7.18.2013

Black Girls' Night Out: Lacey Porter

So last night, Amazon.com delivered Episode 6 of the first season of Twisted.  This episode featured a lot more Lacey time as she's slowly pulled back into her former trio.  We also get more background as to how she and her ex-friend Jo officially became ex-friends after Danny was "sent away."

Granted, it's more teen drama, but it's also insight. The characters, I'm finding, are a lot more layered than you'd imagine.

Lacey Porter is a cold, dignified strategist and Kylie Bunbury continually portrays her with flawless, magnificent grace.  Whom she dates and whom she's seen with in public are all very carefully chosen.  Though she's swapped saliva with the guy who (allegedly) killed his aunt, she refuses to be seen with him.  Which is so harsh, but for an old Dark & Twisty like me, it's absolutely hilarious.

I find myself connecting with this character in some unexpected ways; she has a talent for social survival and psychological detachment.  While Jo, the white girl, crumbled and fell apart after Danny was "sent away", Lacey, the black girl, did whatever she had to not to let the trauma ruin her life. She's a consistently strong, take-control young woman.  In fact, the only time we see her lose control of herself is when she smooches Danny, and even then, who can blame her?

This week's episode show the Three Musketeers back together (if not totally united) on a road trip (which coincidentally violates Danny's parole).  Danny finds himself playing peacemaker between two angry high school girls, which is downright amusing.  And though it is very entertaining in some places, Episode 6 is a clearly filler episode; it gets us from Episode 5 to Episode 7, while revealing a couple of secrets along the way.

The overall plot remains dark and clever and somewhat unpredictable, and I can tell the cast was very deliberately chosen...so much I'm still in denial that this is an ABC Family show.

Lina Green, who's out sick this week, was unfortunately unable to talk Twisted below:



And a sneak peek from Episode 7:



ABC is totally just handing fanfic writers material on a diamond-encrusted gold platter.

12 comments:

  1. I like this show a lot. I have missed a few episodes but, I am glad to see black female characters who are not just stereotypes.

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    1. Now this was what Deception suppose to be but it seems that the writer of Twisted ..so far..is getting it right.

      I'm playing episode catchup but is enjoying every bit of it.So far I've only watched ep.5&6(I also had no idea that the Fest and Furious episode contained that steamy kiss by Danny and Lacey. I reran it 8or 9 times.)

      I agree.Mind you that the kiss and Avan was a draw for me to watch Twisted but I like the show because it has that semi Nancy Drew element in it and I did like Nancy Drew in the day. I feel that all three of the characters are well matched.They all seem like best friends (I thought that the kids who played them were sooo cute. Definitely could tell that Danny had a thing for her then). No doubt that Danny wants Lacey. Its undeniable. With Jo, he likes her,but cannot seem to let go of Lacey. Lacey calls the kiss a "mistake", but is it?. I can't wait to see how it will turn out.I don't know how much longer he and Lacey can deny their love of each other.
      Again I missed out on several episodes of Twisted but I wonder how Laceys mom feel about her daughters connection to Danny knowing that most his town hates him including Jobs folks. Its good to know that he has some supportive friends like that. I will be watching Twisted on Tuesday.

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    2. I'm only on episode 4, but with Jo and Danny, I see more of a brother-sister type relationship, at least from Danny's end. I'm definitely no expert on the whole teen dating thing in North America, but I don't see Danny being attracted to Jo. With Lacey and Danny? Wow. Chemistry is undeniable and I feel the relationship is actually deeper and more mature. I think Lacey may be the one person who would "get" Danny, since they both pretty much put on an intricate facade for the rest of the world. If the writers discard the Danny-Lacey romance for Danny-Jo, I wouldn't continue to watch Twisted because honestly, I'm so sick of the white damsel in distress getting the MoC. Also, on another note, I'm kind of curious about Sarita....

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    3. Sarita is a bitch.

      If the writers discard the Danny-Lacey romance for Danny-Jo, I wouldn't continue to watch Twisted because honestly, I'm so sick of the white damsel in distress getting the MoC.

      Same here.

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      (I also had no idea that the Fest and Furious episode contained that steamy kiss by Danny and Lacey. I reran it 8or 9 times.)

      I agree.Mind you that the kiss and Avan was a draw for me to watch Twisted


      LOL - I know right???? I skipped to the kiss first and then was like, "Whoa....I need to go back and watch this ish."

      Now I officially have an obsession.

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    5. Ankh,

      Yep! Same Here.

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  2. Siah,

    I feel ya.I will join you and Ankh in not Twisted if that happens. I will not accept POC women being treated like scraps on TV

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  3. Hey I just wanted to say, Check out the new show Hit The Floor on VH1 with Kimberly Elise, Dean Cain, and Rick Fox. The show to me is amazing and its great to see so many diverse characters and the lead is a black woman.

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    1. That show thrives on stereotypes of black people and the basketball world and is written by a white male who thinks he's doing some big favor to black women by having a few of them as leads.

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