"Awkward Black Girl" ~ Episode 8

Yesterday, Issa Rae & Co. finally returned with the long-awaited Episode 8 of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.  Have a gander.


Now, when last we chatted about the fierce Fred vs. White Jay debate, White Jay was runnin' this town.  He was straight up killin' it.  But it seems Episode 8 just delivered some serious, much-needed ammunition for #teamfred.

I feel bad for the menfolk watching this series and reading the women's comments.  Man, we are some fickle heffas, aren't we?  Have you ever seen so many turncoats in your life?  Along with the endless, "I told you so's" from #teamfred, I lost track of how many times I saw comments begin with, "I used to be all about #teamwhitejay, but now...."

What kills me is the game-changer: Fred playing the guitar.  For many of the #teamwhitejay traitors, that was their 30 pieces.  'Twas their kryptonite, if you will.

Now...I had my share of guitarists during my wayward youth, so I can't really laugh about that.  I'll be the first to admit the guitar is a lethal weapon, though I'm more of an electric guitar fan.  Either way, I can understand perfectly well where these ladies are coming from, especially since actor Madison T. Stockley III was channeling Terrence Howard in The Best Man.


Reminds me of the seriously unhealthy crush I had on ole Mista Terrence. *shivers delightfully*

However, it should be noted that staunch members of #teamwhitejay are hell-bent on getting the last word.  The question they all want answered is: Why did Fred wait to make a move after someone else already did?  My question is: Aren't Fred and White Jay supposed to be friends?

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  1. Saw it yesterday :) Whilst Fred was uber-impressive with the guitar (because of him I have decided to fast and pray for a flamenco guitar playing husband), was not pleased at J ignoring white J's phone call. Just never liked guys who only make a move after they've seen you having fun with another man - thumbs down! And white J is both quirky and likes that she's quirky - thumbs up!

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  2. was not pleased at J ignoring white J's phone call.

    Didn't like that either. That was just cold.

    Just never liked guys who only make a move after they've seen you having fun with another man

    HATE that. Don't they realize how selfish that is? They put you in a complicated situation in which you may end up hurting a person who's completely innocent.

    Feeling so bad for White Jay right now.

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  3. I don't know what it is about a guitar (especially electric). Playing it well makes guys more attractive imo. I don't even understand why, either. I feel like a living cliche lol.

    I, too, questioned the friendship between White Jay and Fred. They obviously aren't that close.

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  4. Never seen/heard of Akward Black Girl until now. Looks like I have some catching up to do, because that was pretty funny.

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  5. As (self) appointed representative of Team White J (REPRESENT!!!!!!), the last few episodes made me go from feeling indifference for Fred to outright disgust.

    It may be possible that I despise Fred more than Nina. OH YES! I went there.

    If Fred had been making a move for J from the jump and WJ had come into the picture and it just happened to be a case of two fine ass men after the same girl, that would've been one thing. That would've even been cool. Let the best man win and all that.

    My thing is why in the hell did it take WJ manning up and making a play before Fred miraculously decided that he was into J?

    When he had a clear opening, he didn't do a damn thing but then when another suitor makes a play (HIS BOY NO LESS), suddenly he realizes he's into her.

    That's a punkass move if there ever was one.

    And J is stupid enough to fall for that crap. I got no sympathy for her ass either.

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  6. I'm still #TeamWhiteJay, but I can understand why J fell for Fred's trap. I mean, come on, she's had a crush on him forever. How can she say no when he finally makes a move? I get it, White Jay is awesome and awkward enough to get her, but they've just met. She hasn't had time to fantasize about him, to dream about him... Fred occupies that spot for now. So yeah, she's not being logical, but in her situation most of us would've done the same mistake.
    As for Fred, I used to love him but man, dick envy isn't pretty. I agree with everyone else... My two cents though, I probably wouldn't have fallen for the guitar act. He looked creepy imo lol

    I can't wait for the next episode. J is amazing, I've never identified with a character so much! I even donated more than $100 so that the show can continue, that's how much I love ABG. I'm glad that you give this web series a little publicity.

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  7. Does anyone else remember that show, "Hey, Monie!"?

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  8. Just never liked guys who only make a move after they've seen you having fun with another man

    HATE that. Don't they realize how selfish that is? They put you in a complicated situation in which you may end up hurting a person who's completely innocent.


    I hate that too. And I think folks who fall for that are idiots. Always better to go with the person who saw your awesome from jump than someone else who had to be sheepled into it, all things being equal.

    I'm with Neo (Go #TeamWhiteJ). Fred just looks more like a cock-blocking, dog in a manger (I think he just wants Jaye away from White J, not that he's really interested in her. I've experienced that from a number of BM who left Air Jordan prints on my back to get to the light/White girls who suddenly noticed I existed when Chad started hollering) shithead to me now.

    Oh, and Jaye'd best prepare herself for when Fred loses interest in her. Because that is the backfire of dealing with someone who only notices you when another person shows interest. When that person is now your only suitor, I bet the shiny on you wears off pretty quickly to them.

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  9. @Witchsistah, a lot of my fellow black women have said that the phenomenon that you describe is amplified if the man who decides to pay attention to you is non-black.
    Friends with white or Asian boyfriends have said how people come out of the woodwork to claim that they always had feelings/thought they were cute, etc. as soon as they get settled with someone else non-black.
    I'm quite sure that if any of them had been silly enough to listen, they'd be sitting at home alone right now.

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