11/13/07 SNOOP

Snoop is possibly the most terrifying character on The Wire.  She looks like she's about 12 years old, she's completely androgynous, she's got the strangest, almost alien-sounding voice, and she kills people in a completely matter of fact way like it's nothing. Felicia Pearson drew on her own experiences, which she documents in her new memoir, Grace After Midnight, to create the character she plays.  Just how much of her own experiences?  Well, she grew up with a foster family in East Baltimore, got involved in the drug game, and wound up in prison for murder.  Her book is full of some real-life terrifying stories, like the first time she visited her real mom's house after being put into foster care.  Her mom screamed at her, maybe 8 years old, to take off all of her clothes and then locked her in a closet.  She cried until she passed out, and woke up to find out that her mom had taken her clothes and sold them for crack. I'll leave the rest of the stories for her to tell today.  She'll be here for an hour at 1pm.. do not miss.. -Justin

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Snoop is possibly the most terrifying character on The Wire.  She looks like she’s about 12 years old, she’s completely androgynous, she’s got the strangest, almost alien-sounding voice, and she kills people in a completely matter of fact way like it’s nothing.

Felicia Pearson drew on her own experiences, which she documents in her new memoir, Grace After Midnight, to create the character she plays.  Just how much of her own experiences?  Well, she grew up with a foster family in East Baltimore, got involved in the drug game, and wound up in prison for murder.  Her book is full of some real-life terrifying stories, like the first time she visited her real mom’s house after being put into foster care.  Her mom screamed at her, maybe 8 years old, to take off all of her clothes and then locked her in a closet.  She cried until she passed out, and woke up to find out that her mom had taken her clothes and sold them for crack.

I’ll leave the rest of the stories for her to tell today.  She’ll be here for an hour at 1pm.. do not miss..

-Justin

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