Welcome to March Everyone!
Black History Month has come to an end and despite how quickly the month came and went - February was LIT! Let's talk about it....
First and foremost I'm sure y'all know I went to fashion week at the beginning of February which the post are coming real soon....I promise. New York was fun, exciting, and overall I really enjoyed myself. But, the highlight and most talked about event of the month was of course the release of...
Let me start off by giving a disclaimer because there may be some spoilers if you have not seen this film already... please exit stage left and come back when you are ready because I am about to get really hype and I may or may not tell it all. Now, if you have seen this film and want to reminisce all the gloriousness please - continue reading.
FEB 15 - OPENING NIGHT
Can I just say I enjoyed every second of my premiere experience. It was #blackexcellence to the max and I LOVED IT! People showed up in their cultural attire rocking bright colors, beaded jewelry, braids, twist, afros you name it - it was EVERYTHING I could have wanted plus more. Laughter, and excitement filled the room as people began to take their seats for the poetry slam performances beforehand. A certain sense of pride fell upon me as I listened *finger snapping* with a few yass yass in between as the poets expressed their unapologetic blackness to the world. As the last poem came to a close the film began and you can just feel the love and positive energy in the room.
Behind the scene Magic
Everything about this movie made me want to scream in the theater. This place was handcrafted, transformed, and brought to life by Ryan Coogler and production designer Hannah Beachler. The fashion done by Ruth E. Carter and jewelry designed by Douriean Fletcher of course was a highlight and the most magical moment for me. Take a look at the inspiration behind some of these pieces below.
the TALENTED DIVERSE CAST
Now, I do have to say I love all the strong male characters within this film and the actors were handsome, amazing, and true kings (Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Witaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown - shout out to y'all *wakanda salute*) but, I'm not going to lie... the true stars for me were the strong beautiful black women in this movie...OH MY GOSH! STANNING! The legendary Angela Bassett who plays Ramonda - the Queen and mother to T'Challa, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia - a Wakandan Spy and Ex who later plays a huge role in the new direction of Wakanda, Letitia Wright (loved her in Black Mirror btw) plays one of my favorites Shuri a savvy tech genius and Princess of Wakanda, and Danai Gurira aka original bada** Michonne from the Walking Dead... who plays Okoye - the general to an army full of kicka** women in the Dora Milaje. I can go on and on about how I loved each and every one of them but we will literally be here for days so instead check out a few clips for yourself.
I know. IT IS TEW MUCH!
To date I have seen and supported this movie a few times - I am so proud of everyone involved in this project. It is not only changing the game within the comic, film, fashion, and music industry but it is giving kids and adults alike a sense of pride to fully be embraced and represented the right way by those who look just like them on screen. I can not say it enough how great this will be in your life...GO SEE IT if you haven't already. Don't forget to check out the official Black Panther Soundtrack below. You are royalty and excellent...WAKANDA FOREVER.