Intro for July 21, 2017

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 21, 2017 13:56:53 July 21, 2017 13:56:53

Dear Gossips,

Are you going to the movies this weekend? Are you going to see Girls Trip? Duana and I podcast Show Your Work on Friday nights. Tonight, after we tape, we’re meeting up with Kathleen and a couple of other friends for an 11pm showing. Kathleen, as mentioned earlier this week, has torn her ACL. Girls Trip is the light she’s been looking forward to all week. Actually, it’s the light she’s been looking forward to for months.

Girls Trip is being called the funniest comedy of the year. The reviews have been solid. And, as I mentioned yesterday in What Else?, while Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith have been the most visible on the press tour, most people who’ve seen the movie report that it’s Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish who steal the movie. Tiffany Haddish especially. When you can make a “booty hole” joke and still look so f-cking adorable, it’s a star-making performance. As was her appearance this week on Jimmy Kimmel – have you seen this yet?

Tiffany talks about the time she took Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith on a “groupon swamp tour” in New Orleans when they were shooting the movie. This is masterful storytelling and even though Will and Jada are basically the butt of the joke, the reason why you’re laughing is not because Tiffany is mean – it’s actually the opposite. She delivers the details with so much affection and self-deprecation, nobody’s walking away from this with any hurt feelings. Which is why this weekend is so exciting. Tiffany Haddish is taking her moment. She did the most she could with that moment on Jimmy Kimmel and she showed her work. According to Sandy Cohen of the Associated Press, “Get ready to know the name Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as Comedy Oscars, she would win for Girls Trip”. We are about to enter the time of Tiffany Haddish.


 

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Photos:
Robert Kamau

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