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Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Kerry Washington

By Andrea Plaid

Kerry Washington. Photo: Ernie Stewart/Retna Ltd. Courtesy: s2smagazine.com.

The R’s Managing Editor Arturo García and I confabbed last week about his adventures at the Democratic National Convention. He regaled me with some blogger star-gazing and gossip, meeting Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, the voting implications of The Tumblr Generation and the Occupy Movement, and the panties-throwing during former POTUS Bill Clinton’s speech. And Kerry Washington.

“Did you get to meet her?” I asked.

“No, but she looks good on the big screen,” he said.

I have to agree: in my big-screen movie, I’d cast Washington as Helen of Troy or Cleopatra, not only because she looks good (a vital attribute of you’re going to cast someone as two legends of human pulchritude, just as you’d cast a beautiful someone as Adonis) but also because she is good–and her work on Scandal and in real-life politics are why.

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