3.08.2015

Sci-Fi Sisters: Indra (Adina Porter) on #The100

Whenever I see images like these, I'm sharply reminded of how far Hollywood goes sometimes to ugly Black women up.

So I've been watching The 100 on the CW, a channel which has repeatedly surprised me these past few months.  Let's be real; that channel was becoming a joke and stereotype and had to step up its game.

But anyways, The 100 is a dystopian sci-fi feature based on the writings of Kass Morgan.
The series is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear war wiped out almost all life on Earth. The only known survivors are the residents of twelve space stations in Earth's orbit prior to the war. The space stations banded together to form a single massive station named "The Ark", where about 2,400 people live under the leadership of Chancellor Jaha.  Resources are scarce and all crimes, no matter their nature or severity, are punishable by ejection into space ("floating") unless the perpetrator is under 18 years of age. After the Ark's life-support systems are found to be critically failing, 100 juvenile prisoners are declared "expendable" and sent to the surface—nearby former Washington, D.C.—in a last ditch attempt to determine if Earth is habitable again in a program called "The 100", for which the show is named. The teens arrive on a seemingly pristine planet they have only seen from space. They are meant to find refuge and supplies at the old military installation in Mount Weather. However, they have landed a fair distance from it and soon face other problems. Confronting both the wonders and the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. However, they discover not all humanity was wiped out; some people on Earth, called Grounders, survived the war, and there are even more dangers lurking – Reapers (Grounders who have become cannibals) and Mountain Men (who live in Mount Weather, the original destination of the 100). (Source)
You can watch Season 1 on Netflix and most of Season 2 on Hulu to get caught up.  The character Indra doesn't feature heavily in the first season, but she gets more time in the second, and she's every bit the bad-ass you already suspect she is.  She runs her own village, has a contingent under her command, and hello...she's called Indra.



Personally, I'd prefer if they'd just let her natural pretty shine through.  You know...like the noticeably much younger Commander gets to?  And the young pretty Commander before her?

To answer your next question: no.  There are no younger, sexy Black females on this how.  The CW remains allergic to those (except for the likes of Iris West, and we all saw how that turned out).

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3 comments:

  1. Completely agree with you. I'm happy about what they're doing with Jaha ant Murphy at least, as besides Indra, they're my favorites. Maybe they'll get over their allergic reaction to having younger Black females on the show once the City of Light and/or Ice Nation into play since they decided against such with Emori.

    It really is a pain to see what they did with Indra's appearance, however. Adina's positively beautiful. I came across her facebook video and it's even clearer, how hard they've tried to make her physically unattractive (both here on The 100 and on True Blood).

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    1. Nice to see you! And glad I'm not the only one checking on Indra.

      I'm digging Jaha because it's been a long road to redemption for Isaiah Washington, and so I'm happy he's got two seasons under his belt and is looking at a third. I would have preferred that he stay on Grey's Anatomy, but he fucked that one up.

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  2. Ugh, typos. "Jaha and Murphy," and "Ice Nation come into play"

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