It is no surprise that hip hop is homophobic and the recent hit show Lie to Me on Fox tackled that subject in the matter of an hour-along giving The L Word lovers a taste of Jennifer Beals.
Beals guest starred in the recent episode as Assistant U.S. Attorney Zoe Landau investigating an arson case intertwined with cheating spouses and a news reporter caught in the middle. More importantly, her role could be a reoccurring one because she plays the mother of Dr. Cal Lightman's daughter Emily.
What caught my eye was the case Lightman’s protégé Ria Torres was dealing with. The death of a hip hop producer, murdered presumably because he switched camps. In hip hop lingo that means he stopped working for one rapper and decided to work for another, usually an enemy. Torres and her partner on the case uncovered the truth about the producer’s sexuality and the price of fame an artist in the world of hip hop has to pay if they want to be famous.
It was like a hip hop love story gone wrong. When money and power is threatened, some people will do anything to maintain the façade of the womanizing, money-grubbing and 'hood rich gangster to keep the cash flow rolling in.
Lie to Me airs every Wednesday night at 8 p.m.