Mary Jane Has Issues, Y’all: BET Debuts ‘Being Mary Jane’ Season One Teaser

November 8, 2013  |  

Back in October we told you that BET’s new series, Being Mary Jane, starring the beautiful Gabrielle Union, would be debuting on the popular network January 7th. As you may recall, we were first introduced to Mary Jane Paul through an two-hour pilot movie, which aired back in July.

I guess the folks over at BET figured they’d left us is in the dark long enough, so they released a 30-second teaser titled, “Drowning in her own thoughts,” to remind us just how much of a mess Mary Jane’s life actually is. In the trailer, Mary Jane disrobes and sinks into a bathtub full of yellow post-it notes. On the notes are quotes and affirmations including:

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

“Open to love.”

“Feed your soul.”

“I trust me.”

Clearly, homegirl still has a lot of issues that she needs to work out. And we of course, will be tuned in week after week to see how she navigates through them all. In the December 2013 issue of ESSENCE, the actress behind it all opened up about her character in the film, and revealed that she hopes that watching Mary Jane’s life play out on-screen will broaden people’s horizons in regard to sexuality.

“I hope it widens the conversation. I hope people will be more forgiving of those who explore their sexuality unapologetically,” Gabrielle said.

“It would be very easy to label Mary Jane a ho a freak , a ho, whatever. But enjoying sex doesn’t make you a ho,” she continued, referencing that infamous scene where Mary Jane pleasures herself before going on a date to tame her sexual desires.

Check out the Being Mary Jane teaser on page two. Will you be tuning in January 7th when it airs?

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