The People v. O.J. Simpson is Showing How Nasty Pop-Culture Has Been to Marcia Clark

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

The People v. O.J. Simpson is showing how nasty pop-culture has been to Marcia Clark

Last night’s episode, titled Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, was a powerful looked at the sexism the O.J. Simpson prosecutor experienced -- "without bending over backward to make Clark likable or soft,” says Alyssa Rosenberg. She adds: "The way The People v. O.J. Simpson treats Clark is striking not just with the benefit of time, but also given the way Clark has been portrayed in the media. Last year, the ostensibly feminist comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, about a woman (Ellie Kemper) who escapes from a cult and moves to New York, ended with series co-creator Tina Fey playing a version of Clark who was not just viciously stupid but also sexually odd.” Rosenberg notes that Fey's portrayal is consistent with how Clark has been depicted over the past two decades, including on SNL. PLUS: The “devastating truth” behind Clark’s leaked topless photos, how accurate was this week’s episode?, and Sarah Paulson talks about the Marcia Clark episode.


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