What To See This Weekend – BlacKkKlansman. Dog Days. Mind Your Own Business with Mahisha on OWN!By Maureen Martin and Delaina Dixon | August 10, 2018 | Gal Approved
SEE. BlacKkKlansman is a melodramatic film set in the groovy ’70s. It’s written and produced by Spike Lee and Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get Out). You’ll enjoy the afros, fashion, cars and references to blaxploitation films like Shaft and everything starring the iconic Pam Grier. You won’t want to laugh but there is humor in this film. There are some deep truths revealed in the open racism, denigration and disrespect of black people. After two hours you are desensitized to the often used “N” word and the prose used by supremacists in discussing black people. Maybe the laughter will help us all speak openly and address societal wrongs. The plot of the movie is based on the book of the same name. It’s about a real-life black cop Ron Stallworth and his Jewish partner who go undercover to infiltrate the local chapter of the Klu Klux Klan. In telling the story there are references to iconic films like Birth of a Nation, a rallying cry for supremacists with a cameo by Alec Baldwin reciting a racist speech and firing up to his perceived “superior” audience. Most of the white characters in the film are “over-the-top” racists and the black people are just trying to live, unite and stay alive. It’s a sullen reminder that things haven’t changed much but we are all just more polite. The cast includes John David Washington (Denzel‘s son!), Laura Harrier, Topher Grace and an incredible performance by Adam Driver.
SEE 2. Need to balance out the intensity of BlacKKKlansman? The new rom-com Dog Days is a star-studded romantic comedy about singles with dogs who are fumbling with commitment.
WATCH. Are you a small business owner? Want to take your biz to the next level? Then you got to tune in this weekend for OWN’s newest series, docu-series Mind Your Business With Mahisha. Curls founder and CEO Mahisha Dellinger helps other entrepreneurs truly find their footing and turn their dreams into success. At a VIP dinner with Mahisha inside Kimpton Hotel Eventi in New York City, we dined with this Diva mogul who shared her secrets on the new series, avoiding biz mistakes and her new Black Girls Making Millions academy. Mind Your Business With Mahisha premieres on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10 p.m. on OWN.