I’m not sure what to make of new Lifetime reality show Girlfriend Intervention—I can only marvel at how it somehow exists. The premise of the show is that four fashionable black women intervene to make over the fashion and attitude of a white woman. The show’s trailer announces that “inside every white girl is a strong black woman waiting to bust out” and makes several generalizations about what “all black women” are like.
I definitely am not the only one who thinks the show feels off-base. Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams and comedian (and Bitch contributor) Phoebe Robinson hit the streets of Manhattan to make a video spoofing Girlfriend Intervention. The pair just premiered the video last night at their stand-up night in New York. Check it out:
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