Originally posted on 10/14/2012 by Mary P.
As a HUGE fan of The L Word, I must say Between Women has filled the void left by the cancellation of that show. Not only do the characters look like me, they are also relate-able and that is what I appreciate most about Between Women.
I know many Rhondas, Meccas, Raes, Sunnys (etc) but unfortunately I fell in love with a Miller many moons ago. Miller, Miller Miller!! The one we all love to hate. I want to congratulate you on the success of the show thus far and I am crossing my fingers in hopes that this show soon takes a television network by storm. In the meantime, please please please make the webisodes one full hour!!
What’s it like on the set? Are you all cast mates or is it more like family?
The energy is always high on set. We are all close and we get along great. The chemistry is awesome.
Do you think the chemistry you guys have offset contribute to the seemingly effortless chemistry on camera?
Absolutely. Most of us have great chemistry together. Some of us spend time together offset to get to know each other on more personal levels. I think it definitely adds to the “realness” of the characters relationships.
What sets a show like Between Women apart from shows like L Word and The Real L Word?
The most obvious distinction is BTW is an African-American cast. Viewers are able to see the diverse lives of Black women featured in leading roles with real issues in real situations.
Do you consider Between Women a “lesbian show” or is it a show that happens to be centered around lesbians?
Both… Yes it is a show that depicts lesbian lifestyle, but the great thing is, many straight men and women enjoy the show. You can see similarities in all relationships.
As I stated, the show is extremely relate able. Are there any characters in the show that remind you of people you know in real life?
Obviously I would never say names, but yes, I can see a little bit of behavior in the characters from people I may have met or encountered at some point.
Speaking of real life, are there any character traits you share with Miller?
Other than the fact that we are both very protective of those closest to us and that we both have a very deep love for and connection to our families, NO.
Who is your favorite character on the show and why?
My favorite character is Sunny. I love her acting style. She’s smart, she’s humorous, she’s creative, she has perfect timing and she brings a comedic element to the show.
What voice do you ladies hope to bring to the lesbian community or the community in general?
The voice that we exist. We live, work and play amongst you. That we want the same things out of this life as anyone else… to make a positive contribution to society, to be great friends and great role models.
When touching on issues like domestic abuse, do you think people view it differently or maybe less seriously than in heterosexual relationships?
I do think that people view it differently because it’s women. But if anyone has been in a same-sex female relationship, they can attest that our love is super powerful and super intense. Unfortunately, it can lead to some unhealthy behavior. I love that BTW shows the reality of this side, but gives a positive solution about getting help and finding your way out of a toxic relationship.
What vision do you have for the future of Between Women?
That our show becomes a household name and eventually find its place on National TV.
Without revealing too much (Which I’m positive you wont anyway) what can viewers expect in upcoming episodes?
They can expect more character revelations and lots of fun and unexpected twists. Stay tuned…
I’m going to give you a word and I want you to give me the very first word that comes to your mind.
Between Women: Ground-breaking
Domestic Violence: Unacceptable
Drama: Not cool