Last night’s episode of Scandal was the bonafide real deal TRUTH!! It was the hot oil in a black bottom skillet; the Kool in Kool-Aid! To quote one of our geniuses, it was “superbad, superslick” and it all came together so brilliantly under the direction of filmmaker Ava DuVernay! Please read my Ebony mag interview with this cinematic force of nature. Ava is so smart, fiercely her own woman, and all about Team Liv. I loved speaking with her!
“She greets me on the phone with a cool “Hey sis,” which is surprising considering the anxiousness of the two assistants who first answered the phone. Her voice is a calm pool of ease not offering even a hint of the tsunami brewing below. That tsunami being the demand for the director everyone wants to talk to, work with, read scripts with, act with and interview. She’s informed me that she has a conference call directly following and then a major writing session, and then another meeting. Since becoming the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival for her second feature, Middle Of Nowhere in 2012, Ava DuVernay has been on everyone’s…”