Hidden Gem

Reeve

May 8, 2019

Reeve was Simply Jamilah’s April 2019 Hidden Gem. Here is the full interview with the questions in the order they were asked:

SJ: It’s no secret you hate the movie After, coming out on April 12. What about that movie makes you hate it so much?
R: Everything. Literally everything. Specifically about the movie, the actors look like they’re brother and sister. Also, they’re about as bland as microwave white rice. It’s normalizing and romanticizing abusive relationships. It’s just poorly written. It’s a horribly predictive plot that’s been used 800 times before. If you play Russian roulette on Wattpad, 8 out of 10 are the same story.

What is a social or political issue you are very passionate about?
It’s hard to choose just one. Equality, racial and gender-wise and for people who identify however they choose to identify. Just equality in general for everyone.

What do you want right now?
I just wanna go home, and I think my dad. I’m gonna get a chicken meal from an undisclosed restaurant location. Also to see my boyfriend ’cause that would be cool, but mostly I wanna eat right now.

What is one quote, off the top of your head, that you really like?
“If a witch kills the president, that witch should become president.” That doubles as my political stance, my ethics stance.

What show is worth binging in 2019?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Otherwise, the X-Files because more people should watch the X-Files, especially in 2019.

What’s your major, and why did you choose it?
I’m an anthropology major. It kind of encompasses a lot of the different stuff that I like in that it’s just the general study of humans. You have cultural stuff and psychological stuff. I just like learning about other cultures and embracing a world view.

What expectations do you have for a guy in a relationship?
To be my equal and treat me as their equal.

There’s a popular saying, “Girls supporting girls.” Yet some girls aren’t supportive of others. Why do you think that is?
I think it’s just because of deeply instilled misogyny. It’s sort of like you have that knee-jerk reaction and then you have to step back. Even with more progressive teaching and stuff, it’s just deeply ingrained in us, and we just feel the need that we have to be competitive with each other to be better for men or to be better for ourselves because there’s more competition.

Out of curiosity, why do you think I wanted to interview you?
Probably because we get along well, so you’d probably get more out of an interview maybe.

Why are you such a fan of Adam Driver?
That question answers itself. I mean he is really, really talented, but I also barely watch any of his movies. He just challenges a lot of norms of, like, beauty and stuff. He’s super talented; he’s a very down-to-earth person. He’s hawt.

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