The Waiting To Exhale Anniversary: Our Favorite Songs From Its Soundtrack
This week the Forest Whitaker directed film Waiting To Exhale celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Although it debuted in 1995, the film is still, undisputedly, the greatest movie to portray how the friendships between Black women provide strength and accountability during life’s turmoil.
As most stans of the movie remember, the plot was centered on four women (Bernadine, Savannah, Robin and Gloria) who were either dealing with infidelity, waiting for their boyfriends to leave their wives or wondering if they were good enough to even be in a relationship. Despite the cast of Waiting To Exhale being all Black, the movie transcended racial and cultural backgrounds.
Angela Bassett who played the character of Bernadine told The L.A. Times, the film, “showed women that in spite of fractured relationships, joy, peace, love and kinship are always a possibility. It broke perception, preconception and history.”
Besides the movie breaking barriers, its soundtrack was nothing short of amazing and it collectively along with its singles won over twenty awards.
If you’re tired of Christmas carols, get into the groove of Waiting To Exhale and don’t forget to “Shoop, Shoop.”