That's What She Said 6.14.19

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We’re getting close to the official start of summer! That means you need some good tunes, cold treats and entertaining stuff to watch on TV when you’re hiding from the heat (check out my rhymes!). Here’s my contribution:

LISTEN

Lizzo
I’m sure you’ve heard her name - and maybe even seen her face. Or you’ve heard her song “Good As Hell” which has some of the best lyrics in a hip hop song:

Woo child, tired of the bullshit
Go on dust your shoulders off, keep it moving
Yes Lord, tryna get some new shit
In there, swimwear, going to the pool shit
Come now, come dry your eyes
You know you a star, you can touch the sky
I know that it's hard but you have to try
If you need advice, let me simplify
If he don't love you anymore
Just walk your fine ass out the door

Yeah girl!

Interested? I created a playlist on Spotify to get you up to speed with Lizzo’s positive body image, motivational and frank messages. And it’s just really fun. Her new album is “Cuz I Love You.” Check out my playlist here.

WATCH

When They See Us (Netflix)
Yet another sad story of innocent lives being ruined by our justice system. This original film on Netflix by Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma, A Wrinkle in Time) is about the “Central Park Five,” the five African American teenagers in NYC who got scooped up by the police after a brutal rape in Central Park in 1989 and coerced into confessions after 42 hours of interrogation - without their parents or attorneys present. It’s not easy to watch, but important to see, especially with the charming bit featuring Donald Trump calling for the death penalty for minors. Yup, it happened. Learn more about the movie here.

[NOTE: Oprah also just held a “When They See Us” Now special on the OWN Network Wednesday night. Learn more and watch here.]

Ugh now that you feel gross…move on to…

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Always Be My Maybe (Netflix)
Don’t worry - I’m not a masochist. I know that was hard. Here’s a lighter option to help bring you back up. Another original film by Netflix, Always Be My Maybe stars comedian Ali Wong and Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) as Sasha and Marcus, childhood besties who have a falling out in high school and don’t speak for 15 years, only to reconnect as adults in San Francisco after their lives have gone in very different directions. It’s funny and sweet and you’ll love it. Learn more here.

Side note: Have you ever seen Ali Wong’s stand up? She’s REALLY funny. Check out her two specials - also on Netflix: Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) and Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016).

Dead to Me (Netflix)
You’re already completely on top of this one, right? Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini? One’s a widow and one’s, well, a liar? Get on it. Learn more here.

BUY

Now we’re getting to the good stuff: booze and food. Here are two summer treats that will light up your life and cool down your insides:

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Pool Boy French Rosé
Do you ever find yourself in the position where you’re going on your yacht or out to your pool and you just really want to bring a light, crispy rosé, but you know that glass is a no-no? Problem solved - Pool Boy Rosé is in a PLASTIC bottle! Genius? Yes! Sophisticated? Who cares! Why didn’t they think of this sooner. Easier to chill than boxed wine, nicer to look at than canned wine - and the name is adorable. I’ve found Pool Boy at Whole Foods, but I’m sure it’s available at all your major wine super stores.

Talenti Gelato and Sorbetto
Guys, Talenti has been on the market since 2003 but I’m not sure anyone has really appreciated what they bring to the table in the gelato space. Not only does Talenti use non-GMO, certified organic ingredients, their products do not contain high-fructose corn syrup or milk with added hormones or antibiotics. They have gluten free and dairy free options (essential for those of us with restrictive diets) and all of their products are certified kosher. AND they have nearly 48 different flavors of gelato and sorbetto. Check out their newest product line: Gelato Layers - seven new flavors each with FIVE layers of gelato and cookie bits or nuts. See all the flavors and where to buy here. YUM!

Enjoy!

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