You do see Lacey’s point of view a little bit more these next few episodes and that’s probably because she’s spending a little bit more time with Danny and also with Jo. A little bit more, but it’s mainly from Jo’s point of view.Someone on the Blasian Narrative asked if the writers on Twisted felt justified about clowning on Principal Mark Tang, an East Asian character, because the main character was Danny Desai, a South Asian character.
~ Kylie Bunbury
I ask a similar question: did the writers make the Black girl a Queen Bee so they could find an excuse to
On the surface, this week's episode is about humility for Lacey Porter, about learning that popularity isn't everything and that honesty is a foundation for a lasting friendship.
Blah blah blah.
Hey, here's a kick in the head: your dad is a closet case constantly arguing with your mom while your best friend is sent away for (allegedly) murdering his aunt. After he's sent away, your parents begin a bitter divorce and your other best friend - the perpetual victim? - can't shut up about her problems, because in her mind, you're the Black friend. You don't have problems.
As far as I'm concerned, Lacey already did her time and didn't need to be torn down any further.
But...heeeeeeeere we are. We've got a sex tape (granted, the Walt Disney version of a sex tape) gone viral with the Black girl looking like the town hoe, and now the Queen Bee is suddenly an outcast.
And for the record, no...I'm not impressed with Jo nor do I sympathize with her. To me, her whirlwind obsession with Danny and out-of-the-blue love for Lacey (seriously...didn't they loathe each other just weeks earlier???) are merely signs of a lonely, desperate person who doesn't have friends or a social life and will do anything to change it.
Exhibit A - Danny hadn't been home from juvie for five minutes before Jo started following him everywhere and without question. And people keep pointing this out, but it's not fully registering for her.
Exhibit B - That episode where they did that PSA was supposed to be about helping Danny get closer to Lacey. Somehow, Jo winds up in the lead role. It was never about helping Danny get forgiveness or reconnecting with Lacey; for her, it was about not being a social outcast anymore.
Exhibit C - When a dude you like reveals that he thinks of you as a sister, that's not your cue to turn his expulsion hearing into your confessional. In other words, when the future of his education is on the line, you don't go before the school board and argue that he simply cannot be bad person because you're falling in love with him.
Seriously - what the fuck?
Now...next week's episode appears to be Lacey-centric on the surface, but again...it's only after ten episodes of Jo-centric drama, and its focus is Lacey's (hopefully) lowest point. I'd have to stop watching if the writers go any lower than this.
I mean...is anyone even tempted to watch that shit?
Let's be real, though; we knew something like this was going to happen eventually. On the bright side, Kylie Bunbury and Ashton Moio finally got to interact with each other directly and the chemistry of their off-screen relationship shone through their attempts to act like strangers.
Now more fans are starting to muse about these two characters getting together.