I think that it’s a good time to remember that before Kerry Washington’s role in Scandal there hadn’t been a black woman lead in a network television show in nearly four decades. But in the seven years since Scandal aired, there’s been a proliferation.
Carmen and Natalie watched the black feminist television opera that was Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder’s two-hour crossover event. And they got together to tell you all about it!
“Just one week after perhaps the most powerful episode in the show’s history, Shonda Rhime’s force-of-nature hit show Scandal has once again destroyed our hearts. This week’s story touched the souls of audiences everywhere with two tales of love trying to rise above what seem like impossible situations.”
What if Mellie divorced Fitz, ran for president, hired Olivia to manage her campaign, and fell in love with her? What a wonderful world that would be!
Texas is idiotic, Janet Mock on Clair Huxtable, things you can donate to or show up at, women doing things like being journalists in the Middle East, having jobs in movies, getting Amtrak residencies, riding bikes, changing sports, being fucked over (that covers a lot of this actually), and SO MUCH MORE. Welcome to your link roundup!
We’ve got a genderqueer lead, an intersex teenager, multiple shows headlined by women of color, the first ever recurring lesbian woman of color character in a primetime network superhero series and SO MUCH MORE!
Eight of our favorite lady-bosses and an inspirational playlist for all you bosses out there.
It’s possible that Portia de Rossi and Kerry Washington will be on your TV screen at the same time. This week has peaked.
Fall’s short on queer ladies, but we do have a killer vagina, Sean Hayes playing a gay dad, a new Joss Whedon show, Lizzy Caplan as a sex researcher, a new love interest for Kalinda and an Anna Faris sitcom.