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Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It turns 25 years old today. Watch (or re-watch) as Nola Darling bounces around between three very different male suitors while demonstrating her independence and sexual prowess. You know how Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached just came out? Well, this film is definitely one of the predecessors to that theme, with some NY late 80s flavor.
“”It’s really about control, my body, my mind. Who was going to own it? Them? Or me? I’m not a one-man woman. Bottom line.” Nola Darling
See where the film’s actresses and actors are now: ‘She’s Gotta Have it’: Then and Now
The much anticipated Watch the Throne album has been released today.Of course, those with Twitter and Facebook are all too well privy to this, being that track titles and reviews have flooded timelines for the past few hours. (Been wondering what the hell ‘WTT’ was? well…) The dynamic duo Jay and ‘Ye have teamed up to bring us a (self) proclaimed royal gift, and if you want to stay up-to-date on pop culture (and news in general, seeing as Kanye always makes headlines) then do yourself a favor and get your listen on.
Read Billboard’s WTT review cheat-sheet of sorts: Track-by-Track Review
Listen to their first single “Otis” featuring Otis Redding (Yes that scream is coming from the song. Your computer is NOT crashing): OTIS
We’ve said it before (No, really we HAVE) but we’ll post it again, because, hey, even NPR is backing us up. The television shows featuring fat/big/overweight/healthy/big-boned (take your pick) have been running rampant for years now. From the Honeymooners to Homer to Mike and Molly, characters of that body type have been pidegeon-holed just as much as the gays, the blacks, the blondes and the rednecks (are we missing anyone??) Drop Dead Diva and a few other shows have been pushing the boundaries on these stereotypes, so we’ve come to the point where some believe we’ve made major strides while others believe we’ve got much further to go. What do you think?
Read the full NPR Article “Big, Fat Stereotypes Play Out On the Small Screen”