By: Sebastien “The Gay Bestie” Gaudin
For years the movie of late singer Aaliyah has been in talks of creation, but selecting the leading actress has been the greatest battle. Names have been dropped all over the place of who should get the top spot from Keshia Chante, Solange, Bria Murphy, and an actress Tristan Mays.
Solange as Aaliyah?
Bria Murphy channels Aaliyah
Mays took to social media a few weeks ago and described the process as “difficult, emotional, and [an] inspiring audition process”, she’s ever been apart of.
Normally I wouldn’t do something like this. But a very close friend of mine, @loganlaurice, gave me the courage to speak up about something that’s been pending and sitting on my heart. Today, I can’t be upset that I didn’t book the role I worked so hard for. This may have been the most difficult, emotional, inspiring, and lengthy audition process I’ve ever experienced. Getting the chance to portray someone I’ve always loved and admired so much was a blessing every single step of the way. I invested every ounce of my body mind and soul into this process and I can honestly say I’m proud of myself. God definitely has something incredible in store for me. A huge thank you to everyone who believed in me and spoke up for me in the room. And a huge congratulations to everyone in the cast! #TheAaliyahStory. Like Logan said, you’re satisfied no matter the outcome of things that aren’t in your control.
Keshia Chante on the other hand posted to Instagram the other week a photo that resembled the late singer in a haunting way. After see the photo hands down you would think the role was hers. As long as she can give justice to the spot she might bag the role. We’ve seen her on 106 & Park for sometime now and this might just give her the exposure the starlet has needed to reach superstar status.
About The Writer:
As a New Jersey native it came as no surprise when Sebastien, birthed a knack for talking and writing. During his college days the young blogger gained experience through international talkers such as The Maury Show and The Mo’nique Show. After years of interning and assisting the aspiring journalist threw caution to the wind and launched The Gay Bestie, LLC.
The lifestyle and culture website provides a different spin on love, sex, relationships, and fashion. #TGB focuses on the 21st Century woman and her loyal companion, other known as the gay bestie. Readers will find discussions that are usually held behind closed doors placed in the forefront to totally meet the needs of all. No, topic is ever off limits.
So ladies brace yourselves because Sebastien is taking you places where you’ll be sure to blush and share a laugh! He’s giving exactly what’s been missing. Grab you’re favorite beverage (i.e. red wine), sit back, and prepare to gab about this with your girlfriends the minute you see them.