Posts tagged harrison wright.
You’re not a cop.
#liking this show for so many reasons #i love how there are no small characters on this show no trivial bodies in uniforms #it would have been so easy and normal to just have this be Some Lab Tech some nameless storyless person #they didn’t even need to include this scene it could have been hand-waved in exposition #or what most shows would have done is end the scene after he flirts to establish him as this suave competent olivia pope dream team member #but they chose to give her agency and depth and i like them better for it obviously #i hope that she’s a recurring character #because she is glorious
I LOVE her and I love this thing where they keep setting up scenarios and plotlines where you think you know what’s going on because you’ve seen this story a million times and then they turn it on its head to make you see the perspectives that are usually ignored. They’ve already done it twice solely dealing with rape or sexual abuse, like where at first the viewer is meant to go HOW DARE THIS GIRL ACCUSE THIS INNOCENT MAN, GODDAMMIT HOW IS HE EVER GONNA GET OUT OF THIS, where the viewer is put in the typical misogynistic mindset. But then you see that the girl is brave and right and that she is, in fact, the survivor (or fighting for one who didn’t survive), and the one society is allied against and thus the one that the valiant Olivia Pope will defend.
yesssss all of this
i also like that most of the dialogue about rape was centred around the women characters. like, the white dude rapist wasn’t given a lot of screentime to be sympathetic or ambiguous or waffling over whether he’s a good person or not*; the show didn’t do anything do discount his privileges either and even kind of made the point that it was because of his privileges that he got away with rape in the first place.
*Instead, that role went to his mother. And I really liked that she listened to Olivia’s advice about turning in her son. And that Olivia, when she learned the truth, was on the side for good, instead of defending her client at all costs. (I think it was a nice move on the shows part by having the other lawyer be the bad guy in that regard, when he was taking down the woman on the stand.)