GAL APPROVED 50 Shades Worth The Wait? Plus: SNL 40 & A DivaGal RememberedBy The DivaGals | February 13, 2015 | Gal Approved
SEE? A few brave DivaGals put aside their inhibitions to see 50 Shades of Grey, and here’s what one, resident gal Wendy, had to say… After reading the most intriguing and invigorating novel of the decade, I was looking forward to seeing the the most anticipated erotic movie of the season with a mix of romance spiced up with a twist of kinky raw sex. Here’s your 2-second recap. Virginal reporter Anastasia gets involved with super rich playboy Christian Grey, who only likes sex when he’s in control. While fellow DivaGal Brittany was disappointed that they didn’t push the film’s erotic scenes like in the book and it’s nothing I look forward to practicing anytime soon, I still expected more from the cast. There’s a definite lack of chemistry between stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, but I will say they played their roles well. I did enjoy the multicultural casting of Dominican actor Victor Rasuk, who plays Jose, in such a big box office fim. And I give my respects to Dakota in having such confidence to expose her bare skin as a common, normal weight gal instead of a skinny boned model. Hey Hollywood A-list, you can have any kind of figure and also be beautiful! But when it comes down to what this film centers on, which is a steamy relationship, I’d rather watch Basic Instinct and The Specialist than get heated with this flick. 50 Shades of Grey opens nationwide today.
WATCH! Saturday Night Live celebrates 40 years of making us laugh on Saturday nights with a special that will bring back some of our fave late night players, including Chris Rock and Eddie Murphy, to recreate the magic in this live broadcast. The hilarity begins Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. on NBC…
REMEMBER. It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to a true DivaGal, Nneka Makeda Fritz. Nneka’s short life ended last month when she was killed in a bus accident while traveling in Panama. Nneka, who is our EIC Delaina Dixon’s first cousin, embodied all the qualities of a DivaGal: She loved to travel and explore the world. She loved fashion and dressed in ways that showed her African history and the culture she discovered on her travels. And she loved to help others, whether in Brooklyn, N.Y., her hometown, or abroad as she worked with┬áunderprivileged youth. Nneka has been immortalized with a mural in San Francisco, Calif. Says artist Nate1, who painted the design with fellow artists Mace, Pengo and Cuba: “I know Nneka’s father,┬ágraffiti artist Gary “Wicked” Fritz ΓÇô we painted together last year. Being a West Coast graffiti artist, we have the utmost respect for pioneers like him. We heard the news about Nneka, and it really touched me. Some of us are also parents. We can feel Gary’s pain, and we wanted to show our love and respect for the family. It was an honor to paint her.” The mural is in Lilac Alley (24th and Mission Streets), which well known for its artwork. Nneka’s presence will be missed; her spirit will live on forever. RIP DivaGal.