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Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue Cover is Full of FINE (and Color)!

Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue is dropping into newsstands on February 11 and they’ve outdone themselves with an absolutely FABULOUS tri-fold cover. They stepped away from their historically monochromatic look by including some of Hollywood’s FINEST actors of color. And I am here to appreciate it.

It features Lupita Nyong’o, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jared Leto, Julia Roberts, Idris Elba, Michael B. Jordan, Naomie Harris, Brie Larson, Chadwick Boseman, Margot Robbie, and Léa Seydoux.

Bask in the gloriousness below.

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Cover

I just gotta take this time to say YESSSSSSSSS GODDESS LUPITA LOOKING LIKE A GOLDEN TROPHY IN THAT CENTER!!! Omg! This picture is SICK! The fact that she is the focal point of this picture and she’s dressed like a walking, talking Academy Award. I LIVE! I just love it.  That gold dress is draped upon her body just perfectly and I am gagging from it. She makes it really hard to pay attention to anyone else.

Although I see my boo, Michael B. Jordan. HEY ALMOND! Looking all adorable in that tuxedo. And there’s George Clooney, President of the FOREVERFAHN Club next to Michael. Yum. Just magically delicious.

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But can someone tell Julia Roberts to get off my husband Idrissa’s lap, doe? (-_-) She is disrespectful for being all up in my territory like that. All legs and segziness. BYE BEAUTIFUL JULIA! Shoo… and she’s all happy to be there like I wasn’t gonna get jealous or something. I don’t even… ugh. I’ve fought for less. Also, it’s a bit weird how she’s dressed compared to the other ladies. She’s the only one showing all that thigh. She looks like they just dropped her in the pic withough giving her alphet the thought they gave the others.

Even still, the left side of this picture is winning my heart over. The right side? Well I’m still tryna figure out why the lady to the far right is rocking a mesh nude dress. She looks nekkid and I’m wondering what its about cuz I don’t understand what’s happening there.

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That’s what I’m asking Karen.

Yeah, this picture is so FULL of FAHN and I approve. Kudos, Annie Liebowitz. Some people are saying Lupita shoulda made the front cover and I can agree with that but I’m not mad about this one. She looks amazing and being centered in the full pull out makes me wanna put this up on my wall.

I’ll be going to pick up a copy of this Vanity Fair as soon as it drops!

I’m hoping that this isn’t a one off thing. I’m high fiving them but still keeping my eyes on what they do moving forward.

Whatcha think of this cover? Is Lupita rocking this gold as a prophecy to Oscar night? How many people were slayed upon viewing of this picture? Talk amongst yourselves.

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  1. TheMrs
    February 4, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Lupita is slaying me per usual. At this point I expect nothing less from her. I was mad at Julia too for draping herself all across my man. Remember how she used to stan for Denzel and be all over him allatahm? Saddown Madame. ( she looks good though albeit slightly out of place)

  2. milaxx
    February 4, 2014 at 7:19 am

    I’ve seen people complaining that it’s all men before the fold, but I’m not here for that. As you mentioned in the full fold out Lupita is clearly the star. I’m hoping the fact that she looks like a living Oscar is a clue as to what will happen in a few weeks at the awards. But to all the complainers, let me just point out this fact; there are 6 beautiful brown people on the cover of a magazine that in the past rarely put more than 1 brown person on the cover and almost always put that 1 person behind the fold. It was out very own version of Where’s Waldo black people edition.

    I’m happy to see this. More importantly, I’m happy to see it without Vanity Fair advertising it as “the black issue” (talking to you Italian Vogue). I plan to buy this when it hits stands. In fact I may buy more than one copy. I don’t want sales to be low and have the editors decide POC on the cover doesn’t sell and decide to go back to the 1 POC behind the fold mindset.

    • lurker
      February 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

      co-signing to milaxx. you said it all perfectly.

    • foxxxtalltrees
      February 4, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Co-sign #2

  3. Corsette
    February 4, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Yes Lupita yes! Also I see you Jared, still positioning yourself near her. Julia! Why do your legs for on forever dammit. Give me an inch or two.

  4. KemaB
    February 4, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I love this for so many reasons main reason is the Goddess the Diva Lupita is the focal point of this spread swerving on all the others. I only wish she was on the cover instead if the fold out tho but I digress. That gold against her skin man listen……. She is perfection literally and figuratively. I love the sea of black gorgeousness on the cover this never happens and I am here for it.. Lastly Sir Idris and young Michael B. goodness gracious I may be married but i’m not dead just saying

  5. Lesa
    February 4, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Yes Lupe is the queen bee as all can see. Can’t wait for the Oscars now. Praying that they will surely do the right thing. Everyone looks gorgeous on this picture. Will be buying my first copy if Vanity Fair ever. Sigh…..Why was Julia allowed to drape her legs over Idris that way….I simply Cahnt have it!

  6. QueenSista
    February 4, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I HAVE DON GOT SLAYED!!! LAWD LUPITA WOULD YOU PLEASE JUST… NO DON’T STAHP EVER. And yes Julia get up from there. It’s my turn. I want a ride on the lap of Idris the “DAMMMHELOOKSOGOOD” GAWD. George Clooney, Yes, whatevern you want you can so get it. Michael B is jus SEXDORABLEY. Jared Leto is now on my #CIFYH(can I feel your hair)team. I need me some biscuits so sop up Chiwetel. The Other ladies are cute over there on that side don’t know them but I’m here for them. Hello Chadwick, I don’t know you yet but you on the cover with Misters Chocolate and Vanilla FOREVERFAHN, so I will be looking out for you.

  7. Tha Management
    February 4, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I’ve taken to calling Lupita the Grim Reaper.

  8. Silas
    February 4, 2014 at 9:33 am

    “Oh…y’all came too? That’s nice “. -said Lupita.

    • jcanwisegrrl
      February 4, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      *falls out* Lolololololol!

  9. Crissy
    February 4, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Julia, dear, when we say “take a seat” we do not mean ‘pon top His Majesty. GET UP!!!
    Seriously they really took the fact that we read left to right into the people positioning for this pic. All the FOINE starts on the left, climaxes in the center with our Lady Lupita, and after halfway, things just head south. By position 12 they were not really caring who, they just needed and even number. Who is she? (Don’t answer, not interested)

    • Trinaouttalurkdum
      February 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      YES! (I’m from the North bouta go South!) YAAAAASSSSSS!!! Ma’am, the spooky a$# way you just read my mind troubles me! #GETOUTMYHEADDEVILWOMAN

      • Crissy
        February 4, 2014 at 3:41 pm

        Great minds, Dear 🙂

    • RavenJ
      February 4, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      I just snorted. Out loud. In my quiet office where I counsel students. Thanks a lot! LOL!!!

  10. Carriecnh12
    February 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Can I just That Miss Lupita is not only slaying in that dress, she is motivating me to do sit ups, her abs are molded by that liquid gold, and lets not forget Naoime Harris, that is another beautiful black woman on the cover, I know everyone except for the last chick, who she?
    Enty ways, Julia is showing legs for days and I can see why they put her in the tux jacket, kind of an homage to how she dressed in the 90s.
    Idris, Idris, Idris what can I say but, ummmm mymymy, to all the people that say there is no God, only beauty like this could be designed and not happen by accident. YES TO MY PEOPLE OF COLOUR, now e just need some other races to truly make it team planet (you know who I mean.

  11. Christy
    February 4, 2014 at 11:59 am

    As God *is* my witness, if I looked like her (Lupita), in a dress like that you can bet ANYTHING I wouldn’t EVER take it off. E-V-E-R. Seriously…ever. And, please…all that money and no one can offer Scarlett Johansson a bra? I find it hard to believe that they couldn’t have made her look a little better, or at least have clothed her properly. Julia does have long, beautiful legs, but Lupita owns that photo.

  12. Tracey
    February 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Lupita is just effortlessly fine. I mean it’s not even a contest. She is Medusa because she slays everything she looks at! Just gorgeous for no and every damn reason.

    I kind of love the way Julia’s rocking a tuxedo jacket and perched on the boys side looking like beauty, legs, and a smile. She is still killing it after 20+ years in the game, so I guess she can sit on his lap for a minute. Hell, if you got to pick your seat, you’d sit there too lol

    And really… the rest of the pale actresses are looking boring. The one chick looks like she’s sitting on bleachers, the lady in white looks like she fell as soon as the camera flashed, and the other one looks as awkward and uncomfortable as whatever the hell that mesh mess is she’s draped in.

  13. pup
    February 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Jesus, Buddha, Allah, & Vishnu. Mercy. ALL my boos up in this pic. Andd I did not miss how Jared is seated next to his boo…..ummhmm. But if I was even in the same time zone as Kang Idris…I would be cheesin hard too. So I forgive Julia. She just better not let it happen again.

  14. February 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Stunning, just stunning. Lupita was the first person I noticed, she looks so fabulous.

    I think Ms Julia was dressed to add balance to the left side and the alphet was designed to show off her legs against Idris’ powerful, muscular thighs… Err. Yeah. Got lost there. I do love that man.

  15. MarvyMds
    February 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    This is a beautiful cover, and I too am planning to buy it when it’s released.

    I will forgive Julia Roberts because Lawd knows if I had the opportunity to be draped across that fine chocolatey man wearing nothing but a tuxedo jacket, I would do it too. I would even mess up the shot on purpose so that I could sit there for a while.

    I am so happy for these actors and all the attention that they are getting, and I do hope it leads to more roles and opportunities in the future. And for Lupita, I really have no words. I love her for showing that brown girls are fierce too, and for all that she comes across as level-headed and charming.

  16. Amanda
    February 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    BUT WHY IS GEORGE CLOONEY ORANGE?? He looks like John Boehner.

  17. CapitalKayPea
    February 4, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    what i love the most is how Our Lady of Lupita is pretty much having an out-of-body experience. like: “um yeshelloverywellthankyou…but i’m looking at sunday march, 2.”

  18. jcanwisegrrl
    February 4, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    iLuvvit iLuvvit iLuvvit! (See what I did there?) If I see it anywhere before I go crazy on iTunes with my disposable income, it will be purchased. Absolutely LOVING Reina Lupita in the centre looking like Ms Oscar herself. When I saw her, I told myself it was a sign from the heavens that all will be well come Oscar night. So lovely to see so many brown faces and especially pleased for Chadwick Boseman, who was a force in 42. Sister girl on the far right… I don’t understand her dress or her pose, but anyway *looks back at Lupita. And Jared, who’s thisclose to his boo-in-our-heads*

    And I’m going to say something that will probably make Luvvie block me from her site, but… I’ont thing Idris is alladat… *runs and hides*

  19. rikyrah
    February 5, 2014 at 9:14 am

    they have more Black people on this cover than they’ve had for the past 5 Hollywood issues COMBINED.


    hell yeah, I’m gonna buy the issue.

  20. Monique
    February 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    “Where’s Wallace, String?!?!”

    GOOD LAWD MICHAEL IS FAHN!!! That’s my boo LOL!!!

  21. February 6, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Mz Roberts forgot her pants cuz she’s the oldest woman in the pic and decided to employ “operation try too hard” by thinking her legs would distract from the numerical value of her advanced years. I’m furious because she’s sitting on MY husband Idrissa’s lap and he has the nerve to act like he’s enjoying it. I’m gonna go lie down and try to get over this. As for the rest of the men-I swoon sideways unto a soft surface.

  22. nichole
    February 9, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I will buy a copy of this issue and it will have a similar turnout like “The Best Man Holiday.” When we see what we like we support it and we will support the 2014 VA Hollywood 6.

    I’m happy to see Chadwick in this pic. It goes to his performance in “42.”

  23. Les
    February 25, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Miss Julia famously does not like to dress up and often rocks tuxedos so I am not mad at her (except that she is sitting in my husband’s lap)