Happy Sunday Everyone! Hope you all are relaxing, enjoying the last hours of the weekend. I decided to take a few minutes away from the Emmy’s Red Carpet pre-show to tell you all about the movie I saw this weekend. The Pefect Guy is a psychological thriller detailing the downhill love relationship of Sanaa Lathan’s character Leah, to Micheal Ealy’s psychotic character Carter Duncan. Black actors don’t get enough shine when they participate in none comedic films. When the scripts are serious, the films tend to flop or be categorized as “black” movies. Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba reminded Hollywood how important black actors are in their suspense thriller, No Good Deeds. I am constantly baffled at how many people (mainly white) while flock to Madea movies but won’t support black actors in other film genres. Take the sci-fi movie Will Smith and his son, Jaden did a few years ago. Unfortunately, the movie flopped. It’s my personal mission to support films where black actors are given characters with depth, characters that aren’t stereotypical, and characters that aren’t simply shucking and jiving. If a movie has more than two black actors, it’s automatically deemed “black”, meaning that only black people will go see it. Beyond The Lights is another perfect example of a movie with a serious plot where black actors were cast, and the film flopped. While Chocolate City needed script development, it too, was overshadowed by Magic Mike.
Maribel and I went to Opry Mills to see this movie yesterday evening. I was happy to hear that the movie debuted number one its opening weekend! While we were distracted by the beauty of Micheal and Morris, the movie’s message wasn’t overlooked. Often times, women who are involved with stalkers aren’t taken seriously until something drastic happens. The movie did a great job of show how difficult it is to stop a stalker. You see headlines about women who are imprisoned for attacking or murdering their significant others after being in abusive/ life threatening situations. The police officer that helped Leah has to advise her to protect herself while he was off duty. The law provided her no justice, no security. While I’m not surprised that most of the laws and many members of the law enforcement aren’t promoting justice and security for all, I’m still glad that the movie discussed dating/ relationship violence.
We walked around the mall after the movie ended. Of course we ended up trying on clothes. First, We passed Forever 21.
Maribel picked out this sparkly grey top. There were no 3x’s so I had to get a 2x. Needless to say, this shirt was NOT flattering on me.
The same shirt looked really nice on Maribel! I loved the shirt as well.
Maribel wanted me to try this on. She tried it on as well. It was tragic on both of us.
This dress would have been perfect if it would have closed. Forever is jr. plus, not women’s plus. Most of the sizing is hit and miss for that reason. The potential that this dress had is killing me.
Tigers my gut. This dress was ok. I would wear a body slimmer because the side view is unforgiving. Army Green is a hot fall color. I’m sure other plus size divas would rock this piece.
I really liked these sunglasses for fall.
Honestly, I wasn’t feeling Forever 21 this time 😦 I did get an army green scarf for fall and winter.
We headed to H&M to see what fab fall items we could find.
Next, we headed to TGI Fridays in Rivergate for a late night dinner. It was an awkward experience but the food was ok.
One of the H&M mannequins was cute. This look is simply yet nice. Nothing overdone, very classy. I hope to recreate it soon.
Silverado’s is a popular club/bar in the Madison/ Rivergate/ Goodlettsville area. Neither Maribel nor I have been there before so we went last night. It was a hot mess from the moment we exited the vehicle. While it was an entertaining experience, neither of us will make that our go to spot. We had interesting stories to tell from this experience.
The are a few important messages from this post. Firstly, if you are in a destructive relationship- physically, mentally, or emotionally, please seek help. Secondly, black actors deserve the opportunity to thrive without being limited to comedic roles. We need more genre variety. I’m tired of white washed Hollywood. Lastly, keep trying new things. Continue to go to new places. While I didn’t like Silverado’s ,I’m glad that I went. I tried something new.
Until next time,