DISCLAIMER *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her.*
(Visual Description of Episode) – The video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jump rope.
The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watching her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).
The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.
The episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a black and white patterned blouse with black pants and black strapped heels that tie at the top and has strings that create a zig-zag look on her foot. Her brown, short hair is worn down. She is wearing dark red lipstick. She is sitting in front of vintage, finished wood panels that create a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand. On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo to Aidan’s left with 3 pictures off to the left of pink hearts as trees in the pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors. To the right of the three pictures is a small black table against the wall that has a flower pot on it with green and pink flowers in it. On the table also sits two large letters, an “A” and an “M.” In front of the “M” is a coffee mug which reads,“#love.”
Did you guys catch the Golden Globe awards just a few weeks ago?
Did you see all of the gorgeous dresses, the fierce faces, the fancy hair-dos, and everyone with their beautiful jewelry and shoes?!?
(pictures appear on wall of various people on the red carpet at the award show)
I was like, I want one of those! Someday I will, you’ll see.
Anyway, what was going on with everyone wearing black?
(insert picture of Meryl Streep on the red carpet at the awards)
It was really Meryl Streep who announced and informed people in Hollywood and the Entertainment Industry to wear black as a way to take a stand and stop sexual misconduct against women. Enough is enough with the taking advantage of women.
(insert picture on wall of 4 women wearing black on the red carpet in solidarity)
So, that was the reason for wearing black. But behind that, many people called out Meryl Streep for remaining silent and not saying anything about the sexual misconduct. Many people were wondering why she didn’t take a stand. Meryl Streep responded, “Excuse me. Why don’t you call out Ivanka Trump and Melania Trump?
(insert two pictures on the wall of Ivanka and Melania Trump)
They’re in a far more significant position in representing Americans. They should be saying something, instead of being silent in regards to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
So Meryl Streep decided that it might just be the right thing to make a statement about women wearing black dresses. Then out of nowhere, Rose McGowan,
(insert picture on wall of McGowan on the red carpet wearing black)
one of the first women who came forward and let the world know about Harvey Weinstein sexual harassing and raping her, felt like Meryl was a contradiction because she did not say a word for months and then now suddenly decided to make a statement about wearing black.
(insert picture on wall of Amber Tamblyn on the red carpet wearing a black dress)
Amber Tamblyn chimed in and said, “Don’t be harsh at least she’s doing something about it.”
(insert picture of Milano wearing back on the red carpet)
Now, this leads to another incident with Rose being furious with Alyssa Milano because Alyssa said some positive remarks about Harvey’s Wife, Georgina Chapman.
(insert picture on wall of Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman)
Which then Rose then said to Alyssa, “Look at yourself. You’re a hypocrite!
Why don’t you go wear a Marchesa original which Georgina Chapman is the designer of under Weinstein’s company? And some believe they only were married for business purposes, which is why she chose to remain silent throughout the scandal. She turned a blind eye to the allegations against her husband because her dress line is under his company. There were a lot of unanswered questions circulating. That’s why people need to take it easy on Meryl because you have to understand Alyssa Milano is the host of Project Runway and Georgina Chapman is a judge on the show.
(insert picture of Milano and Chapman on Project Runway)
That’s why there was a lot of conflicting feelings going back and forth because Meryl Streep was trying to do the right thing. Alyssa Milano was trying to play both sides because of business relationships. So now you know the real scoop behind it all. WOW. But, I am happy that the situations that are occurring are making noise. Enough with the taking advantage and oppressing women through sexual assault that makes women feel uncomfortable.
Jobs can be taken away from women if they speak up. People are now seeing this, awareness is raised, and hopefully, it will get better.
Thank you for watching my show!
And thank you, Casey and Domenick, for interpreting this into English!
(The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!” (music fades)
The Aidan Mack Show logo appears again. (dark blue and black background) with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.) A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.)