|DAMN, she's fine!!!|
Seen in: True Blood (2008)
Portrayed by: Rutina Wesley
Role: A character full of fail.
Verdict: EPIC FAIL
Keep in mind that today, I finished a series of vomit-inducing posts on people of color in The Vampire Diaries.
One of the original Inductees of the Black Girls Club, Rutina's been cursed for four years, playing the hideous role of Tara Thornton. I've only just begun watching the show and already I can smell the WTF. It also helps that I've been reading about the show for years now, which why I already know she's a character full of fail.
I mean, let's run down down the list of tropes, shall we? She's the best friend and that is the crux of her identity. She's sassy, loud, and impulsive. She's the rebound girl/the second choice, the lonely girl, and ultimately, the human shield. Also, this isn't the first time time we've seen a high profile female character of color turn lesbian after a failed/series of failed relationships with men. Understand this: there's nothing wrong with being a lesbian. In fact, I would've preferred if Tara had started out as as lesbian, because I don't like this whole "lesbians are just women who can't make it work with a man" bullshit.
On the upside, her girlfriend's Asian, so...*nods to all the Blasians*.
|Wonder how her husband likes her new onscreen love interest.|