After being in theaters for over a month now, the box office hit "Girls Trip" is still selling out seats across the nation. The movie changed history by being the first box office movie to gross over 100 million with an all-black cast both behind the cameras and in front of them. Screenwriters Tracy Oliver and Kenya Barris hope the film’s success will lead to more movies starring black actors and created by black writers.

Eliminating Gender Roles

The movie stars actresses Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish, portraying a group of college friends who reunite after casually drifting apart due to everyday life.

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Using comedy to examine the friendships among four black women attending the Essence Festival in New Orleans, it is similarly formatted like the movie "Bridesmaids." Like Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish is the breakout star adding that erotic realism to spice up the women.

Allowing the tables of sexuality to switch positions, no longer will the women be hunted.

Instead of seeing naked women flaunt around, while men barely exploit their chest hairs, audiences receive the realization of a woman's fantasy. Humans are often defined by their sexuality and for centuries people have ridiculed women for showing any signs of being sexual, which is human nature. "Girls Trip" not only proves that professional women can be sexual without using sexuality to advance their success, but also that 'chick-flicks' can be successful without nudity by the women. The lack of female nudity in today's world alone is enough to congratulate the writers.

Creating Opportunities for Black America

According to The New York Times, screenwriters Tracy Oliver and Kenya Barris had their hearts set on “Girls Trip” the moment they heard about the project.

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Ms. Oliver, who you may have heard about from the web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” and Mr. Barris, on the production for hit comedy series “black-ish,” knows that successful films like "Girls Trip" are bound to change the Hollywood film industry for Black Entertainment.

Speaking to the NYT, Kenya Barris said, "It opens up the possibility for what it means to be a person of color in this industry, a woman, all at the same time... Traditionally we have been told that our movies don’t do well overseas. That is one of the biggest obstacles to making movies with people of color and I’m actually seeing that this movie is having some steam overseas."