The black judge who is wry to the edge of his own boredom has become a real clichĂ© of courtroom dramas and movies, but what do you do when a real life judge out-wrys every fake judge who has ever crossed both small and silver screens? Naturally you become a little taken with him. And then you make His Honor the Boyfriend of the Week.
Itâ€™s all in the way that Judge Perry rests his finger on his right temple. This is not the â€śhold on, Iâ€™m thinkingâ€ť or the â€śfuck, itâ€™s hard to be smartâ€ť finger-on-temple that you see so often in author photos. The judgeâ€™s finger actually supports some of the weight of his head, which threatens to tip with exhaustion whenever someone tries to hand him a steaming pile of bullshit. Sometimes that finger comes downward and makes a V with his thumb in order to brace his chin, as if heâ€™s forcing his jaw shut because he just wants to tell everybody in that courtroom, â€śEnough with the circus, you animals.â€ť More