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According to an interview with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker (director of the original) is hard at work on a sequel to Waiting to Exhale, based on author Terry McMillan’s follow-up, Getting to Happy. The story picks back up on Savannah, Bernadine, Robin and Gloria 15 years later, dancing around better-appointed kitchens, now listening to Willow Smith, and maybe sexting.
The original followed the lives of four thirty-something black women as they tried to find their way in the world while juggling romantic entanglements. I’m guessing that, 15 years later, they are all completely happy in idealistic, comfortable relationships, completely devoid of cheatin’ dogs and sass. I’m just playin’. How lame of a movie would that be?
If this movie does come to fruition, perhaps it can bring back the days of awesome hip-hop and R&B soundtracks, including, but not limited to: Boomerang, Mo’ Money, Ho Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Soul Food. These days, we just get Tyler Perry films where he plays a big fat grandmother. And he wasn’t even the tenth guy to do that.
Should the pieces come together this sequel will hand America a big, heapin’ dose of Whitney Houston (the original Charlie Sheen). It’s been about 10 years since she went batshit crazy, smoking crack and assaulting her husband, Bobby Brown (who was the original Chris Brown (no relation)).
It’s like Whitney said on the soundtrack: “Shoop, shoop.”
I have no idea what that means, but you gotta end an article with something, right? (Playlist)