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Showtime Vs. Christianity


The Golden Globe Awards nominations have been announced, and once again, the Hollywood judges really know how to find the worst junk to honor. Two nominations went to stay-classy Showtime’s program called “SMILF,” which stands for “Single Mother I’d Like to F—.” The show’s lead actress is also its creator and executive producer. Her name is Frankie Shaw, and she says she picked this profane title as a “deliberate” feminist move to take back the sexist phrase “MILF” from objectification by males. Try deciphering that one.

Obviously, the executives of (CBS-owned) Showtime also designed it to nudge people to click on it because they know it’s going to be dirty, or as the critics call it, “a raw, honest look at the life of a 20-something single mom.” Shaw insists, “If it offends you, don’t watch.” That’s also a sound bite designed to sell the program to Showtime’s subscribers.

The feminist site Refinery29 hailed Shaw’s character, Bridgette, as “TV’s Most Important New Character.” One of the dominant themes is the character having suffered sexual abuse by her father when she was a child. Another is a serious — and predictable — loathing of religion, specifically Christianity.

When the show debuted a few weeks ago, in the first few minutes viewers watched Bridgette yelling at Rafi, her baby’s father, for saying a bedtime prayer with their 2-year-old son. She says: “Knock it off. … there’s no praying in this house!” In the second episode, she’s at a group rehab session, and when they say…Read More

Lakeem Khodra
Lakeem Khodra
News Writer/Contributor at Tyranny News @lakeemk

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