if you read my FAQ's, or look at the post below, you'll notice that i am black.
that being said, id now like to interrupt regular programming to complain about something on the L Word.
i was just looking at my fav L Word fan site www.thelwordonline.com and saw that they had new promo pics from season 4. this one stood out to me:
alright. so ive known about Papi and Marlee Matlin and Cybill Shepard (huh?) being added to the show. i talk to hundreds of lesbians every week. and with all of that, ive heard NOTHING about this black chick. i found myself asking (as Kit would), "who dat?" her name is Rose Rollins and by the looks of things, she's gonna get down with Alice. *yay*.
but that made me think about my random issues with the L Word's black characters.
the first of course being Kit. Pam Grier is an icon. she's growing less young gracefully and im sure she's a lovely person. in real life, she seems to be articulate, poised...you know, normal. but on the show, she says things like "Who Dat?" (i DIED when i heard her say that!) and "uuh UH girlfriend." she doesnt write her lines. so this must be how the writers think we talk. and just because i do talk like that, it doesnt mean we all do!
now...i noticed something in Season 2 and 3. when you put a hot comb to Kit's hair, she all of a sudden starts talking less ghetto. have yall noticed that?? Put that girl next to Bette, with both of their hair straight as a board, and instead of hearing about how "dat fool done her wrong girlfren," instead you almost think you're watching an episode of "Frasier"!
also, when it comes to black men, they go completely in the other direction. remember Tim's coach friend from season 1 and the return in 3? he talks like a surfer dude. and Kit's son. "dude...no way man." i understand that we talk in all different ways. im a bit of a mixture between Ozzy Osburne, Arnold from Diff'rent Strokes, and Edith from All in the Family.
but it just seems to me the L Word writers have never met black people before. so i'm hoping with Rose's new character, we'll get to see a dark-skinned girl speak with the sense her mama gave her. who can be sexy, funny, and get through a conversation without saying "sheeet."
by the way, theyve named this character "Tasha." TASHA!! *sigh* i guess i should be grateful it isnt "ShaKimberly" or "LaJennifer" or RayRay.
Season 4 starts in the U.S. on January 7th. watch-party at my place?