Scandal – Changing the Face of Television
I’ve admired the actress Kerry Washington for a while and after seeing her on the View yesterday I have a new respect for her. African-American women in Hollywood are few and far between. Sherri Shepard points out during the segment that it’s been 30 years since an African-American has had a lead or starring role on network television.
My respect and admiration for Kerry increased after hearing her response to Sherri’s statement. It was an opinion that all movie and television executives should have. Everyone in the world needs to be able to see a representation of themselves and their stories. It’s what makes the world go around. Stories and uniqueness in individuals are what I believe makes the world, not just major urban cities in our country, a melting pot. Kerry’s grace, beauty and intelligence make me proud to be an African-American man in America.
Kerry’s new “Scandal” created by Shonda Rhimes is fast-paced, suspenseful and a scandal unfolding before your eyes. The first episode chronicled a murder where the person trying to escape the scandal was a war hero who was gay and a conservative. He would rather do jail time for a crime he did not commit than expose his sexual orientation.
If you haven’t seen it, check it out. It’s a new series on ABC. Check our listing for showtime.