Entangled with You
Genre: situational comedy.
Created/Directed/Produced by Caryn K. Hayes
Starring: Loren Lillian, Kathryn Taylor Smith, Crystal Coney, Jes Meza, Shannan Leigh Reeve, David
What is it about: A lesbian black woman breaks up with her girlfriend and moves in with a heterosexual Black woman, who too has experienced a breakup after getting a sexually transmitted infection from her dude, and they instantly become friends.
What Makes this Smart: Lesbian and straight-women relationships seems so much like novel ideas. I mean, television will do straight male-straight girl roommates or gay male-straight woman roommates but the idea of two women (or men even) with different sexual orientations being friends with one another appears to be unheard of in Hollywood. In my opinion this series does a good job in normalizing what are essentially normal relationships. And it kind of reminds me of Kate and Allie – if Allie had ever came out the closet. Plus with 19 million new sexually transmitted infections every year – and a sizable portion being women – it’s good to see a series bring the topic out of the shadows and away from the stigma.