Monster with an opera voice.
Also known as Morgan,
also known as Songlin.
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Asked by Anonymous:
Quick question-- weren't Lucy and Ricky from I Love Lucy the first interracial kiss? Star Trek is still pretty great tho, if so.
Ooh I’m not quite familiar with I Love Lucy. Do any of my followers have an answer for this?
Okay— you asked for it and I broke out my Library Science education.
Apparently, there’s actually a kiss in the “I Love Lucy” episode dated December 17th, 1951 according to IMDB— however, Kirk and Uhura is widely regarded as the first interracial kiss on US TV, and I will now break out my inner history buff to explain y’all a thing.
Back in the day, Hispanic-Americans were considered white— not by the average person, but legally. Then a Mexican-American dude shot another Mexican-American dude and when he went to trial, his entire jury was white. Of course, that was totally okay, because, obviously, he was “white” too, right? Anyhow, the case made it all the way to the supreme court—not because of the murder, because dude he totally killed that guy (apparently in broad daylight) but because they wanted to get the law fixed. That’s why, now-a-days, when you fill in your race on the standardized tests, if you are white you fill in the White/Caucasian (NOT Hispanic) button. (Sidenote: this makes the lives of mixed kids like me a bit complicated but I always go with Mexican seeing as I grew up there too). Because this case (Hernandez Vs. Texas) occurred in 1954 I can conclude that, while Lucy and Ricky totes did share a prior interracial kiss than Kirk and Uhura, at the time it would have legally been a couple of white peeps. So Star Trek gets the official credit because of law stuffs.
Actually, Kirk kissed an East Asian woman several episodes before (Elaan of Troyius). So while it’s not the first interracial kiss on the American tellyvisions, it is the first between Black and white actors. Additionally, four years before Plato’s Stepchildren, a British soap featured an interracial romance that was decidedly not forced together via telekinesis.
Interestingly, the Kirk/Uhura kiss received virtually no negative feedback. The only complaint the cast has mentioned came from one white southerner who wrote, "I am totally opposed to the mixing of the races. However, any time a red-blooded American boy like Captain Kirk gets a beautiful dame in his arms that looks like Uhura, he ain’t gonna fight it."
also, my kingdom for the outtake where Kirk flubbed the bit and shook Uhura and shouted “I! WON’T! KISS! YOU!” in his best Shatnerian melodrama
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