Over at Texas Monthly, Jeff Salamon chats with Attica Locke, mystery novelist, unassuming Houstonian, and Hollywood titan. They touch on code-switching, freelancing, and writing the gun scenes “all wrong”:
Black people have seen two versions of ourselves on TV: we are either the third thug on the left in the police lineup on a Law and Order episode or we’re some kind of angel maid who is there to fix some white person’s life. Either a demon or an angel. And neither of those are human. So a show with characters who are flawed, who live in that gray area in the middle that is humanity? Black people have been waiting to see that.