I was initially a little salty when I heard the news, but I understand why Oprah and Ava don’t want to be your damn aunties. People – myself included – who would never call Ava DuVernay a mammy or “the matriarch” were up-in-arms about her not wanting to be their randomly assigned relative. Why, though? Perhaps Ava, in all of her glory, identifies as more (or less) than an aunt. Meh.