Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Push Girls: Real Diversity on TV
Hi Meltingpot Readers,
Not too long ago, I was lamenting the lack of diversity on television. Well, apparently I wasn't looking in the right places. Thanks to the smart folks over at Racialicious, I heard about this new series premiering on the Sundance Channel this June called, Push Girls. Yes, it's a reality show, but honestly it looks really good.
The show will follow the lives of four dynamic, diverse, girlfriends who all happen to be paralyzed. Three of the four are paraplegics, one is a quadriplegic. But this isn't a show about disabilities. It's a show about female friendship, living life in image-obsessed Los Angeles, relationships (romantic and otherwise) and being an individual. Two of the women are White, one is a Latina and one is mixed Asian and European. All of them have really amazing backgrounds -- and all of them are living amazing lives today. If I had cable, I'd be sure to tune in on June 4th. Hopefully I can catch it on-line.
Here's a sneak peek.
So, do you think you'll be watching Push Girls? Why or why not?