Spike Lee Reacts To Glenn Close's 'Da Butt' Dance: 'You Were Getting Down!'

Written by on April 27, 2021

One of many standout moments at this yr’s uneven Academy Awards ceremony was, with out query, Glenn Shut’s “Da Butt” dance. 

As Shut knowledgeable the gang Sunday, “Da Butt” was carried out by go-go band Expertise Limitless for Spike Lee’s 1988 film, “College Daze,” however didn’t obtain an Oscar nomination. 

Little doubt the actor’s meme-able boogie introduced renewed curiosity within the track and the movie, and a day after the Oscars, Lee took the chance to thank her. 

“I’ve acquired to offer a shout-out to my sister Glenn Shut, who I heard gave me love [for] ‘College Daze,’” the director mentioned in a brief video posted to his social media accounts. “Glenn Shut was doing ‘Da Butt’ ― I noticed it on video. You had been getting down!”   

Shut’s strikes additionally acquired reward from Expertise Limitless bassist Gregory “Sugar Bear” Elliot, who mentioned he was “blown away” by the gesture.  

“It was like a lottery ticket,” he instructed Billboard in a Monday interview. “I had butterflies all all through my physique. I used to be overwhelmed. … You may’t ask for nothing higher than that. That was a present from God.”

Lee acquired his first aggressive Academy Award two years in the past, profitable Finest Tailored Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman,” which he additionally directed. 

Although Shut is extensively seen as top-of-the-line actors of her technology, she has but to obtain an Oscar regardless of eight nominations. This yr she was nominated within the Supporting Actress class for “Hillbilly Elegy” however misplaced to “Minari” star Youn Yuh-jung. 

Followers are hoping she’ll break her dropping streak when she stars within the long-gestating movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Sundown Boulevard.” 

She performed the position of Norma Desmond on Broadway in 1994 and 2017 and, earlier this month, instructed the Los Angeles Occasions she hopes to start filming the film model this summer time. 


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