Sex/Life is now a reality! Now, you know what this daring, transgressive and sexy show has to offer – which is a lot – and, after our chat with Sarah Shahi and Stacy Rukeyser, we had the pleasure of interviewing its star Margaret Odette. We talked about Sasha, her character, diversity and WOC representation. Ready?
Like you see, we were curious to know what it meant to Margaret Odette, as a Black woman, to play Sasha, a free woman who lives her life and sexuality on her own terms and we just love her response. We need more characters like Sasha, more visibility of women’s sexuality, of our desires, especially from WOC.
Also, we wanted to find out what was her favorite moment of this season, her favorite story and what she liked the most about Sasha, what she wanted the world to learn from her. And we could not say goodbye to her without asking why she thinks that these human stories, full of desire, fear, fantasy, past, present and future were stories that should be told, that we should see and live.
We can add little to what Margaret Odette told us. Sometimes, when an artist is speaking to you from her experience, with sincerity, truth and passion, with conviction, you just have to listen and learn because everything you say is too much. So we stayed, gawking at Margaret Odette and listening to her voice, her story, her experience.
We were surprised that such a young voice has such clear ideas, goals for the future and to hear her speak so lovingly about Sasha, with so much enthusiasm about what she meant not only to her, but how important she is in that a character as Sasha exists, we were completely dazzled.
We are fans of Margaret Odette. And Sasha fans.