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There are two things I can always get behind: good underwear and drag queens. Thankfully, one of my favourite local businesses has creatively combined the two in a unique line of products you won’t find anywhere else. Dirt Squirrel Co. recently released their Super Queens line of shirts and underwear and they are SO cute you’re probably going to want multiple pairs.

Inspired by local Vancouver Drag talent, the boys over at Dirt Squirrel set out on a mission to work with local drag queens to produce a fantastic line of products.

“In May, we began working with artist, Stephen Sadowski, running around the city taking photos of eight queens that would be given superhero personas: Carlotta Gurl, Conni Smudge, Jaylene Tyme, Raye Sunshine, Isolde N. Barron, Peach Cobblah, Jane Smoker and Beardoncé. While many people questioned our ability to gather eight queens and pull this off before Vancouver Pride, the hardest part was not being able to include more!”

Not only do these shirts and underwear feature local drag queens as superheroes but the products themselves are superheroes in their own right with partial proceeds benefitting two amazing local charities: YouthCO and The Vancouver Friends For Life Society. Recently, a party was thrown celebrating the launch of this new line that featured many of the Super Queens along with some other amazing local talent. Check out the video below…

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December 2015: Five Must-See Movies

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December is my favourite month of the year and not just because it’s my birth month, or because of Christmas, but because there are usually a bunch of phenomenal movies released in December and with Vancouver’s short and cold winter days there is no better time to hit up the theatres and cram way too much butter soaked popcorn down your throat.

There are some obvious blockbusters and a couple movies you might not have heard of. Check out my picks for must see movies this month.

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November 2015: Five Must-See Movies

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OMG it has been wayyyyy too long since I’ve talked about movies. I’m so freaking excited for November releases it’s not even funny. There is such a great mix of films this month and a ton of other limited releases that didn’t make the list but still look incredible.

Check out my picks for MUST SEE movies this month

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July 2015: Five Must-See Movies

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I don’t know about you but we are experience the heatwave of all heatwaves here in Vancouver and there is no better way to cool off than a nice air conditioned theater. Luckily for me, there are more than enough movies this month to run off an watch on those unbearably hot days.

Check out my picks for must see movies this month…

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Movie Review: The Longest Ride

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The tenth film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel hits theatres today and also marks the big screen debut of Clint Eastwood’s swoon worthy son, Scott. One of those facts is much more intriguing than the other but I’ll get to that in a moment. SPOILER ALERT: it’s Scott.

The Longest Ride, or as some will undoubtedly call it, The Longest Nap, is an incredibly dull movie that attempts to tell two separate love stories that, like alcohol and texting, really don’t go well together.

The film stars the adorable Britt Robertson, who I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago while she was in Vancouver filming The Secret Circle, as sophisticated art loving college girl Sophia who ends up falling for the charming, hunky, bull riding Luke (Eastwood). Their love story is intertwined with that of Ira (Alan Alda) and Ruth (Oona Chaplin), whose story is played out via letters Ira wrote to his wife read to him by Sophia after she helps save him from a car accident. It’s never really explained why he writes letters to her even though they live together but… I guess that wasn’t important because letters are so emotional and romantic.

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Movie Review: Get Hard

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Get Hard is easily the most ridiculous movie of the year so far but it isn’t without its merits. While I try to be honest with myself when it comes to expectations I have to say the bar was pretty low going in to this one. I hadn’t watched the trailer, but everything Will Ferrell has done since Step Brothers really hasn’t hit the mark for me.

Kevin Hart co-stars in the movie about an investment banker who prepares for jail time with the help of the guy who washes his car. If you think you’re ready for the racial and gay stereotypes that ensue let me tell you… You’re not. Get Hard is certainly not for everyone, especially for the faint of heart but even in its most crass and low-brow moments it attempts a social satire that while extremely rude in its delivery is often effective in its message.

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Beyoncé Visual Album Track By Track Review

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Now that I’ve stopped running around screaming her name for the better portion of a day, I’ve actually had a chance to sit down and really listen to the album we all freaked out over yesterday. Yes, as everyone and their grandmother knows, the Queen B unexpectedly dropped a bomb on the music industry with the surprise release of her fifth studio album, the self titled Beyoncé.

After a year of album releases from our pop princesses that were “just okay”, Beyoncé has served up a game changer in every sense of the word, just in time to ruin everyone’s end of year lists. Normally I’d talk about the highlights and low points of the album, but on an album with no filler, no remixes of the lead single or a previous hit, a track-by-track review is in order.

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October 2013: Five Must-See Movies

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Can you believe it’s already OCTOBER? I can’t. But that means awards season is here in movie land and we’re in for some killer movies in the next couple of months. After last month’s abysmal screening of Getaway I was scared to ever see another movie. These movies, however, have got me super excited!

Without delay, here are my picks for must see movies this month (with some serious awards contenders)

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