Monthly Archives: November 2013
It has been a fantastic week as three of the most amazing Black women in media, Kerry Washington, Ava DuVernay & Shonda Rhimes, collaborated for episode #308 of Scandal. Also, the incomparable Debbie Allen directed this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. It’s a historic convergence of greatness. Shonda Rhimes is one of the most successful showrunners in television today. Kerry Washington is an accomplished political activist, the face of one of the most successful network shows in recent history and the only Black woman lead in a network drama since 1974’s Get Christie Love. Ava DuVernay is an entrepreneur, film distributor with AFFRM ( African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement), and the first Black woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for Middle of Nowhere.
So much brilliance, beauty, and radical Black womanhood in one place this past Thursday and it was a MASSIVE hit! Even for Scandal! Even for Shonda!