As many of you may have already heard, the movie Precious based on the book Push by Sapphire, comes out today.
It looks amazing, to say the least. There has been a lot of hype around this one, but I think this might be one to actually live up to it.
Here’s the trailer:
Now tell me you don’t want to see that immediately.
Also, the actress who plays Precious, newcomer Gabby Sidibe, seems like just about the coolest girl ever.
Here are a couple of truly awesome quotes:
“They try to paint the picture that I was this downtrodden, ugly girl who was unpopular in school and in life, and then I got this role and now I’m awesome,” says the actress. “But the truth is that I’ve been awesome, and then I got this role.”
“I learned to love myself, because I sleep with myself every night and I wake up with myself every morning, and if I don’t like myself, there’s no reason to even live the life. I love the way I look. I’m fine with it. And if my body changes, I’ll be fine with that.”
And also – a great article on feministing about Precious.
And then, her appearance on Ellen that truly made me want to be her best friend:
I’m definitely going to try to see this as soon as possible (then review it…of course!). I hope you all do the same!
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