Rihanna + Lupita Nyong’o + Ava DuVernay = a Whole Lot of Twitter Squealing


Rihanna, Lupita Nyong’o,  Ava DuVernay, and Issa Rae are ready to make some Black Girl Magic. Hollywood producers, get your checkbooks out.

So here’s the thing, y’all–if you’re nice to strangers and pick up your litter and don’t push your way onto the bus, sometimes magical things happen. 

Case in point: this beautiful diamond that emerged from the coal pit of Twitter.

It all started with this gorgeous picture of Lupita and Rihanna sitting together at a Parisian fashion show in 2014:

You’d think everything about this was already perfect: Rihanna’s lipstick, Lupita’s collar, basking in the knowledge that these two wonderful ladies hang out.

But then it got even more perfect: Twitter sass weighed in with this stellar comment:

Which, cool. But hold on to your stylish socks, people, because:


(Which, if you were curious, is a nickname for Lupita.)

And that would’ve been enough. It would’ve! But the beautiful thing about celebrities volunteering to star in awesome-sounding movies on Twitter is that their tweets get 150,000+ retweets and then other celebrities get involved.


Because look: when you have a hypothetical this wonderful, who’s going to write the screenplay?

Enter Issa Rae, creator of the fabulous YouTube series Awkward Black Girl  and creator, co-writer, and lead of HBO’s Insecure:

Oh snap, now we have a screenwriter–one with an A-plus gif game, to boot. And because God is truly good, we also have a pun from Rihanna:

But look. Last but certainly not least, who’s going to direct this cinematic masterpiece? How about the first black woman to win Best Director Prize at Sundance? The first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe award? The first black female director to have her film nominated for an Academy Award? The one, the only, Ava DuVernay?

Which, sidebar: how long have Sundance/the Golden Globes/the Academy Awards been ongoing without a single nomination for black female directors? That’s pathetic, y’all.

But I digress!


Next: #MondayMotivation: Our Woman of the Week is Ava DuVernay!

If you need me, I’ll be squealing into a paper bag.