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Racism and racial representation on soaps

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34 minutes ago, David_Vickers said:

DAYS should fire Melissa Reeves this time.  I love Jennifer and have been a Melissa Reeves fan since her days as Jade Perkins on SANTA BARBARA. But she most definitely should be given  a  chance to apologize, I guess first.  IF she refuses, then fire her ass and re-cast.  Beth Chamberlin (ex-Beth, GL), Cady McClain (ex-Dixie, AMC, ex-Rosanna, ATWT, ex-Kelly, Y&R), Gina Tognoni (ex-Phyllis, Y&R ex-Kelly OLTL, ex-Dinah GL), Sandra Dee Robinson (ex-Amanda, AW, ex-Felicia, GH), & Krista Tesreau (ex-Mindy, GL, ex-Tina, OLTL) are some of the opts I've come up with who could take over as Jenn.  I think Beth Chamberlin and Sandra Dee Robinson are the best options looks wise. 

 

 

I'm down with campaigning for Beth Chamberlin as NuJenn! 

 

I mean, they gave away Eileen Davidson's roles, so if they're truly invested in the Jenn character, a recast isn't out of the question. 

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2 hours ago, victoria foxton said:

 

 

  

LOVE. And given what happened to me yesterday much needed to see. Thank you. More respect for PT and I already liked him. And go on, MM. #respect.

 

But wow at all the pages. I've been getting into my head this week and I'm looking forward to going through this thread for part distraction and part food for thought.

 

10 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

 

 

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21 minutes ago, ChitHappens said:

 

Read the sub tweets too.  

 

[!@#$%^&*] confirmed two of the actresses, but I'm curious who's the third. It's a bit disappointing but [!@#$%^&*] said that they mended fences and are cool now. I would like to have more details .

 

Edit: Not sure why that name is coming out like that, but ok :)

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13 minutes ago, soapfan770 said:

 

🤣🤣😂 You don’t even want to know.

I can’t believe, all these years later, that name is still censored. The drama we used to have on these forums. 😂 

 

2 hours ago, Gray Bunny said:

 

 

I'm down with campaigning for Beth Chamberlin as NuJenn! 

 

I mean, they gave away Eileen Davidson's roles, so if they're truly invested in the Jenn character, a recast isn't out of the question. 

Can we have some real fückery and just cast Florencia Lozano as Jennifer Horton? We already had KdP miscast as Kentucky Fried Eve, and you just know RC wants his Tea/Blair redux...

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Racism, blow up dolls...with these remaining soaps hanging on by a slender thread. Sadly, I think the clock will run out on these shows before they ever get it together to do the right thing.  Also, I need a head count of how many Black writers actually worked  on daytime soaps.

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33 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Racism, blow up dolls...with these remaining soaps hanging on by a slender thread. Sadly, I think the clock will run out on these shows before they ever get it together to do the right thing.  Also, I need a head count of how many Black writers actually worked  on daytime soaps.

 

I'm guessing they only got white dolls. No Black characters will be having sex on BB or that theory about Steffy being with a black man again is out (maybe she'll hook up with a woman) since they're only getting two blow up dolls from what I understood from a previous post and they'll be switching out their wigs depending on the character they represent. 

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1 hour ago, Faulkner said:

I can’t believe, all these years later, that name is still censored. The drama we used to have on these forums. 😂 

I know right. Haha do flame wars and board wars even exist in 2020 anymore?

 


Just for the fun of it, [S.W.S.N.B.N.] !

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Yep still get that message! 😁

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35 minutes ago, GLATWT88 said:

 

I'm guessing they only got white dolls. No Black characters will be having sex on BB or that theory about Steffy being with a black man again is out (maybe she'll hook up with a woman) since they're only getting two blow up dolls from what I understood from a previous post and they'll be switching out their wigs depending on the character they represent. 

 

I don't think many Black actors would be crying over missing out on the blow up dolls.

 

These issues that daytime soaps have makes me SMH. I also think viewers who are so afraid that the shows will get canceled that they'll watch any piece of schlock are also complicit. There has bee no collective movement to get these shows improve on their abysmal records on lack of representation, especially behind the scenes and I think because these shows have never had to truly improve, many have lurched toward cancellation with their lack of innovation.

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