Scream Queens Is Kind Of Racist, But Emma Roberts Looks To Die For
Starting with a flashback from 1995, back when “Waterfalls” by TLC was like, totally everybody’s jam, a group of pledges gets an unfortunate surprise: one of their own has secretly had a baby in a bathtub. After berating their sister-to-be and giving “the baby some mojito to calm it down,” the sisters leave, only to return and discover that their friend is dead.
Cue the title sequence.
Now that we’ve been properly acquainted with Kappa Kappa Tau’s infamous past, we get to meet the leader of its infamous present: Chanel #1 AKA Emma Roberts.
Chanel is the self-identifying “Queen of Kappa Kappa Tow” and instead of sisters, she has minions. Her minions don’t have real names, and Chanel refers to them Chanel #2, #3, and #5. There was a #4, but she died. Later on in the pilot, Chanel’s described as evil to which she responds, “but I’m rich and I’m pretty so it doesn’t really matter.” From Chanel’s perspective, she’s untouchable – and if she wants to call the house maid “white mammy…because she’s basically a kitchen slave,” that’s exactly what she does. Repeatedly.
But then again, when your mentor’s gone on the record of saying, “alright, somebody turn me into Jada Pinkett Smith,” there’s only so much you can ask from a vapid sorority bitch.
While the unsavory aspects of Scream Queens ( which will most likely be labeled ‘satirical’ and ‘necessary for comedic effect’) may temporarily distract you from enjoying Fox’s cash cow of the season, you’ll probably end up loving it because Scream Queens delivers big on its promise: it’s funny, it’s bloody, it’s full of screams, and Emma Roberts looks amazing in literally every shot.
We fell in love with her when she was playing rich bitch Madison Montgomery in Season 3 of American Horror Story, and Chanel is cut from the same cloth…only worse. I won’t give away any spoilers, but let’s just say, it’s not just her looks that kill.
But real talk, doesn’t she just look fabulous in her Christan Siriano ready-to-wear? And don’t you think Chanel #5 is rocking her combo pink fur ear muffs, pink fur dress combo?
And what about later in the episode where she throws a belt around an old shag rug that she had lying around, calls it a dress, and totally pulls it off?
And what about when she wears an kilt-style houndstooth skirt with pink knee socks, a pink fur coat and an adorable little pink purse? I mean, how can somebody that cute be so awful?
Therein lies the beauty of Fox’s darling new show. So long as Emma Robert’s is involved, we can’t wait to see what happens next week.