HOtt PiXX by Vic
Hosted by Victor Allen

 

June 17, 2019

 

THE MOST BADASS FEMALE MOVIE VILLIANS

Which villian gave you day and nightmares?

Becoming a bitch is just the beginning!

 

 

 

Gone Girl 2014 

Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike)

IMDB Rating 8.1

Fed up with her useless, philandering husband, Amy Dunne masterminds a coldblooded plan to frame him for her murder so that he can suffer for crossing her and taking her from her beloved New York.

 

 

 

Mommie Dearest 1981 

Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway)

IMDB Rating 6.7

Growing up with a sadistic and controlling mother who cares more about her image than her own child.

 

 

 

Maleficent 2014 

Maleficent (Angelina Jolie)

IMDB Rating 7.0

After being banished to Hell by centuries by her father Odin, Hela returns to take over Asgard using the might of her undead armies. Here is a woman so badass she can one-handedly crush Thor’s hammer. 

 

 

 

Wizard of Oz 1939 

Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton)

IMDB Rating 8.0

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too.”

What else can be said about the first bitch on a broom! The Wizard of Oz wicked witch of the west Margaret Hamilton became iconic.

 

 

 

 

X-Men Franchise 2011-Present

Raven Mystique

(Rebecca Romijin/Jennifer Lawrence)

IMDB Rating 8.0

Mystique has become a straight out villain, but she takes sexy kickass-ness to another level. Don’t let the smooth lips fool ya!

 

 

 

 

Kill Bill Volume 1 2003

O Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu)

IMDB Rating 8.1

After watching her parents get horrifically murdered, she trained for years so that she could then horrifically murder their murderer.

 

 

 

 

Thor Ragnarok 2017 

Hela (Cate Blanchett)

IMDB Rating 7.9

After being banished to Hell by centuries by her father Odin, Hela returns to take over Asgard using the might of her undead armies. Here is a woman so badass she can one-handedly crush Thor’s hammer

 

 

 

Misery 1990 

Anne Wilkes (Kathy Bates)

IMDB Rating 7.8

Annie Wilkes is the stuff of nightmares. A deranged serial killer who believes herself to be author Paul Sheldon’s number one fan, she confines him to her house and forces him to write a new novel since she didn’t like the last one he did.

 

 

 

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June 10, 2019

 

 

 

BLACK POWER COUPLES

Inspiring, Motivating or Other

 

 

 

OPRAH & STEDMAN

They’ve been together since 1986, the two have never married. Oprah is unapologetic about her desire to remain unwed. Stedman isnot permanently attached to Oprah’s hip. This partnership is anexample of how Black men can and should show up for women.

 

 

 

 

CARDI B & OFFSET

 Cardi B. came up as a stripper, Instagram personality, and then a rapper and found real love with OffSet. The grassroot rise of Cardi B her soulmate OffSet.

 

 

 

 

DWAYNE WADE & GABRIELLE UNION

 Actress and activist Gabrielle Union and her NBA husband Dwayne Wade know how to have fun wherever they go. Enough said!

 

 

 

 

GUCCI MANE & KEYSHIA KA’OIR

Sticking together through multiple prison sentences for Gucci has only brought the couple closer. While Gucci prepared for another epic comeback, Keyshia became a self-made beauty and fitness entrepreneur. The hustle is real for these two.

 

 

 

 

WILL SMITH & JADA PINKETT

Have stood the test of time and arrived as a powerful entertainment and family force.

 

 

 

 

TEYANA TAYLOR & IMAN SHUMPERT

Teyana and husband Iman Shumpert are one of the hippest Black couples out right now. They may be young, but they’re ready. 

 

 

 

 

 

JAY Z & BEYONCE

She’s the most powerful woman in music and the greatest living entertainer. He is considered by many to be the greatest rapper alive and a successful businessman. Can we say Royalty!

 

 

 

 

BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA

They were a power couple even before they entered the White House

 

 

 

 

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June 3, 2019

 

 

 

INDIA’S LIGHTER COMPLEXION

MOVEMENT IS ALIVE & STRONG

 

 

 

2019 Miss India finalists stirs debate over country’s obsession with fair skin.

The image below, published in the Times of India newspaper, had 30 head-shots of glossy-haired finalists who all appeared to share the same fair skin tone.

 

2019 MISS INDIA

 

The obsession with fairness can begin before a baby is even born in some parts of India, with some pregnant Indian women drinking saffron-infused milk to make their infant’s skin fairer. Others avoid iron supplements in the misplaced belief it will make their unborn child darker. 

Cosmetic brands globally have profited from the insecurity, cashing in on a multi-million dollar industry of creams, skin bleaches and invasive procedures that promise to lighten skin. The demand for whiteners is projected to reach $31 billion by 2024, up from $18 billion in 2017, especially in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, according to market intelligence firm Global Industry Analysts.

Indians reportedly consumed 233 tonnes of skin-whitening products, spending more money on them than Coca-Cola.

 

 

 

INDIA’S ETHNIC DARK-SKIN DIVERSITY ON DISPLAY

 

 

RENEE KUJURUN

The Indian fashion model faced prejudice and criticism for her skin tone and features. When she was 3 years old, she was called ‘black-fairy’ by her classmates as she participated in a fancy dress competition at her school as a fairy.

 

 

 

 

NIDHI SUNIL

Indian supermodel and actress, and philanthropist from Bangalore. Nidhi is a previous recipient of Vogue India’s Model of the year award.

 

 

 

 

ARCHANA AKHIL KUMAR

High fashion supermodel based in India and New York.

 

 

 

 

VASHINI SOOBIAH

Actress

 

 

 

 

ANCHAL JOSEPH

American fashion model and actress. Joseph was born in India, but her family migrated to Miami, Florida when she was six years old.

 

 

 

 

ANCHAL JOSEPH

She was nineteen years old when she was scouted to try out for America’s Next Top Model.

 

 

 

 

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May 20, 2019

 

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    THE BEST HOOD MOVIES (PT. 2)
    Featuring Upcoming Actresses &
    Accomplishments
     
    HUSTLE & FLOW, 2005
    Hustle & Flow is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced
    by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain. It was released on July 22, 2005. Terrence Howard stars
    as a Memphis hustler and pimp who faces his aspiration to become a rapper.
    The film won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Three 6 Mafia‘s song Its Hard out
    Here for a Pimp“. Howard was nominated for Best Actor.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • FOUR BROTHERS, 2005
    Four Brothers is a 2005 American crime thriller film directed by John Singleton. The film
    stars Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin and Garrett Hedlund as adopted siblings
    who avenge the death of their mother.
     
     
     
     
     
     

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May 13, 2019

 

 

BEST BLACK ACTION HEROES

of All Time

Part II

 

 

 

CRESS WILLIAMS

(Television)

BLACK LIGHTNING

In familiar comic book fashion, the first season of Black Lightning is set up as the battle for the heart of a city, and  the use of a predominantly African-American urban space for commentary on gentrification, community organizing and tense relationships between law enforcement and civilians. The series is driven by some solid action scenes, a bass-pumping soundtrack, stylish treatment of Black Lightning’s sizzling powers and character pragmatism. Will the made for television show move Cress Williams into major film action hero projects. TBD

 

 

 

DANNY GLOVER

“LETHAL WEAPON, PREDATOR II

Danny Glover Roger Murtaugh in the “Lethal Weapon” series. The straight man to the loose cannon wild card Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), Glover  shines as a bonafide action hero specifically in the Predator saga.

 

 

 

MICHAEL JAI WHITE

SPAWN & BLACK DYNAMITE

 

Michael Jai White may be one of the most underrated action heroes. Most of his work and background involved action films. He got his first action hero starring role in 1997’s Spawn and eventually the role he would be known for, 2009’s Black Dynamite. A spoof of the 1970’s Blaxploitation era. 

 

 

 

HALLE BERRY

CATWOMAN

By no means did Catwoman receive positive reviews from the obvious sexualization of the role moreover than a script to compliment Berry’s acting talents. The film received a very tempered response from Halle in her own words. “First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers. Thank you for putting me in a piece of shit, god-awful movie… It was just what my career needed.” Looking back the film may have missed the mark, but launched several carefully written female superheroes with greater success. Thank you WB.

 

 

 

RICHARD ROUNDTREE

SHAFT

As Shaft, Richard Roundtree was the archtype for the lethal ladies’ man of the so-called Blaxploitation era. Richard was set apart from others and was the epitome of cool as the “black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the ladies. In some ways, Shaft was the black James Bond in Da Hood.

 

 

 

JOHN BOYEGA

STAR WARS & PACIFIC RIM

John Boyega represents the future of black action heroes on screen. The British native has been put on the map with his role as Finn in the Star Wars trilogy as well as his role in Pacific Rim.

 

 

 

WOODY STRODE

(1914-1994)

SPARTACUS

Woody Strode broke free of black subservient roles with little impact with his supporting role in the iconic film, Spartacus. The 1960 role depicted a black slave who not only stood up for himself, but also sparked a rebellion to come. That role earned him not only a Golden Globe nomination, but also consistent work in a number of western and action roles. 

 

 

 

JIM KELLY

(1946-2013)

ENTER THE DRAGON

Jim Kelly parlayed actual skill in martial arts into a solid film career in action movies in the 1970’s, from Blaxploitation films like “Black Belt Jones” and Black Samurai to a starring role alongside Bruce Lee in the classic kung-fu action spectacle “Enter The Dragon”. 

 

 

 

VIN DIESEL

RIDDICK

Vin Diesel has self-identified as “definitely a person of color”, and has stated that his parents’ relationship would have been illegal in parts of the United States due to anti-miscegenation laws. Probably more known for his successful series of Fast and Furious films with upcoming Fast and Furious 9 & 10. It really all began and will continue with Pitch Black’s Riddick and recently to just Riddick. Well the saga continues with the upcoming Furia featuring Riddick.

 

 

 

 

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