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Thoughts On The Met Gala

Every spring, in New York City, celebrities gather at the Met Gala. Wearing clothes that would only be seen on the red carpet on or on Halloween, the purpose of the Met Gala at New York City’s is to Metropolitan Museum of Art is to raise money for the Anna Wintour Costume Institute.

This year’s theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion.

Granted, the purpose of this event was to raise money for the museum, but in watching the coverage, I found the over the top-ness and the look-at-me and look-at-me idea of this event appalling.

Especially the cost of the outfits.

The nipples on Cardi B‘s outfit alone cost $500K. We live in a world in which so many have to choose between paying their rent/mortgage, buying food, medicine, paying for their children’s clothes, etc. $500K would go more than far in providing financial assistance to those whose financial situation is more than precarious.

Many of my regular readers know that I often write about Hollywood and celebrity news. Most of the time, I appreciate the work and effort that it takes to create a movie or a television show. But the Met Gala turns me off and makes me think twice about the blind devotion that we all have with Hollywood.

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Ocean’s 8 Movie Review

Heist films are nearly as old as Hollywood itself. The question, is, does the film standout within the genre or is it just too unbelievable?

Ocean’s 8 is the next chapter in the Ocean’s movie series.

Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) is the sister of Danny Ocean (George Clooney), the protagonist of the previous Ocean’s films. When she gets out of jail, she gathers a crew together to steal a necklace worth millions of dollars at the Met Gala.

The crew includes Lou (Cate Blanchett), Amita (Mindy Kaling), Tammy (Sarah Paulson), Constance (Awkwafina), Nine Ball (Rihanna) and Rose Weil (Helena Bonham-Carter). The necklace is to be worn by Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) at the Met Ball in New York City.

I loved this film. While it helps that the main cast is made up of a group of diverse female performers, it is the narrative that makes the film enjoyable. It is funny, well written, thrilling and worth a trip to the movie theater.

I recommend it.

Ocean’s 8 is presently in theaters.Β 

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