OMG I watched Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner for the first time two nights ago, and I think I died and went to an intersectionality rave party.
Based on the commercials, I thought this show was going to be a train wreck. I cringed while watching Martha making suggestive comments about food to Snoop. I rolled my eyes as Snoop made a half-assed joke that highlighted the fact that he was the complete opposite of Martha’s pre-incarceration career.
Can you believe that she’s the only one of the two of them that has been to prison!?!?!
Anyway, eventually the show came on. Within the first 5 minutes I was laughing at the reactions of the two dinner guests, comedians Mike Epps and Kathy Griffin. They too seemed to have been surprised by the mind-bending bond that Martha and Snoop share.
It’s so crazy to think that in a show based entirely on the intersectionality of practically every concept could be so awesome. This show positions everything up against its opposite: male and female, black and white, convict and (assumed) criminal suspect. The result is a phenomenal party of beautiful food-art, instruction, music and comedy. At one point Martha and the DJ who was of some South Asian descent were dancing to Drama’s performance of Broccoli!!! That is intersectionality overload!
This show is exactly what we need in our world that highlights our differences without celebrating them. We need to reject the ideas that we have nothing in common with other people because we have different political views, like different music, have different upbringings or criminal histories. Rather than forcing ourselves to learn from each other, let’s try to at least begin with learning to have fun with each other.
In the end, epic joy and true acceptance of people was the main course. If you’re looking for a funny way to challenge your views of the world you live in… check out this show. It’s my new favorite escape.
And it’s been renewed for a 2nd season!
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