Being Mary Jane
I haven’t posted on here in so long, but I felt like writing about Being Mary Jane. I just finished watching the first episode because I was really excited to see a drama with a black lead and black characters. I’m so disappointed in the story line where Mary Jane is a mistress. I hate that they made her give in to her advances despite meeting his wife and seeing the picture of his “beautiful kids” as she puts it. I hate that black women on TV have to be portrayed as professionally successful but personally desperate for men. I want us to do better and to stop perpetuating these stereotypes when we get the chance to put out our own shows.
Will I continue watching? I don’t know. I’ll probably watch the next 2 episodes to see where they take this, but I’ll have no issues walking away.