They ‘don’t get it’

The Washington Times Weekly - - Culture, Etc. -

“[Vic­to­ria] Jack­son said it’s im­por­tant that her [‘Satur­day Night Live’] col­leagues worked with her and tried to re­spect her be­liefs. Still, it was some­times hard to do com­edy when few — if any — of the writ­ers truly un­der­stood her faith and, thus, her strengths as a comic. ‘Stu­dio 60’ is do­ing a good job of show­ing this kind of ten­sion, she said. It also helps that Harriet Hayes is not be­ing por­trayed as ‘one of those Chris­tian clichés, some­body who has no brains and no tal­ent. They’re try­ing to make her a real per­son.’

“Still, Jack­son noted that there have been glitches that will puzzle tra­di­tional Chris­tians. Dur­ing one episode, a jour­nal­ist asks if Harriet would have trou­ble do­ing a sketch about pre­mar­i­tal sex. The born-again co­me­dian re­sponds: ‘I don’t have a prob­lem hav­ing pre­mar­i­tal sex. It might be the only sex that I ever have.’

“Maybe [Aaron] Sorkin and his team don’t get it, said Jack­son [. . .]. ‘They can’t con­ceive of hav­ing a ro­mance in­volv­ing a smart, at­trac­tive, funny wo­man who isn’t go­ing to com­pro­mise on what she be­lieves about sex,’ she said.”

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