This is a little rant of mine that I posted on Tumblr and decided to also post here.
I don’t do a lot of ranting, but with this video [Pictured on the left] I simply have to.
It’s not about the video itself. It’s actually very cute. It’s the fact
that the video is about Rizzoli AND Isles and has BOTH Angie AND Sasha
in it, yet People.com titled it “Angie Harmon: Even the Dead Should Get Pedicures.”
Was Sasha not in the video? Are they not promoting Rizzoli and Isles TOGETHER?
Now I understand that Angie is the one who talked about the dead
getting pedicures, but it’s the title of a video that they’re both in.
They’ve completely ignored the other half of the “team.” Even the
subtitle mentioned Timothy Hutton’s appearance in it but NOT Sasha! That
Now I know you’re probably thinking, “Hey, relax. It’s not really a
big deal.” Normally I would agree with you, however I know there are a
lot of fans out there who have felt, as I do, that Sasha’s been given
almost a secondary role in the media. Combine that with the fact that
this is the second television series that I’ve loved with two female
leads that has had the media make one actress take a back seat over the
one that they deem the “star.” The other was Renee O’Connor on Xena. At
least that show was named for only one of the characters. Rizzoli and
Isles are the two leads!
Angie has been on how many daytime talk shows in the last two years
and it wasn’t until the series third season that Sasha gets on The Talk
and Racheal Ray. This isn’t Angie’s fault. Please don’t think I’m
blaming her, because I’m not. Not at all. This is the media and
television studios, and it really upsets me.
Maybe Sasha doesn’t mind. In fact it wouldn’t surprise me if she
doesn’t, and If that’s the case then I completely respect that. It’s
just that when I saw that there was an “Angie” video, and then realized
it was both of them, It really bugged me that Sasha’s name was missing.