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BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ Was A Hit

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By: Madam Prezident

I had the opportunity to tune into BET’s new series ‘Being Mary Jane.’ My thoughts were, “not bad.” The star line-up includes Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick and Lisa Vidal. Gabrielle Union plays a Successful black woman, single of course, and going through a midlife crisis. She’s dating married men, having booty calls, and masturbating in her office, you know ‘all that sista sh*t.’

As hard as writers strive to step outside the box with the character development of the ‘black woman’, so often we are still marginalized as powerful, but not marriageable. We’re intelligent, but not marriageable. Did you know that statistics show that the African American woman is the least desired woman in the world? African American men have the choice to date any woman in any race, but not the African American woman.

Find the time and watch BET’s new series, ‘Being Mary Jane’. The writers of the show, made it very clear that ‘this story is not every black woman’s story, it is the story of one black woman-Mary Jane. 

Being Mary Jane proved a winner for BET last night. The show’s 90-minute premiere Tuesday was the highest-rated show on cable and the second  highest-rated program on TV with a 2.0 rating. Only NBC’s America’s Got Talent did better in adults 18-49 last night with its 2.3 rating.

This is a story to which millions of modern women will both relate and respond. Mary Jane Paul is a one-woman machine: a successful TV news anchor, and an entirely self-sufficient powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn’t share her motivation.  Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles her life, her relationships, her work and commitments to her family.

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8 Comment

  1. I loved the show…I just hate BET though M.J. can expect me to tune in every week while she supports her shiftless family, cries on the shoulder of her gay neighbor and masturbates in her office.

    • so mad late! I posted about this like days ago! lol

    • I totally wasn't expecting something like this from BET.

    • Don't hate, LOL I'm just responding to the article. I watched the premiere and I also didn't expect it to be as good. Between this and Single Ladies ATL is on the map!

  2. I loved the show…I just hate BET though M.J. can expect me to tune in every week while she supports her shiftless family, cries on the shoulder of her gay neighbor and masturbates in her office.

  3. Loved it! Can't wait for it to start and them heading on Amazon to purchase the first season. Great job BET!

  4. Really? Black Women are the least wanted women according to stats …. Yea if you’re polling all non black men. Please don’t write another disgraceful remark like that again. Please think before you want to report degrading affirmations about black women. We are extremely desirable to our men. That’s all that matters. Who cares about how other races feel about us? Until we learn how to do better by one another and treat each other, we’ll always be the tail of the nation and not the head.

  5. I do agree

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