The film sees her angry rejection of a white woman "stealing" a Black man as an unfounded sentiment that needs to be corrected; in fact, Sara and Derek are happily back together by the end of the movie.
Chenille is not allowed to simply bristle at their relationship, she must instead be a single teen mom who is humbled because she can't get the father of her child to cooperate, leaving her jealous and bitter that a white woman can find happiness in an environment that has brought her pain.
, the character Malika Williams (Zuri Adele)—the only main cast member who is a Black woman—has a testy and impromptu date with a Black man who had, earlier in the day, declined to match with her on a dating app.
Although she'd been hurt by the initial rejection, Malika rallied when he later walked into the bar where she works.
Adeena's characterization is just one of a litany of comically offensive things about the episode.
In addition to being depicted as irrational for trying to keep the budding couple apart, Adeena is shown to embody all the characteristics of a "sassy Black woman." Carrie's voice-over even refers to her as a "loud-mouthed bitch." In a later scene in which Chivon defends his sister, (who we learn is his only remaining family), he alludes to her "issues" and implies that she is wrong to protest Samantha's demonstrated objectification of her brother.
Everything she says to Sabrina is a true reflection of Black women's experiences, and yet by choosing to make her delivery so comically overblown, dismisses her and her frustration over the sexual politics at play out of hand.
The show chooses to have her berate a literal stranger about her dating choices, entirely absent any context for either party.
In fact, Tami's initial reaction earlier in the episode upon seeing the famous actor with a white girlfriend is, "He be with a white girl," priming the audience to see the later confrontation as illogical and baseless; her reaction is presented not as an unfortunate mix of intoxicants and built-up social resentment but an unfounded envy of a white woman's Black partner.
It's a scene that rankles precisely because it is so cliche.
In "Champagne Papi," Van (Zazie Beetz) and her friends go to an exclusive house party supposedly hosted by Drake in an effort to meet the rapper and get a photo for Instagram.