Love her or hate her, first lady Mellie Grant is a force to be reckoned with on Scandal . Her portrayer Bellamy Young spoke to BuzzFeed about playing such a divisive character, the double standards…
Some interesting quotes:
"Most fans of Shonda Rhimes’ Scandal will tell you that the illicit relationship between fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and President of the United States Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) is one of the sexiest, most thrilling, and captivating pairings on television.”
With the pilot, [Rhimes] started in a pinhole, super extreme close-up of just Kerry and Tony, and they were in love, and their love was so perfect, and they’re so clearly meant for each other, and my god, you’re pulling for them,” says Young, flashing a broad, sincere smile. “And then she slowly pulled back, and she gave you, Oh god, it’s adultery. Oh, god, it’s on the world stage. She just kept pulling back like it was a camera shot, and it’s genius, because it makes you question your emotional allegiance. Like, Oh, I’m pulling for what?”
But not everyone finds Mellie so defensible. In particular, those devoted to the Olivia-Fitz relationship — known online as “Olitz” — are less forgiving. “People are super protective of Olitz,” Young concedes. She’s careful not to speak ill of the Olivia-Fitz ‘shippers, who make up a huge section of Scandal’s fan base.
That’s not all she has to be careful about. All those interviews about the word “whore” rolling down her tongue need to stop with the quickness too.
I don’t what the hell she’s talking about. I’ve never questioned my allegiance to Olitz. Never! Not even when Fitz was being a meanie nor when Olitz had a disgusting waste of human flesh aptly named Joke in her bed. Never! I get BY’s hustle though but I don’t respect it.
I am usually not into this Throwback Thursday thing but I was feeling nostalgic today. This is circa 1968-69 right after having my ears pierced.
The failure of Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division sets a sad precedent for young lawyers.
THIS has pissed me the hell off. You work on a brief as an attorney on a team an shit is held against you by some narrow minded fools including 7 panty waste Democrats?
"Adegbile, 47, spent more than a decade working for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where he served as the group’s in-house voting rights expert. The legal defense fund began its work on Abu-Jamal’s behalf well before Adegbile began working for it, however he did contribute to the filing of a 2009 court brief that argued that Abu-Jamal faced a discriminatory jury — an appeal later found to have merit by a judge.
But, that participation in Abu-Jamal’s appeals, opponents including Faulkner’s widow have argued, should disqualify him from holding any publicly appointed position in the justice system.”
Another reminder that Justice is “Just Us”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) dir: Blake Edwards
Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.