Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sid Appreciation Week

The following stills from the Netflix original "Gypsy" were posted on my Twitter feed (@sleritz) during #SidAppreciationWeek (Sept. 17 - 23, 2017). These are roughly chronological as the episodes progress. (Accompanying captions mine.)

Wanted: Barista at the "Rabbit Hole"

Audacious flirt; "'s actually kinda hot."

Sid can barely contain her delight when Diane visits the Rabbit Hole.

Sid is a human emoji; her emotions shine right through; Diane arrives, she's thrilled!

Sid; only she can make tank top, apron & ratty sweatshirt look hot.

Sid; detects lame pick-up lines when she hears them. "Have you always been into coffee?" "It's a job."

Sid; aglow in stage presence; audience transfixed! (particularly Diane)

Sid beyond thrilled that Diane came to the show (but trying to stay cool).

Typical lesbian first date; revealing intimate family details and getting deep; referring to "subtext."

Sid; Rachel Weisz's doppelganger. (Damn these Brits are gorgeous!)

With a twist of hair, Sid gently inserts her tentacles into Diane. Neither will ever be the same.

Sid; the object of fantasy for SO many (Sam, Jean, Twitterverse ...)

Sid wears her emotions on her sleeve; surprised and delighted when Diane arrives at Bushwick popup.

Sid starts to get a sense of what she's dealing with; "Maybe that's what I want you to see," Diane says to her.

Sid rocks the party in tiger-striped t-shirt & shorts (and is the sexiest one there).

It's easy to tell what Sid's thinking when she stares at Diane; "I'm gonna kiss you soon."

Occasionally daring with the eye make-up.

The closer she is to Diane, the better she feels; Sid is completely obsessed.

Sid's attraction to Diane is boundless; it's like a magnetic force.
Sometimes, Sid's impulsiveness rubs Diane the wrong way; Diane flees.

Sid can't wait to snuggle under the covers at the movies with Diane.

Sid is inclined to run in 2" heeled boots; high on adrenaline after her date with Diane.

Of course, for Sid the Millennial, "we're not doing anything wrong" and "nobody gives a shit."

Sid assures Diane that it's "OK" that she's a "lesbian virgin."

Sid keeps appearing in Diane's dreams ...

Sid doesn't care if it's impolite to ask a woman her age; "38? or 40? 45?"
As Sid describes her girl crush on her teacher, it's apparent that Sid has obsessive tendencies. "Madly in love."
(Alternate caption: Sid is a master of Millennial parlance: "chill" and "you only live once.")

Sid is so touched by Diane's thoughtful gift; literally and symbolically, a flame.

Sid is keenly insightful; she contradicts Diane's claim of normalcy as "secretly dysfunctional."

Sid; lead singer of the Vagabonds. Love child of Janis Joplin and Pasty Cline.

Sid launches fashion trend of over-sized sweaters hanging down at the elbows.

Sid has just about had it with the cat-and-mouse game; she antagonizes Diane by suggesting to her that "...she's not into women" and that she might want to hook up with Francis.

Sid digs the dagger in deeper by telling Diane that she and Sam "ended up fucking just like old times."
(Alternate commentary: Sid rocks the British accent; go on, you can hear it, "scared little girl" (no R))

Sid's occasionally speechless; utterly floored that Diane had the balls to go in for the kiss.

Sid ditches her shift to rendezvous with Diane at the Rubin for an afternoon delight.

Sid is suspicious of Diane's "plans and backup plans" speech; she doesn't see Diane practicing what she preaches.

Sid assures Diane that they'll all eventually fuck off.

Sid's tenderness and compassion emerge when Diane needs it most. There's no doubt how much Sid cares for her.

Sid is unafraid to stare at Diane with unabashed lust.

Sid is handy with the double entendre; asks Diane if she "likes new things."

Sid likes to be in charge; she takes Diane by the hand to bring her to her sex lair.

Sid's not too interested in Hostessing 101; she's more interested in circling her prey.

As is often the case with two women, before the sex there's emotional intimacy (i.e., talking and sharing).

Sid masters the art of seduction with a slow dance; bewitching.

Ever the horn dog, Sid can't help but give Diane the "I want to fuck you" up-and-down stare.

Sid enjoys a slow dance as long as it eventually leads to a kiss.
Sid loves being told what to do (especially if it involves removing clothing).

Sid is kinda a tease; she interrupts a hot and heavy session to get high (worthy endeavor, though).

Sid espouses the benefits of "Blue Dream": inspiration and mind-opening (and, the best orgasms).
Sid; an expert at the shotgun kiss.

Sid, at the mercy of all her appetites, gets the munchies and of course orders pizza.

Sid characterizes Diane's Blue Dream-inspired contemplation with one word: "Deep."

Sid wants to know, "Does that turn you on?" Knowledge she may use later ...

Sid is visibly aroused and turned on. The human body remarkably manifests our emotional state. 

Sid takes on the butch role by servicing Diane; an astonishing level of intimacy for their first interlude.
Sid don't care where; anyplace (such as the store room) is a great place for some sugar.

Sid totally buys into the road trip fantasy; she hasn't a clue that she's being played.

Sid invents a new form of conversation; insert passionate kiss between sentences.

Sid rocks the Millennial parlance; she insults a co-worker with the line "suck my dick."

Sid is always contemplating her next move on how to get closer to Diane.

Sid has a devious streak; she tells Diane she deleted the photo, and then later posts it to Instagram.
Sid can't believe how adept Diane is at resisting her charms.
Sid is a master of little white lies; this is her "in the bath," chatting on the phone with Diane.
(Alternate caption: Modern day dating; sending each other selfies and arranging for the next hook up.)

Sid deprives Diane of watching her solo session; Diane's desire for her is visceral, evoking an immediate "oh god."

Sid's urgency for Diane is unmatched.
Sid begins to detect that Diane is distancing herself.

Sid makes an impulsive trip to Darien just to briefly talk to Diane; she can feel her pulling away and she's devastated.
On the train home from Darien, just getting a text from Diane perks her up.

Enjoying yet another ALLLMOST kiss, Sid has no idea that Diane is planning to disentangle herself from Sid.
In a bizarre twist, Diane convinces Sid that it's a good idea to crash Sam's engagement party.
Sid knows Diane is up to something, but she can't quite put her finger on what.
Sid enjoys the idea of having a dog rather than actually having a dog (which requires her to walk her).
Sid's unafraid to stalk you on LinkedIn, show up at your office, and interrogate you.