Thursday, November 10, 2005
Terry McMillan Made Me Gay!
On a much lighter note today..Supa Sister just so happened to be home early on the much anticipated day that Terry McMillan and her gay! young-lover-now ex-husband were to make their appearance on Oprah. I mean, I had it set to be Ti-voed anyway, but there's something really exciting about watching shit like this go down live.
Now folks, let me just say this. Supa Sister admires Terry McMillan as an artist and writer. Supa Sister has read all of her books, and realizes that good bad or otherwise, Terry is the originator and master of the 'contemporary black woman as protagonist' literary genre. And for that I say - do ya thing, sis. But what I didn't know was Terry's appearance on Oprah would become some of the funniest, saddest, strangest, snark-worthy shit I've seen on TV since Mini-Me peed in the corner.
Ok. First of all, I didn't get the memo that Terry's ass was straight ghetto. Ghet-to! And not in the "never-had-the-opportunity-to-learn-better" kind of way, but the "I-may-be-a-talented-multi-millionaire-but-I'm-just-a-raw-ass-bitch-and-don't-give-a-fuck" kinda way. Sheesh! Sis was dishing out the bug eyes and the neck rolls and the harsh language (heh-look who's talking), I thought she was about to start crip-walkin' and claiming her set. Just. Gangsta. Kinda reminded me of so-and-so's old crazy-ass aunt who finally stopped hitting the pipe, but never quite rid herself of the tics and all the other stubborn miscellaneous crackish mannerisms. And Terry looked good, holding together and alla that, but damn, ole girl was just so mean and hard and ranting and giving Oprah the hand, I was so damned scared she almost turned me gay!
But for real, yo..how could you look at this fool and not know he was gay? Not to be stereotypical or anything, but...c'mon. At best, dude is suspect. At any rate, I think the whole thing is sad, because from what I could tell, the two of them had a geniune, loving relationship and marriage..I mean, aside from the whole gay thing. It was good to see the two of them talking, bringing closure to their relationship to a certain degree, and declaring that they still care for one another. That's a positive thing.
Back to Scary Terry! They played some of the voicemail messages she left for Johnathan during the whole divorce scandal, and chick was homicidal. Now, that I do understand. After all, she had been lied to and betrayed and hurt - and when you lie to and betray and hurt a sista - especially a raw-borderline-gangbanging sista - you've got hell on Earth, buddy.
At any rate, Terry will write a book about it and make a million more dollas. Do ya thing, T. And by the way, I still think Terry's best novel is A Day Late, A Dollar Short.
P.S. - I'm still kinda scared.............