On the most recent episode of CBS All Access' The Good Fight, the partners of Reddick, Boseman, & Lockhart found themselves (or, for legal reasons, composites inspired by themselves) center stage and in the spotlight of a provocative play titled C**ksucker in Chains.
By the time we meet playwright Jumaane Jenkins (stage alum Jon Michael Hill), it's clear that he himself is reminiscent of a someone else: Slave Play scribe Jeremy O. Harris. The similarities don't end there; the fictional play borrows many themes and elements from Harris' Broadway work, from the exploration of dominance in interracial relationships to the use of a certain NSFW prop.
A disruption during a post-show talkback was also lifted—almost verbatim—from a real incident at the Golden Theatre that went viral.
Harris live-tweeted the episode as he watched, voicing his support and additional commentary. See below for some his thoughts—including his admiration for Audra McDonald, the episode's connection to his Off-Broadway show "Daddy", and his notes for wardrobe.
Further down, take an exclusive look at the author's note that was included in C**ksucker in Chains' prop Playbill, as penned by Good Fight staff writer Eric Holmes.
Wow Ronald Peet, the lead in Daddy, playing the playwrights main antagonist makes me very happy. pic.twitter.com/D6vJROyfBb— Former Broadway Playwright Jeremy O. Harris (@jeremyoharris) May 7, 2020
The Talkback Tammy scene is word for word! pic.twitter.com/UPNtVRFEZv— Former Broadway Playwright Jeremy O. Harris (@jeremyoharris) May 7, 2020