Kace posted an update 1 month ago
Mia Kirshner is not exactly thrilled about the Jenny reveal this past Sunday.
Her reaction on Twitter…
“Nope. Jenny is not dead. That’s not the story that needs to be told about a survivor of sexual violence. It’s not a story that can be wrapped up and tied up with a bow. So no, she is not dead.”
“I heard about her “suicide” today and feel sick that this is how they dismiss the story about a survivor of sexual assault. So no. She’s not dead.”
“I won’t be coming back to the show. I’m so thankful to have been a part of the original series.”
Mia’s Twitter is @msmiakirshner
Ha. Sounds like a certain orange thing that can’t accept reality. In the script, she’s dead, so she’s dead. Mia needs to accept that the character was hated and killed off.
What I can’t figure out is that going INTO Season 6, she knew what was happening with Jenny and over a decade later declares she’s alive. I don’t think she means it “in spirit” either.
I agree with you, Kace. I totally understand why she would be angry about them calling it a suicide. She’s right about the writers just wanting to find a simple easy solution to her death so they don’t have to deal with it now. Calling it a suicide was a copout, but at the same time, to just totally ignore the fact that Jenny died in season six because she doesn’t like the explanation of her death doesn’t make much sense either. Of course, when you think about it…how many people on this site ignored the fact that Dana died, because they wanted her to be a survivor of breast cancer. They thought that storyline would be more inspiring. Maybe this is Mia’s reaction to the writers killing Jenny off in the first place. Too bad she didn’t say this ten years ago. It would have had more of an impact.
Many years ago, in an interview Kate Moening said that she thought that Season 6 was just a complete disaster. Knowing it was the final season, the writers wrote a basic who done it style death series knowing they would never answer the question. I think that Shane did not like the fact that she would be Jenny’s servant for most of the season. I really think that the way they presented Jenny as so mentally off balance in the final season was a real disservice to that character. If you didn’t like her before, you were beyond hate by the end of the 6th season. As far as Mia’s comments as to Jenny being a sexual abuse survivor? She could have used a lot more therapy. She used and disrespected every person she tried to get close to. Her revenge motivations and actions were just over the top – remember the vigina wig journalist? And what about Nicki? And her attitude that she was so much better than other people around her – her first director’s assistant and then Adella? Her behavior so much overshadowed her sexual abuse background. And in her way, she sexually abused others. It may not have been in a violent overpowering method. But using sex as a means of humiliation is beyond low. She was one character which I was glad to see die in her role. I think they spent way too much time on her sexual assault to begin with. I think they could have presented the issue more directly and had the issue addressed without all the dreams and imagination sequences. I believe that Chaiken wanted this to be a main thread in the show. However, the relationships between Bette and Tina and the main core of friends became the story.
One more thing….if you remember the film she produced for Bette and Tina’s farewell party. The ending where Jenny signs off very well could have been interpreted as being a suicide farewell. At that point in the series, she had no friends. She had lied and deceived and threaten every one of the cast members. But, I think she would have made a plea for help first and that was not in the show. The autopsy would have provided the answers – drugs or alcohol in they system? Bruises, cuts, scrapes and other body injuries? But that was not in the show either. In any case, Jenny was dead and her death has been pronounced officially as suicide. I think Mia can be proud of her performance as that character even if the story line was far from desirable.