GAL APPROVED! Harlem Season 2 Is Here! Plus: Jazmine Sullivan on Audible, 80 For Brady & The Pamela Anderson In All Of UsBy The DivaGals | February 3, 2023 | Gal Approved
Harlem Is Back!
Head to Harlem Season 2 with Quinn, Camille, Tye and Angie! Along with their deliciously messy love lives and out-of-this-world fashion, these ladies are dealing with topical matters like microaggressions, divorce, fertility, Black P.R.I.D.E. and other conundrums that affect Black women everywhere. The season, which takes place in the summer, is a welcomed burst of heat in the last cold days of winter. Grab your tea, bundle under blankets and get cozy with your favorite quartet above 125th St.
Harlem, Season 2 is on Prime Video.
80 For Brady Is Finally Here!
We loved The Golden Girls so of course, we enjoyed 80 For Brady. You’ll get a few chuckles as you watch the comedic journey of four senior girlfriends, all fans of Tom Brady, who travel to see him and the New England Patriots take on the Atlantic Falcons in Super Bowl LI. The comedy is Hollywood’s spicy take on a true story. #WBWD Brady makes a nice transition into melodrama but we’re pegging him for action-movie stardom, and Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski is comedic gold; we hope we get to see him in a buddy ensemble pic or a romantic comedy. Billy Porter leads the dance scene you didn’t know you needed in your life. And then there’s on-screen love interest Glynn Turman, find out why he left co-star Rita Moreno he left hot and bothered!
80 For Brady is in theaters today.
Jazmine Sullivan’s Confession
Jazmine Sullivan’s Audible Original The Art of Confessing, Volume 34 of the signature Words + Music franchise debuts on Audible today! The Art of Confessing is the intimate diary entry of the Grammy-winning vocal powerhouse blessed with the unique gift of emotional storytelling, and Sullivan has built a strong, powerful sisterhood through her music. Philadelphia-born and raised, she grew up singing in church. Since childhood, she’s leaned on a tight-knit circle of female figures from her mother to her church tribe to her faithful friend group. This tightknit community has shaped Sullivan’s journey as an artist and woman. This Words + Music brings listeners into her journey, exploring the art of making confessional R&B and affirming Black women as the ultimate truthtellers in music.
The Pamela Anderson in All of Us
To quote Socrates, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Both psychoanalysts and philosophers are committed to examining and giving meaning to human experiences. In Pamela: a love story, we have a chance to see beyond the caricature of her as the sex symbol and see a scrubbed-clean Pamela. She shares the side of her life that Hulu couldn’t have touched. It’s touching and really gives you a chance to understand how the glare of publicity is a destructive force on fragile emotions. With no makeup on Anderson immediately establishes that she is here to be raw and real. According to Anderson, the media craze around that infamous sex tape led to the end of her career. Her dedication to raising her sons provided her with a purpose and direction. Now her son Brandon, serving as a co-producer of the series, is giving voice to his mom in a way the world hasn’t known. She may be a blonde, but we can see the earnestness of Pamela Anderson in us all.
Pamela: a love story is available on Netflix.
photo credit: Harlem, Prime Video. Jazmine Sullivan, Audible. 80 For Brady, Paramount. Pamela: a love story, Netflix.