The 93rd Academy Awards telecast was a snoozefest, COVID precautions robbed the event of any spontaneity and over-the-top performances involving dozens of dancers and singers.
I slept through most of the boring proceedings, and the only thing I remember is an actress twerking to the Da Butt, a 1988 single from the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s film School Daze. It wasn’t a sexpot like Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek or Jennifer Lawrence who twerked her way into my heart and soul, it was 74-year-old Glenn Close.
The seasoned actress didn’t twerk apropos of nothing, she delighted the audience with her sexy dance after Questlove, played the hit single and one of the Oscar hosts asked her if she could identify the tune. We would have been impressed if the septuagenarian actress had simply identified the song, but to twerk to the ditty blew our minds.
It should be noted that Close danced with joyful abandon after learning that she didn’t win an Oscar for her performance in Hillbilly Elegy.
Thank You Glenn for proving that age ain’t nothing but a number, and that we shouldn’t let anything get us down. You Go Girl.