Mo Ivory: I Guess It’s All “Distressed Mistress Face” For Olivia!
Really?! Surprise – President Fitzgerald Grant wants his wife back and wants to know if she’s ready to be his ride or die!
Wait, no, Olivia doesn’t want formal, easy and simple. She wants painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love – don’t you want that too?
Turns out, not so much for Fitz.
He wants what most men want from their mistress: Sex and lots of it.
Marrying her, as he said, “that’s political suicide, really.”
Olivia Pope is a side piece, like I’ve always said; no different from any reality show chick or the story line that they live.
And I was yelling at my TV Thursday night like this is some good reality TV, because I know women who gave the ring back to The Good Guy thinking they were about to marry The Guy That Gives Them Painful, Difficult And Devastating Life-Changing Love.
Then, they cried for months, got a therapist, lost extreme amounts of weight, began to drink excessively and one day FINALLY woke up to the reality that they were trifling and it was time to move on and change.
Next phone call…The GOOD Guy.
Here’s the conversation: I was so wrong. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’ve spent time getting my thoughts together, reflecting on my actions. I was wondering if we could sit down and talk so I can apologize. I’ve been so wrong to you and I want to make it up.
Good Guy…NO, NO, NO. Don’t fall for it!
Ladies, what Shonda Rhimes is writing here is a guidebook for black women – no, ALL WOMEN – on what not to do when you think you know what you are doing.
Power, money, sex…it’s all so enticing.
BUT, the rules don’t change from the ghetto to the White House: When a man is not your man, HE IS NOT YOUR MAN!
HE WILL NOT MARRY YOU! HE WILL, EVENTUALLY, GO BACK TO HIS WIFE AND YOU WILL BE ALL DISTRESSED MISTRESS FACE!
- Mo Ivory, CBS Local