Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Whoops! Barack Obama Adds “The Color Purple” to His 2023 Movie List But Still Leaves All Its Soundtrack Off His Music Picks (Plus No SZA)


Thanks to this site, I think, Barack Obama has added “The Color Purple” to his favorite movies.

I told you the other day that Obama omitted the Oprah Winfrey produced musical off his best films of 2023 despite the film being fantastic, and Oprah being his biggest supporter.

Obama added to his original post: “Update: I just saw The Color Purple and loved it. I’m adding it to this list as one of my favorite movies of the year.” But it was too late to include in his formatted post.

In Obama’s music list, posted today, there is indeed no mention of the songs from “The Color Purple.” Maybe he’ll add a note to that pre-formatted post too! The former prez certainly has eclectic taste in music. I guess he doesn’t like SZA, which is surprising. But he does go for Allison Russell, so he gets points for good taste there!

PS I guess he didn’t know that his buddy, Bruce Springsteen, had a single out this fall called “Addicted to Romance.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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