35 minutes | May 9, 2021

Episode 55: Marguerite Deserved Better

Peak Golden Girls scholarship here! In this episode on The Housekeeper, we praise Paula Kelly's performance as Marguerite, call out a couple of the laugh-out-lines, and spend some time critiquing the use of a racist trope here. On the flip side, the writer of this episode, Winifred Hervey, deserves a nod for recognizing that the Girls' stereotyping of Marguerite could be used against them, and boy was it ever. 

Morgan Parker's Magical Negro book of poems: https://tinhouse.com/book/magical-negro/ 

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