Ginnifer Goodwin's Something Borrowed Plight Explained in 1990s Rap Terms

somethingborrowed300.jpgIf you'd dismissed the upcoming Ginnifer Goodwin-Kate Hudson wedding-themed chick flick Something Borrowed as just another Bride Wars-esque lady comedy, think again; Something Borrowed tackles a subject that's been on the minds of modern artists for decades -- the moral lines between friendship, love, sex, and betrayal. Or, in the immortal words of hip-hop group Naughty by Nature, circa 1991, it's about one concept in particular: O.P.P.

If you recall the early-'90s rap classic "O.P.P.," the subject is fairly complex. To quote lyricist Treach, "O.P.P." -- how can I explain it? ...'O' is for 'other,' 'P' is for 'people's,' scratch your temple... the last 'P?' Well, that's not so simple." It's commonly used to refer to lady friends already in committed relationships with other people, but as Naughty by Nature explain, the term is more than applicable to both genders.

In Something Borrowed, Ginnifer Goodwin's good girl Rachel wrestles with the very same moral conundrum that Treach and Co. rapped about two decades ago. Rachel, in short, is down with O.P.P. -- she's locked in a torrid affair with the fiancé of her best friend (Kate Hudson).

Now, Naughty by Nature seemed far less wracked with guilt than the disarmingly winning Goodwin is wont to be in Something Borrowed, so expect to find more in-depth examinations of the subsequent complex feelings and life-shattering betrayals in the film than there is in the classic rap anthem. But doesn't Something Borrowed (based on Emily Giffin's novel) seem a little more interesting now that you know exactly what Ginnifer Goodwin is borrowing?


  • ramos says:

    If you read the book you will know that Kate Hudson is a horrible cast and Rachel wasn't frumpy just not as stunning as Kate character. And you can tell Kate's age from the get go. I am so sad that Emily Griffin let this be adapted in such a sloppy way.