I finally had a chance to catch the much talked about and extremely successful movie “Girls Trip”. I laughed so hard….maaan, let’s just say I’m glad I wore a panty liner. The laughs were non stop and it was even better because I was with a group of awesome ladies.
Girl’s Trip, is a comedy about lifelong friends “The Flossy Posse” Sasha (Queen Latifa), Lisa (Jada Pinkett-Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Hadish) traveling to Essence Fest in New Orleans, in support of their friend Ryan (Regina Hall). Regina was invited as a keynote speaker. The purpose of the trip was to reignite a friendship that had become dampened by life experiences.
There were so many running themes throughout the movie, but without giving too much away I’ll stick to the one that stood out to me. After watching the movie, I was reminded of how easy it is too lose yourself in a relationship. Often, it starts with entering into one with the wrong motives. Forgetting the greatness in you and being filled with fear with the thought of walking away, so you stay . You stay and with every waking moment, pieces of you die, until you barely recognize the person staring back at you in the mirror.
Sometimes it may not involve a relationship with another person, but with yourself. Falling into the trap of “faking it until you make it” ,until you just can’t fake it no more, because the car has been repossessed the credit cards are being declined, the bank accounts are overdrawn, and the streets are talking.
Coming to grips and acknowledging how far one has gone starts the healing process. That’s the keeping it 100 process. It is hard to believe that by walking away or deciding to take control and make better decisions that things could actually get better. Having a supportive group of friends, that point out the fact that you’re trippin and support you in your decision to do better, is priceless.