the bourgeoisie weeps.
i had not planned to watch the show. if it had not been for constant facebook updates, i may have never even taken a look at it. it isn't that i have a problem with the formerly third most famous person from x-scape.(official fame ranking: 1. latocha; 2. kandi; 4. the other one) it's just that i didn't understand what her story was. i was resistant to the idea that she was relevant because of who she is in love with. as far as toya, i just didn't know who she was.
upon the announcement of tiny and toya's show, the talented tenth went into all out uproar. there wasn't any violence, or anything; just a few snarky blogs and status updates.
i ended up watching a few episodes "on demand" last week. i expected to foolishness. instead, i saw two woman who love their families and do as much as they can to support each other.
it's a little sad that some people couldn't get past some of the accents, bad pop-psychology and t.i's troubles to notice that tiny comes from a loving family; a still intact family with a strong sense of connection.
sure, it made me a cringe just a slight bit when toya got a book agent, but her genuine joy in having found something to call her own was pretty touching. it can't be easy coming from a household with a drug addicted mother. she's trying.
what i find most interesting isn't that people aren't attacking the production quality of the show and there are couple cheesy elements that call for immediate fast-forwarding. instead, people attack the women. what strikes me about that, is that many of the people attacking these girls are service oriented people. people who spend their time with alumni, or greek lettered organizations, working with young girls who are exactly like tiny and toya.
we want diversity. well, this is it. everybody can't be vanessa huxtable.
however, regarding 'frankie and neffe,' i have no rational explanation for how much i enjoy it.