Pull Up A Seat To The Red Table

Jada Pinkett-Smith shows how family, friends, simplicity, and transparency make a great talk show.

Let’s talk about sex, baby. Jada Pinkett-Smith along with daughter Willow and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris put everything on the table, the Red Table. Red Table Talk welcomes three generations of women to talk about everything we do and don’t discuss at our own tables. The Facebook Watch series is as simple as it comes. No elaborate set or script needed, the series is authentic and transparent in content and appeal.

With the many changes to Facebook’s platform, the popular series is a hit and a needed win for the social media site. Give black women a platform and nothing but magic will happen. That magic includes self-care, honesty, and relatability. Already a household name, Jada Pinkett-Smith offers a more intimate look into her life and the women in it. This week at The Red Table, the ladies talk about sex— their own perceptions, experiences and even a mother sensing when her children lost their virginity. 17-year-old Willow Smith doesn’t shy away from taboo topics such as these. She talks about “vagina hairstyles” with her best friend and reveals her first exposure to sex was accidentally walking in on her parents in the middle of the act. What would be considered awkward and almost traumatizing, Willow compared the experience to walking in on her mother meditating.

Are topics like sex appropriate to talk about with your mother and daughter? Jada Pinkett-Smith makes it a point to talk about the good things, especially if she talks about all the terrible things that could happen when it comes to sex. What makes Red Table Talk sensational is the authenticity, the ability to see the willingness to understand from each generation. There was no sliding in the DM’s in Adrienne Banfield-Norris’ day nor was there the ability to talk to her mother about topics such as these. Jada Pinkett-Smith reveals her sex toy addiction to the ladies at the table, with her mother and daughter undoubtedly grasping an understanding. How often does that happen in real life?

On the quest for self-love, self-help, transparency, and growth, women have the chance to pull up a seat to the Red Table.

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