“The Girlfriends reunite for their 20th Anniversary. The girls are back with a boom. The cast of Girlfriends took a nostalgic trip down the memory lane. As they all went way back to 2000 as they virtually reconciled on Friday. The vital cast of the loved sitcom constitutes Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, Golden Brooks, and Persia White. They took a Zoom call to commemorate the 20th anniversary and re-release of the show on Netflix.
The onscreen girls Joan, Toni, Maya, and Lynn from girlfriends were ecstatic as they sat clinking virtual drinks to catch up. The actress grown together in real life had a hearty chat about lasting footprints of Girlfriends tracing their lives as Black women. The preceding reunion was on screen last year on Black-ish. The video chat was their first uncensored reunion without a moderator, and the exhilarated sense of girls didn’t go unnoticed.
Every word does resonate
The girls tried to have a raw conversation with keeping their minds and tongues on a filter. “All four of us were so protective of what we were trying to say and I have to say that we as a cast constantly spoke up” and said ‘this doesn’t feel right’ mentions Ross. Brooks also adds “ We all come from four different walks of life and we had to honor each of our journeys and what the dynamic felt to us”
White remarks if someone saw something on the show that was unlikeable, the girls had a talk about it. White also mentions the struggle of how ‘We can’t win every battle’ as the women acted on their parts. It was made sure there wasn’t objectification of Black Women them being one. “And all our shades physically and emotionally we’re different” continues White. It was a gift the women were trying to share she concludes.
The girlfriends feel glorious enough about talking of the Black Women issues in early times. The girls mark a new journey as the sitcom re-releases on Netflix. Sister and Sister Moisha are some other sitcoms to add to the Netflix re-release list.