Purple Rain, Prince’s vaguely-autobiographical, 1984 film might be a bit of a mess, but it’s a delightful one, replete with ruffled shirts, over-the-top proclamations of desire, and a wildly buffoonish villain. And now it’s returning to theaters this month as a tribute to the late superstar.
After a Thursday night performance of the Broadway musical The Color Purple, actual goddess Jennifer Hudson decided to pay tribute to rock icon Prince, who passed away earlier today, with a cover of one of the musician’s most indelible hits. Also, yes, I’m crying right now, it’s very ugly and shiny and red on my face.
Prince, the mysterious Minnesotan, joined Instagram three days ago and renamed it Princestagram. Naturally, the star’s account is not what you might expect.
Bow down because this weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the cultural phenomenon that all artists aspire to create but few can attain: Purple Rain. All hail the artist formerly known as the symbol who was formerly known as Prince!
Maybe it's the unrelenting heat, or the enthusiastic squid boning we all just learned about together, but I have Prince on the brain.
Sometimes the best part of a movie isn't the dialogue, the acting or the story. It's the fashion.