Watch Sara Ramirez Butch It Up In Her First Appearance On “Madam Secretary”

It was less than a month ago when that picture of Sara Ramirez gently descended upon us like mana from the heavens, and now the time has come for her to swagger onto the set of Madam Secretary and continue the process of destroying you by making you swoon so hard you turn to dust and return to the earth. TVLine premiered the clip of Kat Sandoval’s debut just this very morning. The main plot points I would like you to consider are: fresh undercut, pocket chain still in place, tie shirt blazer pocket square, aforementioned swagger. I think also something about an avocado farm(?) and a book tour.

I am pleased to tell you that your beloved Carmen Phillips, who has never seen an episode of this show but has seen every episode of Grey’s Anatomy seven times, will have some thoughts and feelings for you after Sara Ramirez’s first episode on Sunday night. 10pm, CBS, pocket square.

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. I WATCH THIS SHOW AND I AM EXCITED ABOUT THIS i can’t watch videos with sound at work so i just watched this clip muted and it was WORTH IT

  2. Great article!
    As someone who is a true Sara Ramirez follower; hey after all she was my very first woman crush, and Callie Torres and Sara thru her advocacy helped me come out to myself and friends and family. I am very excited for Sara on this show, even though I just began watching Season 4 to have a “little” background, I am going to be smitten and swooning every Sunday now for Kat Sandoval I can tell already.

  3. dude between this and Glennon Doyle’s pic of Abby going golfing this morning on her Insta… I’ve fallen for 2 perfect soft butches and I can’t get up.

    the chain!

    And were those pants tucked into BOOTS!!!?


    This going to kill me, I’m going to combust from fashion happies and sexy person happies
    Or maybe turn into puddle of goo. O_O

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