Damn that Shonda Rhimes. It wasn’t good enough for her to have one hit show (Grey’s Anatomy) she had the nerve to create another show which has become a smash (Scandal).
Who would have thought a show with the central character (Kerry Washington) a Black woman having an affair with a very white president, “Fitz (Tony Goldwyn)?
The sex scenes alone are scandalous. Lord, the scene where the president gives her oral sex after his wife, Mellie just left the room. Oooohhhh….Heaven help us.
Should we embrace this character or respect her for owning being a woman?
25 years ago; THIS NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN PUT ON THE AIR.
Times have really changed, but at what price?
White men are definitely getting bolder in asking Black women out, but then there’s the all too real history of White men lusting after a “certain type” of Black woman–the sexually provocative one–very primal, exotic, and taboo–forbidden love in all its presumptions. Dear God, It’s Jezebel.
With all the hating that has been directed at Black women, particularly after Barack Obama’s election; is the Olivia Pope character a step forward or backwards?
Black women are not monolithic creatures; we are diverse in our beauty, mind, and spirit.
Whatever the case, Scandal has everyone’s attention.