Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations. If you've been on the blog, you know how this Tumblr works, too. Including the moderation policy.
Recent Tweets @racialicious



How Scandal on ABC Got Off the Ground
This trio is keeping politicians’ secrets—and breaking ground at the same time.

Female writers and producers are no longer a rarity in television—think Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings, and The Good Wife co-creator Michelle King—but it’s hard to not notice that most of these shows are written by and for and feature white women. All that changes with Scandal on the spring lineup. When the hourlong drama—the brainchild of Greys Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and starring Kerry Washington—debuts in April, it will be the first time in 30 years that a single African-American woman leads a primetime show on network TV. (The last time was Teresa Graves’s turn as an undercover detective in the 1974 made-for-TV flick Get Christie Love!)

Scandal is inspired by the real-life story of Judy Smith, the noted African-American political-crisis-management expert and former White House aide. Smith’s work over the years has included cooling the fires of such high-profile controversies as Monica Lewinsky, Michael Vick’s dog-fighting charges, and the disappearance of D.C. intern Chandra Levy.

Though the show is only “inspired by” Smith’s career and has a few embellished details, it promises to keep audiences engaged with sizzling storylines straight from recent news events. One steamy subplot suggests that Olivia Pope—the main character, played by Washington—had an ill-fated romantic liaison with the commander in chief. (“I can assure you that didn’t happen,” says Smith, laughing.)

Read More

(via karnythia)

  1. christynorth reblogged this from scandalmoments and added:
    All of these women are inspiring!
  2. fictionalfix reblogged this from ethiopienne
  3. thats-so-scandal reblogged this from scandalmoments
  4. wetravelfast00 reblogged this from scandalmoments and added:
    We had such hope for Pope.
  5. livinglifelovingandlaughing reblogged this from scandalmoments
  6. lincoln2273 reblogged this from scandalmoments
  7. funsizednimi reblogged this from purelyrandomish
  8. thesisonadolescence reblogged this from thoughtsofablackgirl
  9. browneyesmeetblue reblogged this from iamashleytoyou
  10. phridee reblogged this from scandalmoments
  11. misfitingin reblogged this from scandalmoments
  12. darlig-bw-stranden reblogged this from scandalmoments
  13. blackgirlmajestic reblogged this from scandalmoments
  14. myd1rect1on reblogged this from thoughtsofablackgirl
  15. madcatshipperface reblogged this from thoughtsofablackgirl
  16. psalmsofdarkness reblogged this from thoughtsofablackgirl