On my days off I always feel guilty about binge watching tv shows. I should be doing something productive, but once I am in love with a character there is just no going back.
In this case, I was binge watching MTV’s Sweet/Vicious. About two college girls Ophelia and Jules who become vigilantes. Jules realizes the university does nothing about the many reported rapes on campus.
Jules who was a victim of rape herself finds it hard to deal with the trauma, especially since her rapist was her best friend’s boyfriend. She decides to become a vigilante to make the victims feel safe and make the rapists feel the terror and the violation the victims felt. Ophelia discovers Jules on one vigilante outing and in exchange for not revealing Jules to the police, she offers to be her sidekick. her Robin (not Robin because Robin is a bitch) to Jules’ Batman.
Ophelia’s quirky friendship helps Jules deal with her trauma.
Jules’s rape was dealt in a realistic way, despite the hijinks thrown in.
So much so that when Nate (Jules’ rapist) was justifying that the rape was consensual sex to his girlfriend Kennedy, I wanted to throw up. He was holding her against his chest, and he was stroking her hair like she was a puppy.
The expression on Kennedy’s face. void of any emotion except horror.
Suddenly I was overwhelmed by a memory of my molestation when I was younger. The smell of his body odor. The way he touched me. I just about threw up my lunch.
Sweet/vicious was an interesting show, interesting characters.
Sadly Sweet/Vicious had only one season with 10 episodes and left it with the possibility of Nate getting revenge!