2017, Gravitas Ventures, 90 min, USA, Dir: Jenée LaMarque

In this improvised comedy, Andi (Constance Wu) and Lu (Angela Trimbur) are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, the brides and their friends get wasted, and Lu admits to everyone that she’s never had an orgasm. This admission comes as a complete surprise to Andi and derails the weekend in unexpected and poignant ways. It causes everyone to reflect on trust, love and their journeys to experiencing their first orgasm.

2017, Focus Features, 130 min, USA, Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson

Renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion in the 1950s, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design.

1995, 20th Century Fox, 124 min, USA, Dir: Forest Whitaker

The big screen adaptation of Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel follows four African-American women - played by Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon - whose friendship sustains them as they struggle with the men in their lives. A box office success and Image Award winner for Outstanding Motion Picture, WAITING TO EXHALE features a chart-topping soundtrack highlighted by Houston’s No.1 hit “Exhale (Shoop Shoop).”

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