Four women, one weekend, a lot of alcohol, and more dick jokes than you can count. It’s the perfect recipe for a raunchy comedy, and makes Girls Trip the funniest, filthiest, and most feminist comedy of the summer. It’s the latest in a growing subgenre of R-rated female-led comedies, making it impossible to avoid comparisons to Bridesmaids, Trainwreck, Bad Moms, and Rough Night. But Girls Trip isn’t just notable for its foul-mouthed sense of humor; you can see women being nasty on any episode of Broad City. The latest from director Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man Holiday), tells a story that celebrates black sisterhood, female sexuality and most rewardingly, self-respect.
The fact that Jada Pinkett Smith is making such a big deal about how unfair the Oscars are to black actors seemed a little over-the-top to me. I mean, how hard will it be to boycott awards ceremony and, instead, sit comfortably, sipping champagne, in one of your multi-million dollar luxury homes while fans of your husband's watch on their meager little television sets from a mobile home on a 1/2 a