Affairs of the Heart
From "Scandal" 's climactic finale to the new ABC show "Mistresses," other women are back with a vengeance on our TVs. Sophia Nelson on why she's sick of the myth of the mistress.
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends. —Lord Byron
The introductory promo for ABC’s hot new dramatic summer series, Mistresses, promises: Attraction. Passion. Deception. It further promises to deliver a “provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery.” Okay. So sleeping with married men (and in this case, married women) is now a pathway to self-discovery? Oy vey! What are we coming to?