“What does justice look like? 5’5″, brunette, great smile.”
So begins the trailer for “Fairly Legal,” USA’s new legal drama starring Sarah Shahi of “The L Word” as Kate, a former lawyer now working as a mediator. “Fairly Legal” — the title is a play on the term “barely legal” — also trills “justice never looked so good!” and employs the tag line “Less lawyer. More appeal.”
The other promos are just as sexist — why, we even get to see the panties on her law school-educated derriere!
And check out the poster for “Fairly Legal.” It’s rather … leggy.
Justice: do you want to bang it yet?
Don’t get me wrong: I’m happy a female lawyer is getting her own program. But like other TV shows before it, this promo totally leads with her being a Sexy, Sexy Lawyer instead of the fact that she’s, you know, a highly educated woman. For the love of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, why is how she looks so important? A dude starring in his own show — “House” for instance — would never get the sexypants treatment. [AfterEllen.com]
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