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‘Girlfriends’ Showed Us What a Toxic Friendship Looks Like

Can we really talk about Joan and Toni?

Screenshot of Jill Marie Jones as Toni in “Girlfriends.”
Toni from “Girlfriends.” Photo: CBS

Watching Girlfriends in the early 2000s with my momma are memories I’ll always cherish. Even though I was too young to know what most of the show was about (Joan’s “three-month rule” or Sean’s sex addiction), I knew I enjoyed seeing four Black women going through life together. Even at my young age…

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