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Being Mary Jane…I like the show but it promotes premarital sex!


Being Mary Jane

In case you missed it, BET’s original scripted series, Being Mary Jane starring Gabrielle Union aired last night after much fanfare.

Many are wondering if the show is “life imitating art” as Union’s character is in love with and can’t let go of a married man. The show addresses infidelity, adultery and premarital sex as the norm for a successful black woman. This depiction is both disturbing and somewhat unrealistic.

Union’s character secretly yearns for a man and family of her own but sees this goal as unattainable due to the perplexed marriage to her career.

Last night’s show was the first of eight series, my question is…will you continue to watch?

100 thoughts on “Being Mary Jane…I like the show but it promotes premarital sex!”

  1. I think the show was entertaining but can we please get a woman of color who has her life together and NOT fuckin with a married man?

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    1. I think the show was entertaining but can we please get a woman of color who has her life together and NOT fuckin with a married man?
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      I agree…why does a black woman’s “complexity” seem to come from drama with men they can’t have. I like the show but being in a long term relationship I think I’m losing my ability to relate to this type of messiness…

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      1. Really great show!

        And I do agree with Lexy that this show plays into the messiness that is life sometimes. Nothing far-fetched. One of the hottest topics of discussion is black women and men/marriage. There’s no denying it.

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      2. I like the show but being in a long term relationship I think I’m losing my ability to relate to this type of messiness…
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        AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. She was pist when old boy found him a back up chick after she canceled on him
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      What got me is that she was mad but they aren’t in a committed relationship! They were just…you know….anyway…she is a friends with benefit to so how can she be mad?

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      1. She was pist when old boy found him a back up chick after she canceled on him
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        Dude peeped game when ol married dude pulled up trying to type in the code. She should have just kept it real and told him the truth.

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      2. so how can she be mad?
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        Thats the..complexity. She cant be but she IS. Its irrational. :shrug: Just like being who she is..”on paper” and to her family and coworkers versus who she really is to herself!

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      3. Dude peeped game when ol married dude pulled up trying to type in the code. She should have just kept it real and told him the truth.
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        Yes but … She was peeping out the window.. 😆 Thats shows her..immaturity really. I knew she wasn’t gonna tell the truth when she lied upon realizing it was Omari. 😆

        Did yall watch the intimate moments thing?

        “Never Answer” explained that he loved MaryJane BUT not more than he loves himself so.. 😡

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      4. so how can she be mad?
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        Yeah how can she be mad when they both screwing other people?

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  2. For once can we get a show where the single women don’t take their advice from Steve Harvey and keep their legs closed until they are married?

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    1. For once can we get a show where the single women don’t take their advice from Steve Harvey and keep their legs closed until they are married?
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      CoSign!!!!!!

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  3. Stop casting your pearls before swine Ladies….so you can stay out of the abortion clinics and protect yourself from being infected with HIV or some other venereal disease.

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      1. Hey everyone……I see I need to get out and stop reading these comments now cause I have yet to watch the show tonight.

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  4. Have not watched it but I need to check it out. Gabby only has one mode when it comes to acting which is why I stopped watching things with her in it.

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      1. I was to into The Haves and The Haves Not!
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        MJ came on after The Haves and The Haves Not! I watched BOTH!!!

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      2. I was to into The Haves and The Haves Not!
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        MJ came on after The Haves and The Haves Not! I watched BOTH!!!
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        Me2

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      3. I was to into The Haves and The Haves Not!
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        The Tuesday show line ups on BET and OWN are hot I tell ya.

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  5. I’m looking forward to the season…I didn’t like the shower scene at the end of the show though but I’m curious to see how the wife acts now…it is a tad bit scandalish BUT I think they have done enough to separate themselves from Scandal…

    I enjoyed the show last night and the previews look great so far

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  6. I had to take a nap to make it 😥 but I watched! 🙂 I love it. I love the complexities of the characters. Kudos Mara Brock Ackil.

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  7. I enjoyed the show. I can separate real life for entertainment. Some things irked me but overall what else is really popping that is scripted right now?
    I think Gabby has a clause that says must show my 😆 at least once a show. She looked good.

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  8. I really enjoyed it. I already knew I would. Mara Brock Akil is a beast. I hate that the fine dude wants to be around and treat her all good, but doesn’t want to commit. If they aren’t in a relationship what in the hail was he doing in her house when she got home from saving her suicidal friend? I fear married dude is going to be around a while. Too bad for poor Mary Jane. I’m with Mary Jane’s dad. I agree that mama needs to just go ahead and die already.

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    1. I’m with Mary Jane’s dad. I agree that mama needs to just go ahead and die already.
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      The mother is a real nagging pain in the azz.

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    1. Omari Hardwick is FINE by the way
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      He is fine 😆 I probably would have broke him off too 😆 He would have had to take that ring off tho.

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      1. Omari Hardwick is FINE by the way
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        I agree but a fine ass married man ain’t worth going to hell for 😆

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      2. Omari Hardwick is FINE by the way
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        Omari lost weight! He was much finer? in the movie! He still look good tho.

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  9. Mara Brock writes for The Game too,right? her name sounds familiar…
    I like how Oraquick is making sure to get their coins in. Seems like every commercial break was their advertisement. 😆 b/c you know there were kids in high school up watching last night too

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  10. The show addresses infidelity, adultery and premarital sex as the norm for a successful black woman. This depiction is both disturbing and somewhat unrealistic.

    She has two fine mens to fuck whats a girl to do 🙂

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  11. Gabbys has no range with her acting so basically she is sleeping with a married man (life imitated art) and she is financially helps her family…same roles she just added some knock off scandal flare…not interested

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  12. It was a good show. Gabby fits Mary Jane to the Tee. I don’t understand what she meant when she talked with Oprah about missing out on Olivia Pope. but Good show

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  13. ?#BeingMaryJane tweets:

    #BeingMaryJane tweet. I am not going to encourage fornication, adultery or homosexuality. Period.?

    #BeingMaryJane Where is all this “class” you preach, Miss @itsgabrielleu? Sex in a gym shower with a married man is not entertaining.

    @itsgabrielleu A strong woman knows her worth & will not be a pawn in a married man’s sexual chess game or his wife’s pain. #BeingMaryJane

    @itsgabrielleu Look what fornication got u & @DwyaneWade. A child born out of wedlock to a jumpoff. An 18-year headache. #BeingMaryJane

    Amen!!!!!

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    1. Let’s focus on her sleeping with a married man and that is that
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      😆 So let’s forget that her produces aired these old folks dying on air like a bootleg Titanic, forget her mama being annoying but about to die, forget her friend trying to OD on Flinstones like Fantasia (SHOUT TO NASIR)… WE FOCUSING ON THIS 😆

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      1. Let’s focus on her sleeping with a married man and that is that
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        Hail ain’t that the highlight of the damn show?

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    1. Mara Brock writes for The Game too,right? her name sounds familiar…

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      Yup. She also did Moesha. The girl got story telling skills.

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  14. Many are wondering if the show is “life imitating art” as Union’s character is in love with and can’t let go of a married man. The show addresses infidelity, adultery and premarital sex as the norm for a successful black woman.

    Yeah Tra it’s real that folks have messy relationships regardless to how successful they are.

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    1. The show is good but the reality is some sistahs living that “I’m satisfied with being a HO life”
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      The debil is a liar!

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      1. The show is good but the reality is some sistahs living that “I’m satisfied with being a HO life”
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        Hell yeah and I know alotta sistahs willing 😆

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  15. I couldn’t take the conversation between her and the man’s wife in her office. If my husbands mistress would-a answered all them questions with a YES I would kill my husbands ass after 1st dragging Gabby’s ass all through her office. 😡

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  16. Gabby’s role is LIFE IMITATING ART? WHY? Cause she started out fucking a married man and now she’s engaged to that same man who just had a baby with his side chick. and you know something is wrong cause she ok with it.

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  17. Like the show but couldn’t relate to the last scene when she gave into the married man in the gym shower 😡 I thought “damn that bitch is weak”

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