Jill Marie Jones, The Sexy Is Awesome
I think if I could look like any actress it would be a toss up between earth child Lisa Bonet and No. 1 stunner Jill Marie Jones.
Bonet looks ethereal and mysterious. Jones is just fucking hot. I mean, seriously. Her face is flawless, classic hot black girl with luscious lips and big brown eyes. This was the kind of girl I saw and went, “I don’t have a fucking chance.” On top of that, she has a body worthy of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders of which she was once a member. When I saw her on “Girlfriends” it was girl crush at first sight.
Of all the actresses (and characters) on “Girlfriends” Jill Marie Jones’ Toni Childs was the greatest, sexiest, crazy person ever. She was narcissistic. She was a gold digger. She was manipulative. She was pathologically self-centered. On top of that she had the best comic timing on the show. She was the show, as far as I was concerned and I promptly stop watching it the minute she wasn’t there any more. I mean, I like Persia White, Golden Brooks and Tracee Ellis Ross as much as the next person, but Jones as awesome and Toni was an iconic character, like Jasmine Guy’s Whitley Gilbert. It was career defining.
I hope Jones will get more work and do better post-Girlfriends than Guy did post “A Different World.” She’s just too, too sexy, but that might also be her curse. She’s not sexy in the way Gabrielle Union is crazy-cute adorable or in the way Sanaa Lathan and Kerry Washington are pretty, pretty BAPS. Jones is so hot she’s at a Halle Berry level of mystifyingly sexy. I hate to say it, but sometimes I think the only reason why she’s not taking off in her career is because Jones is not half-white and not light-skinned. Her sexy is her burden. She’s too fierce to be the “best friend” in a flick, but Halle Berry isn’t going to cede the two roles she gets a year to any newcomer.
God. Jill Marie. If you don’t blow up that’s a terrible waste of sexy.
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