the comedy ‘girls trip‘ is, without a doubt, one of the best films of its kind in recent years – and it deserved more recognition than it has.
starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Tiffany Haddishthe plot follows the trip of four friends to participate in the Essence Music Festivalwhich takes place every year in New Orleans with lots of partying and drinking, and they are out to enjoy and awaken their wildest desires.
raising more than US$100 millionthe feature was praised for the chemistry of the protagonist cast, for the script and for the direction – in addition to having taken home dozens of awards.
on the day of today, July 21, ‘Girls Trip’ completes five years since its official launch. To celebrate your birthday, the CinePOP prepared a short list bringing some backstage trivia for you to check.
- The film became the first African-American produced, written, directed, and starring film to cross the $100 million box office mark.
- The role of Dina was initially offered to Taraji P. Henson. However, Haddish ended up playing the character.
- Paul Thomas Anderson liked the film and Haddish’s performance so much, he wrote to her asking the actress to collaborate with him on a project.
- At approximately 1h45min into the film, a piece of Latifah’s bra is seen just above her shirt. In the following scenes, the bra disappears, reappears and disappears again.
- The bar scene pays homage to the classic ‘Until the Last Consequences’which also brought Latifah and Pinkett-Smith as protagonists.
- The film brings the first explicit demonstration in a feature film of a grapefruit serving as an object of sexual act.
- In January 2019, Pinkett-Smith spoke about a possible sequel to the film. In April of the same, Latifah confirmed that a sequel would definitely happen. In March 2020, Haddish confirmed that Tracy Oliver, one of the screenwriters, already had a treatment of the script ready. Since then, no further updates have been revealed by cast or production members.
- Before Malcolm D. Lee, Blaine Gibsonknown for works such as ‘Day 5’ and ‘Team Leisure’, had been approached to direct the film. However, due to scheduling conflicts, he was unable to accept the project.