Does the idea of taking “a basic woman” and turning her “from a red hot mess to a bootylicious babe” make you uncomfortable? If so, Lifetime's new series "Girlfriend Intervention" may not be for you... but this spoof on it is.
Comedians Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson dig at the premise of the new series: four black women, who coach white women on how to let out what the show’s trailer calls the “strong black woman” that is “trapped inside” of them.
"The Intervention," produced by Williams, Robinson and Jonathan Mayer, features the funny lady duo interviewing white women walking through Union Square Park in New York City. Their first question draws a variety of serious and silly responses, some half-joking some half-mortified.
“What’s the name of the black woman inside you?” throws a few interviewees far out of their comfort zone right off the bat. That is, aside from the woman who answers “Laetitia" without skipping a beat.
Williams and Robinson later instruct ladies on the street to "put on these headphones like a black girl,” to which one woman can't help but reply, “I feel like that’s offensive.”
The video concludes with coronations, as the two comedians bequeath their subjects with black womanhood.
And Williams doesn't hold back her sarcasm, “By the power invested in me, on the behalf of Oprah Winfrey and Alfred Woodard, you are now officially a black sister.”
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