BLACK VOICES
12/07/2011 01:55 pm ET

Andre Leon Talley Saves Money By Watching Free Movies With Friends

Andre Leon Talley is known for waxing poetic on all things fashion, mentoring models towards stardom and playing tennis in Louis Vuitton and diamonds (amongst other fabulous things), not bumming movies off his friends.

So it was a bit surprising to hear Talley's method of saving money during these uncertain economic times, especially when it comes to catching a movie.

"You have to find a way to pinch!" the former editor-at-large of American Vogue told The Cut.

Talley apparently finds the $12 movie ticket prices a tad too expensive and has turned to a more thrifty option--watching free screening copies. Where does he find said films? From a movie star friend of course!

"I don't get screeners myself, but I can borrow from my friends or go to their house to watch," said Talley.

And when you happen to be buddies with Whoopi Goldberg it's easy to grab a free front row seat. In fact, Talley spent this Thanksgiving watching a number of yet-to-be-released films in Goldberg's personal screening room at her New Jersey home.

We would love to take Talley up on his advice, but I'm assuming most of us don't have Oscar-winning stars with access to complimentary movie screenings as close friends.

But setting priorities is perhaps something we can learn from the fashion guru. "Why spend money on movies when you can spend it on gas? Or dry cleaning? Or groceries?"

Agreed Mr. Talley.

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