Why Scandal’s Rape Fails as a Plot Device

Last night, I watched a fictional character get raped and my guts flipped inside out. I have written before about Scandal and my struggle to fall in love with it beyond Olivia Pope’s peacoats, but I think it might have turned me off for good this time. Let me confess first of all that I have aContinue reading “Why Scandal’s Rape Fails as a Plot Device”

Why Scandal Is Scandalously NOT Great

Confession time.  I tried, with all the good-black-girl-solidarity within me, to like Shonda Rhimes’ show, ‘Scandal.’   It’s a black girl’s dream show: Kerry Washington in the lead role being bawse-y in Louboutin’s and Outre Remi, sexy black guy-candy, sexy white guy-candy, annoying whiny women upstaged by Kerry’s awesomeness, powerful white man sprung on Kerry’s goods…youContinue reading “Why Scandal Is Scandalously NOT Great”