There has never been a show that affected me as much as Sweet/Vicious. The show helped me with my healing from my sexual assault and I will forever be grateful that it showed me that I didn’t need to be a victim. I was a survivor, but I was still me.
I was still great.
MTV took away the show too soon, and I will forever be pissed at that.
But series creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson has always know that we needed more. She never gave up on fighting for the survivors, for the fans, and for the people she has changed through her creation. And I say that with confidence, because I know how she has changed me. She is partnering with Black Mask Studios and has announced that Jules and Ophelia will live on – in the pages of a comic book that will debut in 2019.
Take my money.
In the wake of everything happening in the world – the Kavanaugh hearings, the #MeToo movement, and more – Jules and Ophelia couldn’t be returning at a better time. We need hope. We need to feel some sense of control. And I know that some of you think that a comic book can’t do that.
But I disagree.
Watching the Kavanaugh hearings – Robinson had the outlet to do something.
“I was basically crying all day. I didn’t know what to do, so I started writing the comic. I was watching her testifying and him testifying, and in my brain, I was just listening to Ophelia and Jules talking about it,” she said.
And we will forever be thankful that she does have the outlet.
The cover of the comic book was designed by Skylar Patridge.
“When I saw Skylar’s piece of Jules and Ophelia, my heart almost burst. She really nailed their essence in a way that made it feel like I was looking at two friends I hadn’t seen in a very long time. I am so overwhelmed by the immense talent of all four of these incredible artists. Emily, Maria, and Kiki captured Jules and Ophelia in their own way, with such raw intensity—while still representing the fun, anarchistic feeling of the series.” Robinson told Vanity Fair.
Thank you Jenny, for bringing back my heroes. I can’t wait for the comic!