, especially as a chronicler of the East Village scene. Lucky for us there are still great photographers who are smart enough to aim their lenses at Tessa Thompson, as below:
Need to see more of Grace Jones, vamping it up? Vamp, starring Jones, will blow your mind! But before you travel back to the 1980s, here’s a beautiful trip back only as far as 2020 — featuring the transcendent beauty of Tessa Thompson.