Keepin’ It 100!
From the ‘Zola’ movie trailer to Lil Nas X’s controversial video, here’s what’s been going on in the world this week!
We’re ranking current events on a scale of 0 to 100! Who kept it 100 this week?
@ZOLA official movie trailer dropped and it looks gooood!: 80/💯
Y’all, it’s finally here! Nearly six years after a viral Twitter thread about a stripper road trip gone horribly wrong captivated the internet, we finally have a trailer for the cinematic adaptation of Zola’s story. Actress and dancer Taylour Paige stars as the titular Zola and, by the looks of the trailer, it looks like she’s going to take us for a wild ride.
Naomi Osaka pulls out of tournament due to homesickness: 💯/💯
Grand Slam champ Naomi Osaka has reportedly pulled out of the Stuttgart Open due to being homesick after spending too much time on the road. Despite being the number two ranked tennis player in the world, Osaka doesn’t let the game interrupt her peace of mind. We stan a self-care queen! 👑
Niecy Nash shares her beautiful love story: 90/💯
Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, returned for a new season with actress Niecy Nash and her wife as the first guests. Nash got really real about being in a relationship with another woman after being married to men. “I’ve dated men all my life, too. Married a couple of ’em,” she said. “But it was the first time in my life I had ever felt fully seen.” We love the love! ♥️
President Biden signs bill making March 31 official Trans Day of Visibility: 💯/💯
Speaking of being seen, President Biden has signed a bill this week designating March 31 as International Trans Day of Visibility. The day is dedicated to celebrating the lives of transgender and nonbinary people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face. Forty-four transgender people were killed in the United States last year, a record; 23 of them were Black trans women. To our trans brothers and sisters and nonbinaries, we see you, we celebrate you, and we love you.
Homophobic Christians clutching their pearls over Lil Nas X: 0/💯
Rapper and queer Black icon Lil Nas X dropped the video for his song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and let’s just say conservative and homophobic Christians were shook by the imagery of this gay Black man pole-dancing and twerking his way to hell. But Lil Nas X had a perfect response via Twitter: “I spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the shit y’all preached would happen to me because i was gay. so i hope u are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves.”