Hollywood: The Real Wolf

The people say the rating should have been NC-17

The people say the rating should have been NC-17

I’ve been wanting to write this post for some time and was trying to come up with a good title to get your attention and I think I got it. So when I saw the nominations this morning for the 86th annual Academy awards, I thought this would be a great time to post this.

Last year, for some reason, I probably saw more R-rated movies than I have seen in probably the last 20 years (pray for me). I saw Fruitvale Station (which was excellent). It was based on the true story of a young African-American man who was unjustly shot and killed. The movie was chilling and left me in tears. Then I think I rented Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, also based on true stories. Then against my better judgment, I went to see The Heat, which could have easily been reduced to PG 13 just by eliminating the 50 plus times the F word was used. But in all of the cases I saw something R-rated, I knew what to expect because I checked to see what was in the movie ahead of time. This year, I’ll probably go back to my PG only rule and here is why:

This morning when I saw the Wolf of Wall Street was nominated for an Academy award for Best Picture, it hit home how much you cannot trust Hollywood and how they are the real “wolf”.

I really like Leonardo DiCaprio and when I saw the trailer for this particular movie, for a very brief fleeting moment, I thought I might go see this movie, but one scene in the trailer was definitely a yellow light for me. I don’t do the sex and nudity thing, PERIOD. So I did what I usually do and read what was in the movie and honestly, I couldn’t with all good conscience repeat anything about this movie. Let’s just say, don’t believe the lie of Hollywood and destroy your mind with this trash. And it’s three hours of trash! The movie is three hours long!

I read the reviews of the people and I have never read so many reviews where the people said they had to get up and leave the movies. I mean people were leaving in droves because of the constant salacious drug and sex scenes in this movie. The general consensus, was that this movie was not rated correctly and should have received an NC-17 rating (which is X rated).

Sadly, as I read the responses of the people, I realized that the people were being bamboozled. This movie was released on Christmas Day and people were horrified as they took their parents and teenage children to what they thought would be a routine  R-rated movie only to discover it was pornography.

So what’s my point? My point is you can’t trust Hollywood. ALWAYS do your own research before seeing any movie and remember that Hollywood is NOT our friend. I really believe there is an agenda in the entertainment industry and as Christians  we must maintain our own values and stick to them. No compromise.

We also need more Christian film makers who will not compromise after they become successful. One of the best movies I saw last year (as far as a Godly message) was “I’m in love with a Church Girl”. I remember feeling like I was in church when I saw that movie. I say, if you are supposed to be a Christian and are in the industry, why be like the world? Get God’s agenda for why you are in the industry. Why make more of what is already out there? Do something different!

I wanted to post a link to the news stories about how this movie has been banned in many foreign markets, but most of the articles describe what is in the movie, so I will pass. But the truth of the matter is I guess ratings don’t mean much today because as soon as this movie goes to DVD, many kids will get their hands on it and then of course many have been exposed to filth online already, so what is the point? The point is there are still many moral people who do not want to be fooled into seeing trash (porn) in the name art or entertainment.

Here are a few reviews about the Wolf of Wall Street, from Fandango. See for yourself:

Wolf on Wall Street

After one hour of this incredibly disappointing film, my party of three left. There were many reasons for leaving the least of which was the intense drug use, explicit sexual encounters and the endless gut wrenching language. Language that was disrespectful of woman and humanity at large. The scenes were graphic and would qualify as hardcore porn. The gifted actors were lost in the intensity and the shock. The most interesting reflection is that this film was released on Christmas day. Now I do not consider myself a self-righteous zealot or a person that has not enjoyed a depiction of a sexual encounter based on human connection in a respectful visual, but people this is way over the top and the reviews need to say so in graphic detail. At least provide the consumer with enough information in order to make a choice based on truth. NOT “wildly entertaining, Nudity and Language kinda of information just does not reveal what is in store. Thank you for the opportunity to express my self.

Should have been a rated x movie

This movie was basically a porn with a semi-decent story line. The pornographic scenes added nothing to the actual plot line. I would not recommend this movie at all. Leonardo Dicaprio’s worst movie.


Acting was good. Hated the film. An unnecessary assault of pornography, drugs, and non-stop cursing for over three hours. Not for kids of any age, or for adults for that matter–unless you think the world is really like that rather than a small subset of very troubled people. I wish I had read the reviews before going, or at least hadn’t chosen a middle seat as I would have left in the first ten minutes. I found it fascinating that the audience seemed to have no discomfort with full female nudity, a constant barrage of lewd sexual scenes and perversions, graphic drug use, glorification of same, and constant filthy cursing–yet gasped in horror when one character swallowed a live goldfish. Seriously??

The moral is that if you have enough money you can do anything with just a slap on the hand, and then remake yourself as a motivational speaker. Gross, just gross. Okay, I will grant it was a good character study, but was it really necessary? Hardly.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Do not waste your money. It is too long, if you like porn you will like this movie. I did not and I don’t recommend it.

The Wolf OfWall Street

I lucked out, got to theater a little early for my movie, so went in at the beginning of the show, it only took the first minute for me to see it was not my cup of tea. This is a porn movie, Please dont take your kids to this movie, and be prepared for the f word , nudity, drugs, and more. Leonardo can do much better, he is a very talented actor.

The Wolf on Wall Street

I thought it was disgusting and trashy. The story could have been told without so much filthy and trashy talk and showing the actual act of intercourse. People got up and left the movie. I love the main actor, but disappointed that he would choose to do this kind of acting.

wolf of Wall street

Too much sex….. Unnecessary– which makes it difficult to watch.. Last stages were too much of a drag..
Story was good but this much sex is unnecessary– and so unrealistic.

Will not recommend- except for Lio Nardo Di caprios acting.. which is very good

Nothing redeeming about this picture or its message

This over the top movie with its excessive profanity, abundant male and female full frontal nudity, rampant and continuous drug use and valueless message make this a must miss film. Scorsese shocks again with a shockingly bad tale badly told.

Totally Trashy

We gave the movie one hour and then walked out and asked for our money back. To describe it, it was basically all swearing, drugs and sex bordering on pornography.

Only an R?

I walked out of this movie after almost 3 hours, and I never walk out of a movie. The entire movie was profanity and soft porn, I was embarrassed and offended at the content. Do the people in Hollywood think we are too stupid to pay to watch an intelligent movie? I get that it’s a true story, but it was offensive over and over and over again. The manager of the theater said they cut a few scenes to make it “R” and that he had to screen it for work. He gladly gave our money back. Many people got up and walked out of the showing we were in tonight. I love Leo and I was actually interested in seeing this film. I regret that I wasted my time watching it, and I definitely regret wasting the end of my Christmas Day filling my mind with this trash. Not good at all. BEWARE.

Love Series: Not Now

At some point we must let go of the reigns of control of our lives and let God do whatever He wants to do, especially in heart matters. I am learning to do just that. I TRUST GOD.

I am learning that whoever and wherever my mate is, and whatever he is going through now, is working for my (our) good. If he must pass through something else to make him a better man for me, so be it! God knows what He is doing. I know it. I know things are not ready. I KNOW IT.  There is so much that is not right and unfinished. So there is no reason to fret. I see the signs. So I am going to let it be. My focus is to prepare for who God has for me. After all who wants a cake that is not fully baked (I’m talking about myself).

Preparation for me may take the form of dating another man. I am open to that. It may happen. God may want to send someone to restore the damage that has been done. I’m okay with that. I am just resting in what God showed me. And I have to keep quiet because God is fighting for me.

I don’t care if God has to deal with folks in dreams, visions, send prophetic words, thunder storms, etc…lol whatever. God is going to clearly communicate His will to whomever he has for me. First the whisper, then the louder voice and then the evening news. lol (I hope not).

I’m glad I’ve remained guarded with my heart. There is nothing worse with opening your heart too soon, only to not be able to go further. I’ve had it happen and it’s painful. Wait until it’s time!

Surrender your love life to God today! I am surrendering mine. I am on the road to intense preparation. No more passivity!

Song of Solomon 8:4

Amplified Bible (AMP)

4 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you never [again attempt to] stir up or awaken love until it pleases.



Sticking to the Prophetic Blueprint

blueprintToday I am praising God for His goodness. I am usually very steadfast in what God tells me, but for some reason I allowed a particular circumstance to get me down. But when I start praying, it doesn’t take long for God to reassure me of what He has said.

My desire to go home to New York was just that; a desire. But once God has spoken, God says what He means and means what He says;. For you who are of the prophetic call remember this:

Amos 3:7

New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

7 The Lord and King never does anything without telling his servants the prophets about it.

This morning my pastor was teaching online and he reminded us to stick with the “prophetic blueprint”. That means to stick to what God has already revealed. Nothing has changed.

Sometimes we get tired and antsy and we get tired of looking at the same old thing. But remember God knows all and sees all and if you are waiting there is a reason. Wait for the promise and don’t do anything to cause a delay!

Habakkuk 2:3

King James Version (KJV)

3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.



6781798-beautiful-black-woman-smilingI have to admit that I’ve been in a season where I’m rarely happy! It seems I wake up miserable and go to bed the same way. When this happens there is always a reason and I always get to praying. But guess what? It’s an immature Christian who thinks he will be happy all the time. Sorry, but that is not the case. But this morning I woke up with a smile on my face.

Sometimes we have to trust God in a way we have never trusted him before. I was about to do something (email someone) and I prayed and asked God if I should do it and right when I was about to send it my internet cut off and I knew God was saying a no.

Then the Lord told me that I really need to understand that He has the situation under control and that I don’t have to fight! That can be one of the hardest things to do when you have been “fighting” for a long time. But God told me He has this and He told me how He had my situation and that is what made me smile.

For the longest the Lord has been giving me this particular scripture (see below) and I think I finally got it. This is for someone; let that situation go. You don’t even need to respond anymore. God has it under His control  Hands off! Let him handle it.This time do it for real!

Exodus 14:13-14

New King James Version (NKJV)

13 And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

I’m on the Lord’s Side!

around the curveThis morning, I woke up with a sense of excitement because I have never felt more in the will of God. I guess technically, I would be considered “homeless”, but I don’t feel that way at all. I feel as though I am closer to my destiny than ever before. I woke up this morning feeling SO EXCITED!

Today is the day for a miracle. Just watch God work on your behalf. You won’t even have to lift a finger. You won’t have to say anything or do anything except what God tells you to do. Just make sure you are being obedient to him!!

The reason I am most excited is because I know I am on the Lords side!! What about you??

Proverbs 3:5-6

New International Version (NIV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.[a]

Feeling Some Kind of Way

black-woman-stressedTo say I was feeling fed-up yesterday, is an understatement. I am definitely one, who will submit to God’s will. I’ve just learned it doesn’t pay to rebel, but yesterday I was like “NO GOD NO! I mean, I was feeling totally uninterested in God’s will!! Can you imagine??

This morning I woke up and was reading something on my phone and the person simple stated: “it dawned on me when I was taking a bath…and I had to laugh…but, this question came to me after my 21-day meditation… what if i’m not happy with the man God has chose for me???”

When I read those words I had to chuckle, because I can SO identify!! Then I laughed even harder because I know this board where it was posted and I’m sure whoever the person was, I’m 99% sure that they probably have never even spoken to or even met the person! Yeah real smart. Making a determination on someone you haven’t even met yet. I’m telling you cyberspace is going to be the DEATH of some people…smh (shaking my head)

But back to what I was sharing. I understood the sentiment, but unlike that person in cyber land, I trust GOD more than myself. As I was saying no to God; forgive me for this, but it was more like “HECK NO”, I picked up my phone and out of NOWHERE was a post I WROTE entitled: Love Series: The One He Needs!!

I sat in stunned silence because there was NO WAY that this could have been on my phone!! I had not been on WordPress AT ALL! There was no explanation for that post being there, other than GOD. You see, I had been asking God to give someone the person who they wanted. There is but so much a woman can take. I know my value enough to know that men who MEET ME , understand my value and worth immediately. So why would I even bother with  someone who doesn’t see that?

So where am I know? Because I am a submitted servant, I want who and what God wants. And whomever my mate is, I may not be what he wants initially, but I am certainly what he NEEDS  and he is who I need as well. And yes, we do have a choice!

1 Kings 18:21

New Living Translation (NLT)

21 Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent.