WHY IS FINESSE MITCHELL SHOWING UP ON MY BLOG?
As some of you know, I also work with a site called Look to the Stars. Since I joined them over a year ago, I’ve been asked to conduct some great interviews as well as contribute some of our good-guy athletes to their growing database of celebrities doing good deeds. A few months back, I interviewed writer/director Amy Sewell about her new film ‘What’s Your Point Honey?’
- ‘The film puts a new face on political leadership by introducing seven possible contenders coming down the pipeline, while revealing inequalities that still exist today. Six years ago, with the support of the The White House Project, CosmoGirl! launched Project 2024, an initiative to get more young women involved in politics so that we could see a day when just as many women as men run for the highest office in the country – getting beyond gender to agenda.’
In my discussion with Amy, the idea was born that Look to the Stars start a ‘Honey’s We Love’ column where we interview men (Honeys) who stand for gender equality. Now, it takes a mighty-mighty-fine man to earn a Honeys title, so for me, it was a no brainer to get Finesse Mitchell on the Honeys list.
Finesse was a regular on SNL (2003-2006). He killed me then and he kills me now-without hesitation one of the best comedians we got around at the moment. He has a dating advice column for women in Essence magazine, has written a funny-yet informative- book called ‘Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much,’ has appeared in ‘Mad Money’, ‘Who’s Your Caddie’ and ‘The Comebacks.’ And after attending Chris Webbers Bada Bling (for the third year in a row) I noticed something remarkable about Finesse Mitchell (Aside from the fact that he is always at charity events).
I, like Finesse, love to sit back and people-watch. One thing that enticed me to nab him for a Honeys interview, was his interaction with his fiancée Jessica. Over the course of several days, I never once saw Finesse walk ahead of his girl. I never once saw him without her by-his-side. And when I say ‘by his side’ I mean both literally and as an equal. I’ve covered many events and seen way too many celebrities and/or athletes with wandering eyes, who treat their women like a ‘trophy wife’ or ‘arm-piece’ and walk ahead of them as if their women weren’t equal. This was not the case with Finesse. And after interviewing him, I know I was correct in my assessment of him.
Read the interview at Look to the Stars where Finesse explains his reason for the Essence column, what his guilty pleasures are, and what his ‘most treasured possession’ is.
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