If all you ever wanted was another chance to see Hollywood heavyweights Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith join forces again on the silver screen after the cult classic Set it Off (1996), then your dreams have finally come true in 2017, with the hilarious summer comedy Girls Trip. Also starring big names Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip tells the story of the “Flossy Posse:” Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina and their adventure of a lifetime as they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their carefree sides by dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing in The Big Easy-it is guaranteed this movie will leave you in stitches and wanting to set up a girls trip with your own squad. Here are 5 Reasons why Girls Trip is the movie about #BlackGirlMagic we needed this summer:


  1. All-star Black and femme lead cast:

Of all different shapes, shades, and personalities, Girls Trip depicts Black women with positive, successful, multidimensional narratives and meaningful story lines.

2. Girls Trip was written, directed, produced, casted, by Black and Brown creators.


Producer and Director Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man) is no stranger to Hollywood, with Girls Trip being the ninth film under his belt, Lee found it important to pay homage to Black women in film. He tells the LA times: “'s an opportunity for black women to tell the story — for them to be the leads and tell it the way they want to see it, the way they see themselves.” (Lee) Girls Trip was a movie made for us, by us and showcases #BlackExcellence, in every sense of the phrase.

3. It centers itself around celebrating Black Music and Culture


Although girls trip can be enjoyed by all audiences, it cannot be denied that there was a focus on the showcasing and celebration of Black culture and music within the comedy.The girls explore the vibrant NOLA culture and energy, while dancing the night away during the three-day Essence Festival, an event celebrating Black music and culture hosted by Essence, a Black publication.

4. Two Words: Tiffany Haddish

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish has been hitting the stage and winning over audiences with her unapologetic and energetic sense humor for over a decade, and is finally coming into her own as a comedy starlet we always knew she’d be. Her co-stars leave you in tears as well, but nothing can outshine Haddish’s performance in this summer’s hit.

5. Girls Trip is a movie about female friendship and the importance of sisterhood.


Flosse Posse is in fact #Friendshipgoals: Girlfriends who look out for and after one another, no matter what.

Girls Trip opened this past friday, get your laughs in and catch it now!

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