Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 11/6/2009

Precious

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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  • Brenna @ at 5:54 pm, November 6th, 2009

    Wow that Ellen clip was awesome! I’m planning on seeing Precious next weekend and this makes me so much more excited for it.

  • Codi @ at 2:43 pm, November 8th, 2009

    I had never even heard of this movie but it seems like a good movie. I love the Ellen clip, She’s so bubbly! It’s a great contrast from the movie.

  • Toongrrl @ at 11:47 am, November 9th, 2009

    I saw her on Ellen too. Can’t wait to watch “Precious”, “The Fourth Kind”, “Whip It”, and “Jennifer’s Body”. Gabby is such a good dancer!

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