Sunday, July 25, 2010

"'Sex and the City' for brown girls"?

Robin Daléa as Rasha in
The Real Girl's Guide to Everything Else

When I first ran into this web series over a year ago, it was still in the making. I was so excited that the lead was a woman of color, co-starring yet more women of color, that I stalked the site for a month in anticipation of its premier. Eventually my attention was diverted elsewhere. Regardless, I was able to rediscover this little gem of a show and it has already completed its first season, comprised of six short ‘chapters.’

The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else is focused on a Lebanese-American journalist, Rasha, whose agent nearly drops her because her work is too intellectual and feministic. With the help, and pushing, of her friends, Rasha embarks on a ridiculous mission to appease her agent without compromising the integrity of her work. What I love most about this series is that it’s not afraid of talking about race. It’s not afraid of addressing tokenism. And it’s certainly not afraid of having fun with Islam. Charming, cute, goofy and funny, The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else is sure to keep you entertained, if not for the story, then for the eye candy.

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