ShondaLand for Hillary: Don’t You Want a ‘Flawed’ but ‘Strong’ Female Character as Your President?

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a political ad that hits more of my sweet spots than the new Hillary Clinton ad starring the women of ABC’s “TGIT” drama lineup. First of all, these women have such camera presence that I want to do anything they say. (I totally sympathize with those students who are always committing murder at Viola Davis’s command on How to Get Away With Murder.) But more importantly, these women, along with their producer, Shonda Rhimes — also in the ad — have helped usher in an era of complex female lead characters of many colors. And they are actually telling us in this ad that Hillary is a TGIT character: a tough bitch, “complex,” strong and — this is what blows my mind — “flawed.” Clinton seems like a Type A who’d have a hard time admitting her flaws — she’s often been compared with another strong female character, Election‘s Tracy Flick. But this ad brilliantly makes her “flawed” nature a strength; the subtext is, “The guys got Don Draper. We have the women of Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, and Scandal — and Hillary Clinton!” I sort-of just want to vote for this ad for president, it’s so brilliant.

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2 comments

  1. Yes I do. Hilary is an amazing role model!! Say no to trump!! He believes migrants| immigrants| mixed | black people, and so on, are the cause the main issues in America. He is wrong. He patrols the streets and speaks of clearing out mixed and black people.

    If Donald has done his homework, He would know that the Indians lived there first!

    It was not called America at the time, but was named when ( white ), Christopher Columbus took over. Killed. Raped. Slaughtered the villagers there. Trying to erase the evidence.

    Trump is only moving the world ten steps backwards.

    Say he wins the election. He is crowned .. Blah Blah Blah How long will it last? Huh? Before he is killed? Murdered? People want him dead.

    This man is obviously twisted. For him to say nationally: if you see a black person beat the sh*t out of them!!

    He is out of his mind. I am a mixed girl and I… We will NOT stand for this!

    Obama has just been president for 8 years! He’s black!

    Please pass this message on. I am an 11 year old, who is about to whiteness WAR.

    P.s if trump wins … War is next door

    – Leilani Insta: Hawaii_gayl Writing from the UK

    This affects us all.

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