Amazing: Meryl Streep and J.Lo’s Reactions to Patricia Arquette’s Oscar Speech

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Patricia Arquette is a badass with a capital B. Not only did she roll up to collect her Oscar in a gown that her friend—new designer Rosetta Getty—made, but she used her time on the podium to send a powerful message about female equality. “It’s our time to haves wage equality for all and equality for women in the United States of America,” she said.

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Obviously,  her points are amazing and valid and very warranted, but nobody agreed with Arquette more than seat-mates Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez, whose collective body language screamed “YAZZZZZZZ,” “PREACH,” and “WERK.”

We half-expected Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin to jump out and launch into a rendition of their 1985 hit “Sisters are Doin it for Themselves.” (That would have been awesome.)

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