Tex Hollywood - February 8, 2021
Disney's Zendaya, who was a huge star to begin with, has repositioned herself as a serious actor in part because of HBO's Euphoria which is a dark and sexual take on high school kids.
They have called the show groundbreaking, modern, and I have seen it and I get that, but I think the world is bleak enough and prefer more uplifting stories, not depressing ones of addiction, molestation, drugs, etc, but that's just me!
The producer, director, writer is named Sam Levinson and his dad Barry, is a huge director and producer, so he's been around the industry his entire life and clearly understands it.
Zendaya partnered up with Levinson for what I assume was a filmed in Quarantine, black and white movie for dramatics, called Malcolm and Marie about an actor and his girlfriend.
I watched the trailer that featured this awesome shot of Zendaya in pantyhose, which I felt was probably the highlight of what seemed to be a movie with far too much dialog. I figure we have enough problems in our own lives, why watch some actor's fake problems.
I also was thrown off when they referred to Sam Levinson as "Revolutionary" or "Ground Breaking" or some other superfluous adjective that overhyped him, but that as producer, writer and director you know he wrote about himself, and that's just too much for me to handle.
However, he did get Zendaya in her pantyhose and that looked pretty good, because she's got a great skinny body, whether I think their "artistic" collaborations are just pandering or not!
This is that trailer:
This is that pantyhose scene worth revisiting if you weren't one of the 3 million people who watched said trailer when it dropped back in January.
I almost forgot to post the wifebeater clip: