Monday, August 17, 2009
August 2009, Thoughts on Kendra: Lorie Ann
Why did I first reach for Kendra? Well, there was Coe's amazing reputation through Tyrell, and now she had chosen a female protagonist. Perfect! We need more female African American characters. The scale seems to tip to the male's experience.
I immediately was engaged by the baby mama story fourteen years down the road, from the child's point of view. What a fresh perspective, right?
The story problems are stacked one on another. What does a child do when a mother continues to place herself first. What does one do with an overbearing grandparent? Sexual attraction? Vast disappointment?
The rgz divas were psyched to try to feature this work. Thankfully, Coe was back from Switzerland.
Kendra is bringing great discussion to rgz. Thanks, Coe! Here's to more days ahead and rgz LIVE!