Tuesday, September 6, 2011

pop culture BLOW OFF of the day: Waiting to Exhale's...Get your shit and get out!

I'm not sure there's ever been another "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" scene as good as this one of Angela Bassett in Waiting to Exhale. I still get chills every time I watch it. In case you haven't seen the 1995 movie based on Terry McMillan's novel, this scene comes after Bassett's husband tells her he's leaving her for a white woman. So, she does what any sane woman would do in her situation, she takes all his shit out of the closet and sets it on fire.

As far as I'm concerned, she deserves like ten Oscars for the below clip. I mean, the look on her face as she throws out her cigarette and walks away from the car is priceless.

I really loved this book and the movie when it came out. I know Bridesmaids will probably create an onslaught of female ensemble movies, but I for one really miss those sentimental feel good women films of the 80s and 90s that revolved around two-four female friends and their love lives. Plus, it also makes me super nostalgic for the days when Gregory Hines was still alive, Wesley Snipes wasn't in jail for tax evasion, and Whitney Houston wasn't hitting the crack pipe. So, nostalgic that I have to add the video that was the theme song for the movie.

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