Scandal’s Olivia Pope is a woman of many feats, but one area she lacks in is girlfriends; the kind of the melanin persuasion. Yes, she has Abby and Huck, but neither of them can relate to her experience as a black woman in politics, sex, family, sex, career, and did I mention, sex. Here is a list of TV girlfriends Olivia needs to have on speed dial.
1. Claire Huxtable
Since Olivia lacked the mother she so desperately needed, why not America’s favorite TV mom.
2. Maxine Shaw
The successful lawyer who realizes real lies when it comes to love and lust. She’d show Liv how to keep it strictly physical.
3. Rainbow Johnson
The caring mother and doctor could be Liv’s eccentric, yet sensible modern friend.
4. Pamela James
The around-the-way party type, Pam would be Olivia’s ride or die.
5. Jessica Pearson
Suits’ sole sista keeps the practice in check and could relate to Olivia’s corporate America landscape.
6. Dominique Deveraux
The original HBIC Dominique could be the shady auntie Liv shares wine and popcorn with.
7. Maya Wilkes
A dear friend the Girlfriends’ mom would keep it real with Liv, but with love.
8. Cookie Lyon
Everyone needs the felonious friend that knows somebody that knows somebody. Cookie gives Liv street cred.
9. Annalise Keating
Although she’s in her own mess, Mrs. Keating goes leaps and bounds to protect the ones she loves.
10. Tasha Mack
The mother went from rags to riches and isn’t afraid to get buck. She’d be play cousin Tasha to Olivia’s prim and proper.
11. Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor
Married twice, and can’t forget Walter Oakes, Jaleesa could school Liv on her many, many men problems.
12. Mary Jane Paul
The notable career woman experiences her own fits with life and love. She and Liv could exchange sob stories and business cards.
13. Lana Kane
Our lone animated character, Lana is a feminist spy bad ass who isn’t here for patriarchy.