The BOSSY List: 5 things you need to know now 12.18.17
1. Ladybird (A24/IAC Films)
The hype is legit: Ladybird, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, is that good. It's a coming-of-age story of a girl ("Christine McPherson" aka "Ladybird") growing up in Sacramento, CA in the early 2000s. It follows her senior year in high school, her first romances and her volatile relationship with her mother. Ladybird is one of those films that takes you on the ups and downs of growing up, reminding you how hard it was to be a teenager: figuring out boys and cliques, getting along with your parents and worrying about your future. I laughed, I cried, I cringed. It was fabulous. Ladybird stars Saiorse Ronan as "Ladybird," Laurie Metcalf as Ladybird's mom and Lucas Hedges as Ladybird's first boyfriend. In theaters now.
2. Top Chef Season 15 Colorado (Bravo)
Woo hoo Top Chef is baaack! I didn't realize how much I missed it until it was back in my life. Just two eps in and we already have the good ole standards: the big egos, the naivete, the crying, the sweating, the badass chicks. It's delightful. Learn more and catch up on Bravo or the Bravo Now app.
3. Donald Trump Poop Bags
The reviews are in! Donald Trump Dog Poop Bags are making picking up poop great again!
"It's a joy using his face to pick up my 3 dogs' poop!" -- Maria
"I wanted to share this great opportunity to fill President Poop with more poop" -- Deb
"This is good shit!" -- Eric
"Love smashing this turds face into my dog turds." -- Mary
I'd say that's a five star product. Buy here.
4. SMILF (Showtime)
I'm not entirely sure what to make of this gritty, sometimes raunchy, new Showtime comedy from Frankie Shaw (creator and star). It's a bit all over the place, but I sat down and binged the first 6 episodes without stopping so I'll definitely say it's intriguing. Set in South Boston, MA (my former stomping grounds), SMILF follows 20-something single mom and WNBA-wannabe Bridget Bird and her son Larry (seriously), mom Tutu (Rosie O'Donnell), baby daddy Rafi (Miguel Gomez) and boss/rich friend Ally (Connie Britton). Sound interesting? It is. Nothing you've ever seen before, that's for sure. Watch Sundays at 9pm ET on Showtime or catch up on Showtime Anytime.
5. Chef José Andrés
Author, educator, television personality and chef, José Andrés owns restaurants in D.C., Philly, Vegas, South Beach and Puerto Rico. He's also recently infamous for canceling his plans to open a restaurant in Donald Trump's D.C. hotel (much to DJT's chagrin).
By now I'm sure you've heard that Andrés has made it his mission to feed those effected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Through the World Central Kitchen, he has served nearly 3 million meals in Puerto Rico since September, including 40 thousand Thanksgiving meals last month, with plans to continue through Christmas. More recently, Andrés and his team, through World Central Kitchen and local nonprofit L.A. Kitchen, served hundreds of meals a day during the Southern California wildfires to feed first-responders and displaced residents in shelters.
With all the disgusting and disappointing behavior going on in the world right now, seeing people like José Andrés helping people out is all the more heart warming. I'm verklempt. Read more about José's work here and here.
Bonus! After writing this post I one more thing that caught my eye that I need to share:
First there was Pizza Rat, then Pizza Squirrel, now...Pizza Coyote! An amateur photographer in California spotted this industrious coyote behind his house feeding her pups. Where'd she get half a pizza? We will probably never know.
Happy Holidays y'all! Mind your manners and don't get in any fights. #bethebossofyou