No network show before or since UPN/CW’s “Girlfriends” has been as instrumental in diversifying the way audiences viewed contemporary black women. If “Living Single” opened the door for new representations, urging America to realize our range of personal styles, shapes, sizes, and libidos, “Girlfriends” knocked that door off its hinges. It left few risqué topics unturned, from chlamydia and HIV to mental illness, emotional infidelity, and cross-cultural adoption.
Everyone could identify with one of primary characters in one way or another. But here’s your chance to find out which of the women most closely resembles you. Take the quiz to find out.
1. You’ve been seeing a new guy, but he only answers his phone between the hours of noon and 1 p.m. or 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. What do you do?
A. Pretend this isn’t a problem while spending every waking hour obsessing over it and asking friends for advice.
B. Recognize the behavior for what it is: a married man booty-call tactic.
C. “Do?” How is this a problem? You hate being tied down and are totally seeing a few other people. Seems like a win-win to you.
D. Loudly confront him in a public place. Be sure to call him nasty. And a heathen.
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