Irresistible Topher Grace Plays Yay or Nay

If you’ve ever watched TV or gone to a movie, you know how irresistible Topher Grace is. From That ‘70s Show to BlacKkKlansman, he’s been “gracing” our screens for a long time. And now, Topher Grace is back with his new movie, Irresistible, alongside Steve Carell and Rose Byrne. Subscribe to Scary Mommy TV: https://bit.ly/3bBD9VI

Written and directed by Jon Stewart, Irresistible is a comedy about what happens when a small Wisconsin town becomes the main attraction of our modern-day political circus. Back to Wisconsin for Topher (reminder: The ’70s show was set there)! With a star studded cast like this, Irresistible sounds well, irresistible.

Topher Grace, plays the role of Kurt, a political analyst that competes with Natasha Lyonne. Topher recently sat down with us and played one of our favorite Scary Mommy games, Yay or Nay. We talked about political podcasts, Zooming with friends during the quarantine, voting, kids, coffee – yeah, we got deep.

Grace is married to True Detective actress, Ashley Hinshaw since 2016. Together, they have two and a half year old daughter, Mabel Jane Grace. This acting couple have another child on the way. Looks like if anyone gets what Scary Mommy is about, it’s Grace and Hinshaw. Although Topher Grace is a busy dad, we hope to keep seeing on the big screen. Irresistible is in theaters and premiering On Demand today, June 26th. For more details on where and how to watch, visit Watchirresistible.com.

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Quarantine Queens Review The Best Family Movies: BIG (1988) | Scary Mommy

Quarantine may be over for you, but we are still spending more time at home with family and that means movie night. We’re reviewing our favorite 1980s film, BIG. Although nothing beats classic 1980s movies, do they still hold up and is it ok for the kids? In this video, we’re giving you the mom low-down with curse word counts, cigarette smoking appearances, violence, boobies and the sexual innuendos that the 80s loved so much. We’ll include all the time stamps below to make your family movie watching that much more easy for you!

First up: Movie Recap: In the 1987 movie, BIG, Tom Hanks plays the role of Josh, a 13 year old boy who’s a little shorter than average and made a wish to be “big.” He should have said tall because that’s why he woke up the next morning as a man, who moves to the big city, gets a job, a girlfriend and becomes a man in more ways than one. If you know what I mean. 

I couldn’t wait for a break from homeschooling to watch this throwback. I thought, this PG rated movie is perfect for a kid to watch. It’s PG! What could go wrong? It’s got kids, it’s got toys, it’s got FAO Schwarz, the amazing toy store in it! And it does have all those things, but it also has some interesting language, some old fashioned 1980s sexual jokes and some physical intimacy between a 30ish year old woman and a 13 year old man-boy. 

Overall, Big is a great movie and you will love it, but there are a lot of questionable parts to keep in mind depending on your kid’s age. Commonsense Media says 13+, Parents are saying 11+ and so are the kids. Finally, they agree! Honestly, the most offensive part? Susan’s giant shoulder pads. Ahhh, 80s fashion.

 

Watch Guide:

2:23 Looking down Teacher’s shirt

9:28 Bitch

19:30 Bitch

19:33 Bitch

19:48 we’ve got some hookers 

20:02  street smoking

22:27 screams and gunshots

30:12 workplace male sex talk bonding

30:37 Bullshit

30:51 Hell and ass 

30:59 Hell and ass

31:03 boob bra scene

34:05 screams and gunshots

42:28 breakfast smoking

43:02 meeting smoking

45:29 smoking break

48:28 Lovitts is me too’ing a woman on the dance floor. 

49:53 party smoking

51:52 Goddam 

56:15 there’s a reference to “spending the night”

1:00:59 car smoking

1:03:10 Goddam

1:03:12 Goddam 

1:03:19 Goddam

1:03:16 Shit

1:07:24 Billy wants a dirty mag

1:12:27 there’s kissing – the open mouth kind

1:13 shirt unbuttoning scene 

1:13:37 boob action and kissing

1:20:37 Fuck 

1:21:01 Asshole

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Bryce Dallas Howard Talks ‘Dads’ And The Mental Load Of Motherhood | Scary Mommy

Just in time for Father’s Day, Bryce Dallas Howard sat down with us at Scary Mommy Speaks to give us a sneak peak at her new movie, Dads. You may know Bryce’s dad, Ron Howard, so when she decided to talk to us about this documentary, we were all ears.

You probably recognize Bryce Dallas Howard for her roles in Jurassic Park, The Help, Spiderman 3 and more. This time, you’re going to know her for directing the movie, Dads. It’s a celebration of six extraordinary fathers from across the globe. You might recognize a few of these dads because they’re some of the most famous Hollywood dads like Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. We’ll get to hear about the joys and challenges of parenting straight from these dads. 

In this interview, our Scary Mommy Speaks host, Ashley Hearon-Smith, gets down to business by asking Bryce a few questions about what being a Dad means today. Ashley and Bryce tackle questions about how moms still bear most of the mental load, whether fathers change enough diapers, how dads are being left out of the parenting conversation and the old stereotype of dads as being incompetent.

Bryce puts the role of dads in perspective by discussing the culture of fatherhood, how essential it is that there be depictions of fathers and mothers carrying equal loads and the importance of seeing it happen. According to Bryce, once you see it, it becomes a standard to hold, which is what the movie, Dads, is hoping to expose.

Don’t miss this interview and treat yourself to Dads – premieres globally on Apple TV+ on June 19, 2020.

 

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When An ICU Nurse Feared Spreading COVID to Her Partner, Her Mom Friends Stepped In To Help

When Michelle Archer Stratton got the news that her ICU ward would soon be treating COVID-19 patients, she was frightened.  Being a nurse during a pandemic is already stressful and exhausting, but Michelle had the added worry of not only potentially bringing home germs to her partner, she also runs a dairy farm with animals who are potentially at risk.  

To say Michelle is a bad ass is almost an understatement.  She works in the ICU and spends any downtime as a hands-on farmer alongside her husband who is the only other employee on the farm.  Michelle put out a call on social media for a spare RV to rent as an alternative living space during the pandemic but none came through.

When Scary Mommy heard about Michelle’s story, we set out to help her find a way to isolate from her partner in hopes of relieving some of the pressures she faced during this scary time.  The Avocado Organic Green Mattress Company donated a bed and bedroom furniture to the effort, while a team of remote designers went to work in record time.

Michelle’s friends and co-workers contributed good wishes, cards and helped arrange a makeover of a workshop space on Michelle’s farm.  Full of tools and wood at first, the space was revamped to be a private bedroom for Michelle.   Watch Michelle’s reaction to seeing the space for the first time here:

 

Almost more moving than Michelle’s excitement about the new space, was her retelling of her own person story.  Known to be a very private person, Michelle reveals on camera for the first time publicly that she and her partner David have experienced six miscarriages. The most recent at 18-weeks which was all the more devastating.  Now as an essential worker in the pandemic, Michelle and David must put their fertility journey on hold until it is safe to do so.  As a nurse, Michelle describes how she is surrounded by women of childbearing age.  “All of my co-workers are moms…it was pointed out to me that I am a mom, but that my child is not with us.” She says.  

Through this project, Michelle told Scary Mommy that she became aware of the importance of talking about miscarriage and that it is nothing to be ashamed of.  “This is my story. And my story is not over.” Michelle says.

We salute Michelle and all the brave women like her who have found the courage to share their stories while working on the front lines on our fight against COVID-19.  Watch more in the I am Scary Mommy series profiling extraordinary women doing incredible things.

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3 Phrases to Cancel When Talking About Race

As parents we must talk about race. And when we do, let’s cancel these three phrases.  

For starters, anyone with kids has likely read numerous books to them about colors, recognizing colors, learning the differences between one color from another. Learning blue from purple is a milestone. Now, why would suddenly skin color be something to ignore in conversations with our kids?  The “I don’t see color” phrase is officially cancelled. We do see color. To ignore it is to ignore the differences in experiences racial groups face in a society with implicit bias – that’s a big word for holding bias without realizing you do.  We have been socialized to hold biases toward some groups over others. These biases influence the way we act and the choices we make in a variety of situations. In fact, there is a free online test you can take to prove the bias that you hold.

And while we are cancelling phrases can we please stop with the “All Lives Matter” rhetoric?  To break down why this is a problem in the terminology of several memes going around – if your house is on fire, the fire department does not come and hose down the entire neighborhood because “all houses matter.” Nope. 

The phrase Black Lives Matter does not imply that other lives don’t matter. Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. Karen, Amy, Becky can you hear me?  Apologies in advance if one of those is actually your real name. 2020 must have been rough. But now is the time to call all the other Karens and Amys you know and have uncomfortable, courageous conversations about race.  The house is on fire moms, and we need to do something. To not act is fanning the flames.

And the final one to cancel forever is “I’m not racist so I’m not the problem.” So here’s the thing, sitting by silently doing nothing makes you part of the problem. If you are not racist, you must work to be actively “anti-racist”. Read, research, follow other thought leaders doing the work. But please don’t call your white friends and give them the load of doing your work too.

Moms know how to get shit done. This one’s going to take all of us to get even close. Let’s start today.

 

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Tracee Ellis Ross is 47 and She Came to Slay

It’s hard to believe that the smart, and stunning daughter of Diana Ross would have anything to be insecure about. Turns out Tracee Ellis Ross (of Blackish) had a fear of singing despite her relation to one of music’s most iconic female divas. But in the new film The High Note, Ross overcomes her fear, singing publicly for the first time in her role as the fictional singer Grace Davis. Subscribe to Scary Mommy: https://bit.ly/3bBD9VI

Set in the dazzling world of the L.A. music scene, Ross as Davis is a superstar whose talent, and ego have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Dakota Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands with a secret side hustle as a music producer. Moms will relate to Grace’s dilemma when her long-time manager (Ice Cube) presents a choice between a long-term stint in Vegas or pursuing the longshot of a new album.

If you like a feel-good film with great soundtrack (six songs were recorded by Ross), epic outfits and Hollywood glitz, this is the movie for you. Also, score one for the mature women who are still killing the game and saying to hell with the haters who put an expiration date on black excellence.

With guidance from the executive team at Universal Music, the filmmakers hired respected music producer Rodney Jerkins, also known as Darkchild, to oversee the entire soundtrack— he’s previously collaborated with such artists as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson and many, many more.

Directed by Nisha Ganatra (Late Night), who is also an avid Scary Mommy reader, the High Note highlights the lack of female representation around decision-making tables in the music industry. Johnson and Ellis shine as begins to learn something from the other. The exhilaration of Ross finally realizing her own personal dream of becoming a singer is visible in her performance. Ross describes herself as 47 and “sexier than ever” and we agree. Please keep giving us life with the hair, the outfits and that voice. It was worth the wait.

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New Hair Color Trend: The Homeschool Hombre

Fashion in a pandemic can be really challenging. You can’t get your haircut, your stache waxed or your roots dyed, so what do you do? Wear a helmet? No! You rock your roots! Subscribe to Scary Mommy: https://bit.ly/3bBD9VI

Let those grey hairs fly like they love to. They’ve always had a mind of their own, so let them be free. Especially since you can’t right now.

Women across the country are proudly showing their roots. While we’ve been sheltered away, our hair has come out to play. From greys to dark roots, we’re letting it all out. Nothing goes better with your home sewn face mask than two inches of un-dyed hair. Think of your roots as a timeline for how long you’ve been on lock down. Who needs calendars?

When you’re at home all day, who cares if your blondes go black? If you used to pay for an ombre at the hair salon, well, now you got a reverse one for free! Silver linings. Literally this time.

Maybe your kids have been wondering why your hair is growing in funny or why those white hairs always point in weird directions. Well, now you get to answer these questions. Make it educational. When you’re homeschooling your kid, you can use your hair as a way to teach about hues and color blending. Sure, they might laugh and point and maybe your family drawings are starting to showcase your hair color as two toned, but at least it takes them a little longer to color and that’s more time for you. Love your true colors. Every single strand.

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Ken Jeong and Amanda Seyfried On The 6 Throwbacks the World Needs Now

Have you missed Scooby-Doo? Me too. Luckily, Scoob!, the movie, is out. We can all agree a lot has changed since the pandemic, so nothing feels better than getting nostalgic, especially with movies. That is why watching Scoob! really hits the spot right now, especially with stars like Ken Jeong and Amanda Seyfried cast in it. Yay! Something to look forward to for the whole family! Subscribe to Scary Mommy: https://bit.ly/3bBD9VI

Ken Jeong is the voice of Dynomutt and Amanda Seyfried is the voice Daphne in this computer-animated version of the Scooby-Doo gang. We got to sit down with Ken and Amanda who took a moment to get nostalgic with us. From sprinklers to walkmen to underoos, we got some good tidbits from their childhood. Who knew Ken Jeong liked Purple Rain and Amanda Seyfried played in sprinklers? If you were wondering if there any similarities between The Hangover and Scoob!, Ken breaks it down for you.

If you’ve been starved for a “ruh roh Raggy!” or a “Jeepers!” or a “Zoinks!,” you are in store for a treat with Scoob! In the end, the consensus is we all need to see Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Fred and Daphne again. It’s like reuniting with old friends and you don’t even have to do it over Zoom. Getting back together with the Scooby gang makes another night stuck at home not feel so bad afterall. I know I can’t wait to watch it. Who knows? I might even let the kids watch it with me too.

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Let’s Workout Like The World Is A Dumpster Fire

There is no shortage of exercise videos out there but right now is not the time to add yet another stressor to our to-do lists.  So, if you are looking to move your body a little to blow off some steam, work up a sweat or simply remove the toe polish you have been meaning to do forever, Home Girl Fit is for you.  We are home, we are girls and if we can find a few minutes to move, stretch or breathe deeply, the world might not look like such a dumpster fire. Until we turn on the news, but let’s not go there.   Subscribe to Scary Mommy on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bBD9VI

WATCH: Exercise At Home: Pandemic Edition

The point is, moms are doing double and triple duty right now on everything from cooking ALL THE FOOD, to teaching fractions to working from home to trying to ward off a deadly virus. Let’s think about ourselves for a few minutes a day whether it be to have a laugh or to flex our muscles in whatever way makes us feel good. It’s like sex – it’s not the size of the ship that counts, it’s the motion of the ocean.

Now about those face masks. Enter the latest fashion accessory that harbors germs, saliva and Lord knows what else. Did you know that you are supposed to treat a face mask like underwear? Yep, no recycling those Karen. You don’t want to re-wear yesterday’s thong – same goes for your mask. And absolutely no going commando allowed.  So have fun, grab a mask or plank over a bucket of LEGO and try out some moves that will lighten your mood and get your heart pumping.  The mothership can’t go down. The whole world is literally counting on us. Ugh.

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Mother’s Day Messages from You Make for One Hell of a Tribute

This Mother’s Day will be one to remember as many face the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though many of us can’t be physically with our mothers this year, Scary Mommy has compiled personal messages from family members to share in this touching tribute. Incredibly, when strung together, the qualities of the special moms in our lives blend together in a powerful message.

WATCH: Mother’s Day Messages From You

So while this Mother’s Day will be very hard for many of us, especially the heroic mothers on the front lines, we are all united as we begin to face the new normal. Subscribe to Scary Mommy here: https://bit.ly/3bBD9VI

There will be so many emotions and we will handle them in different ways. There will be the new moms who because of coronavirus, cannot introduce their new babies to their extended family. Some of them may even have had to face childbirth alone. There are many mother’s who have lost mothers to COVID many of whom cannot hold traditional funeral services. There are the teacher moms somehow holding it together for everyone else’s children so that they can go to school remotely. The work from home moms who are alternating from conference calls to multiplication, to never ending loads of laundry. How is the laundry possibly multiplying at this rate? Scientist moms, please explain.

So this is our day. Let’s take it in and spend it the way we want it. Let’s allow ourselves to celebrate ourselves and let the small stuff take a back seat. If there is any takeaway from a global health crisis it has got to be to focus on what matters. With family time taking on a whole new meaning this year, we wish you and all the special mothers in your life a Happy Mother’s Day.

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