Seriously. High temperatures, more skin and lots of cocktails with umbrellas.
Count on me. And after surviving a pandemic, you better rent ANY body you live in and designate it ready for summer.
That’s why I’m excited about the summer energy of hot girls right now because women own their agency.
Which brings me to what to watch this week:
Three things to watch out for
What happens when you get two strippers, a needy boyfriend, and a dangerous pimp together for a road trip?
All kinds of shenanigans – and we’re SO here for that.
If Paige looks perfect as Zola, thanks to Bravo, who told me she found her and surreptitiously took pictures of the young actress in a cafe after spotting Paige in a commercial for her drama VH1. / BET, “Hit the Floor”.
Paige wasn’t happy with the pictures.
“Zola” is now in theaters.
“The summer of the soul”
Questlove literally can do it all.
The Roots drummer, superstar DJ and assistant instructor at New York University made his first film, a documentary called “Summer of Soul”.
The film is billed as “partly a musical film, partly a historical record created around an epic event that celebrated black history, culture and fashion”.
“Over six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 160 miles south of Woodstock, the Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park),” according to a press release from the film. “The pictures have never been seen and largely forgotten – until now.”
Being educated while you jam? Sign me up!
The doc begins streaming on Hulu on Friday.
I’m a sucker for musical artists who can also play. Liniker’s performance as Cassandra, a woman whose life takes a turn when a son she didn’t know she had shows up at her doorstep, is stellar. She also sings in the series, so bonus!
“September Mornings”, also known as “Manhãs de Setembro”, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Two things to listen to
It looks like the pandemic has artists creating enough tracks that they can release more than one album a year.
Color me not crazy about it.
Let the narration begin on Sunday.
The Summer Olympics begin on July 23. In honor of the games, Audible offers an exclusive six-episode podcast series.
The podcast is currently streaming.
One thing to say
No more prequels, please.
I know Hollywood loves a good sequel – and several others – but I crave origin stories.
I was obsessed with the HBO series and am looking forward to this movie. (Mandatory disclosure of business synergies: HBO and CNN are both part of WarnerMedia.)
Perfect casting. Plus, behind every great character is a story that helped them get there. Bada bing, bada boom.
Something to sip
Support for Britney Spears is growing stronger.
As wonderful as it may be, hopefully the support will continue when the headlines are gone.