Making clear that this isn’t a celebrity site. I am not going to do birthday tributes to everyone, nor do I follow a fraction of the people I adore on social media. If I did my number would be astronomical. There are so many artists I love: Ava DuVernay, Steve Carrell, Selma Hayek, Viola Davis…I show my support in other ways. Spreading the art, the work, the clip that made me laugh, the song. My level of film, iconoclast, literature, music…knowledge is esoteric. Art is how I live. How crazy do those people look with 100 followers, but following 7,000? Still Zendaya moved me in Euphoria and that transition from child star to an adult one is perilous. This is my favorite shoot, because it’s pure art. Is anybody ready for season two?
Rendition of The Birth Of Venus using Zendaya’s Emmy look. When I saw her in this fit I ceased to breathe. Absolutely stunning. How are you stepping into the weekend? I’m entering excited for what’s on the horizon.
Today is Zendaya’s birthday. Transitioning from a Disney child star to a serious actress can be an onerous task. Zendaya taking on the role of drug addicted, bi-polar Rue, a role just as challenging as this career shift, did it with grace.
Euphoria is one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. It’s cinematically beautiful, especially the homage they did to Alfred Hitchcocks ‘Strangers On A Train’, referenced in the carnival episode, well written, brilliant plot lines and an amazing cast. They use music in a way that classical composers like Bach created the genre to be (the chords in the song being the story itself).
This is genuinely refined art to the highest degree. So in honor of her birthday do yourself a favor and watch this shit. Binge it, thank you Zendaya for existing.
Color of the summer.