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Scandal Actor Says Wife Not Too Thrilled With S*x Scenes With Kerry Washington

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kerryLast night was the season finale of ABCs hit show “Scandal” with Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope and Tony Goldwyn as her married lover, who also happens to be the president.

Steamy s*x scenes were shown of the two characters played by the actors. Tony Goldwyn says that his wife never watches the show because of the steamy encounters between Olivia Pope and the President.

Goldwyn mentioned this while appearing on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens”. He said, “The honest answer is, my wife doesn’t watch it,” adding, “She watched the pilot and thought it was great, but yeah…I don’t encourage it.”

During the finale, the President tells Olivia that he wanted to marry her and move her into the White House and he wanted her to create a scandal that would have his beloved followers, hating his current wife, so that it would be a smooth transition for his next term. He even goes as far as telling the fictional First Lady his plans to kick her to the curb. In the end with much backlash from his counterparts, he goes running right back into the arms of his wife.

This whole turn of events can be correlated to that of the house Negro and her master, when a black woman was good enough to take care of the master’s children, cook the meals, give him a little bit, and then go back to where she came from. In Olivia’s case, she is good enough to cover up his lies and schemes, and give him a little trim, but in the end she will always be the other woman, the Safreeta Mae, if you will.

Many have questioned the many complexities of Shonda Rhimes’s writing for the show. But the writing may have been intentional, exposing what still happens in modern day society with black women and men of other races. Black woman of all nationalities have always been the object of a white man’s desire, the fantasy, but being with a black woman, has for the most part, remained taboo to many. Sure you have black women and white men that defy the odds in the new millennium, but it does not come without a price.

So it is not surprising to hear that Goldwyn’s wife is not too keen on the sex scenes. Just looking at it from a husband and wife standpoint, I would not want my husband touching another woman like that either. It makes for awkward conversation at the dinner table. Goldwyn says that the love scenes are just a part of the job, but where do you draw the line between reality and make-believe?

Asa Lovechild is an accomplished actress and singer out of New York City and a supporter of  One Billion Rising

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  1. Christopher

    June 23, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Given the history of this complex taboo and the stigmas associated with it, the inherent complications that the ethnic backgrounds present in terms of relating to and communicating with one another about life, this issue is going to open up some fairly uncomfortable discussions.

    Personally, once I figured out that Kerry Washington was nothing more than a headlining Sally Hemings, I lost interest in the show. What I don’t get is the consistent defense that many Black women I have come across of this show and yet and still don’t understand why it is that they get mad at men who do this in real life?…. Confusing.
    Whatever the case may be, I say that Shonda Rimes isn’t all that “creative” as many make her out to be. It’s the same ol’ “black woman mistress” story with a little spin to it. Before I get too much flak for this comment, I also do not approve much of President Obama’s handling of the issues involving the Black community. It truly is a shame a lot of times the condescension that comes across from both him and his wife when speaking to the Black community as if they are less than the others that they help in this country.

  2. Felderrn

    June 24, 2013 at 5:54 am

    I agree with Christopher whole-heartedly. Why would Kerry Washington be marginalized like this?

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