So I’m way late to this party, but I just fully realized that…
Sonequa is here
but used to be here
where she was engaged to this man
who used to hang out here
(until Rick shot him in the head.)
Little things like this make me happy.
Phylicia Rashad in the 1989 musical TV movie Polly
But when the time came to field questions from the mostly female audience, one woman posed this query: “You guys have a great, diverse set of characters, but was it a conscious decision for Mindy to be the only female doctor, and the only doctor color of show?” There were a couple of minutes of pleasant response, with co-panelists and Mindy co-stars Ike Barinholtz and Adam Pally earnestly praising their female cast members. But by then, Kaling had lost patience: “I look at shows on TV, and this is going to just seem defensive, but I’m just gonna say it: I’m a fucking Indian woman who has her own fucking network television show, OK?”
Um, but the show is extremely classist, sexist, and ableist… Just to name a few things. It’s not diverse at all. You can’t lean on being the only Indian woman with a show of her own and expect that to be enough when you play up the same bullshit that your white male counterparts do. Or maybe you can, fuck it, whatever, rant over.
Welp. Never watched and never will.
Do you like what you see, your Majesty?