This post fully gives my thoughts right now on the most inspirational and unique director of all fucking time. From such controversial films with cult status’ as ‘Gummo (1997)’, 'Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)’, and 'Spring Breakers (2013)’. He was thrown into showbiz at age of 18 after writing a film that shook the nation 'KIDS (1995)’.
Now to start, I look up to this man as the inspiration to seriously every script I’ve ever written. I look at his style of capturing ghostly characters and setting and put them into my own perspective. I own every movie he’s come out with. My favorite is Gummo, but I could easily choose Trash Humpers or Spring Breakers as a favorite. I’ve showed my friends this guys film talent and they all were disturbed and creeped out. That’s how he captures his films. He captures the grotesque and stunning visuals that happen around us everyday but no one notices or wants to look upon. I love this dude and his movies with a passion and go check out his films. He’s a legend. Love
“The last thing I did with my sister was on our way to school together, getting in a fight with her and calling her names, and then pulling up to the school and slamming the car door shut on her. That was the last time I saw her. So, now I make sure to tell my family almost every time before I hang up the phone, that I love them.”
On this day in 1981 Serena Williams entered the world and would later become one of the most unstoppable forces in tennis. Throughout her career she has left a legacy of greatness; dominating the competition and activism; championing equal prize money for female tennis players, female empowerment, education, and bringing awareness to the issues of domestic violence, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and equality.
Just a few of her numerous accomplishments…….
– 7-time Wimbledon singles champion (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)
– 6-time US Open singles champion (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)
– 6-time Australian Open singles champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015)
– 3-time French Open singles champion (2002, 2013, 2015)
– 6-time Wimbledon doubles champion (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016)
– 4-time Australian Open doubles champion (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)
– 2-time US Open doubles champion (1999, 2009)
– 2-time French Open doubles champion (1999, 2010)
– 3-time Olympics doubles gold medalist (2000, 2008, 2012)
– 2012 Olympics singles gold medalist
– Wimbledon mixed doubles champion (1998)
– US Open Mixed Doubles champion (1998)
– Became the second African-American woman to win a Grand Slam title by winning the 1999 US Open.
– 4-time Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year (2002, 2009, 2013, 2015)
– Named Sports Illustrated “Best Female Athlete of the Decade” in 2009.
Serena Williams, US Open Champion 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, & 2014
In just a little while, Serena Williams will hit the court to take on Yaroslava Shvedova (who Serena has beaten in every matchup) to proceed to the Quarter-Finals of the US Open. Quick takeaways for this historic tournament:
If Serena wins today’s match, she will hold the record for the most number of Grand Slam singles matches won at 308. She is currently tied with Roger Federer after defeating Johanna Larsson on Saturday. (**Edit 5:30pm – She beat Shvedova and now holds this record all by herself, surpassing Roger Federer.)
If Serena wins this tournament, she will hold the record for the female tennis player with the most US Open championships. She is currently tied with Chris Evert after winning her sixth US Open in 2014.
If Serena wins this tournament, she will hold the record for the female tennis player with the most number of Grand Slam Championships in the Open Era. She tied Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slams after winning Wimbledon earlier this year.
If Serena finishes this tournament ahead of Angelique Kerber (meaning Serena needs to beat her outright or Kerber needs to exit the tournament one round before Serena) she will retain her number one ranking and hold the record for the female tennis player with the highest number of consecutive weeks ranked at number one. She is currently tied with Steffi Graf at 186 weeks, and Kerber’s points will push her past Serena to break that #1 streak if she finishes this tournament ahead of Serena.
Today is a big day, y’all. Pray to whatever ancestors or deities of choice you need to because I really want Serena to snatch these records and add even more ink to her legacy.