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There’s A Movie Based On A Harry Styles Fanfiction!

Yes, you read that correctly! There’s an actual movie based on a Harry Styles Fanfiction!

Everything That You Need To Know About After

Let’s hop back in time to 2013 first. Anna Todd started using the popular fanfiction website “Wattpad” to write a YA based on the members of One Direction. In the original chapters (which are still available to read fo’ free on Wattpad, BTW) Tessa a college freshman, falls in love with Harry and the two end up in a tumultuous relationship. Anna wrote over 80 chapters and the series has had over a BILLION views! Wattpad reached out to Anna and offered her help in finding a publisher. The rest is history! Once the book was published the movie-rights were sold and here we are being blessed with this movie.

As with most Fanfic’s, the story doesn’t actually revolve around Harry Styles being in One Direction. Instead the story happens in Washington State University. Anna obvs couldn’t use Harry’s real name (or the other 1D boys names!) once the book was publish due to legal reasons (sad times!), so Harry was changed to Holden.

Here’s The Trailer!👇

Was anyone else waiting for him to reveal that he was a vampire or something?

Meet The Cast

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin plays Hardin Scott aka Harry Styles. Hero previously stared in Harry Potter playing the young Voldemort. Fun fact: his uncle IRL, Ralph Fiennes, played Voldemort! The role of Tessa is played by Josephine Langford. If Josephine looks slightly familiar that’s because she has a v famous sister; Katherine Langford from 13 Reasons Why.

 

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When is After released in Ireland?

At the moment we don’t know.😥 It’s out this week (April 12th) in the US. Missy.ie reached out to the production company to find out its Irish release date. They said, “Currently we do not have a release plan for UK/Ireland but will let you know when there is one”. So, it will happen, but when is the question. We have a feeling it will happen over the summer OR Netflix will get it in a similar situation to “Isn’t It Romantic“, which went on general release in US cinemas, but was made available on Netflix internationally a few weeks later. We’ll keep you posted!

What are your thoughts on a Harry Styles Fanfiction being turned into a movie?

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Meet Your New Music Obsession, Milk.

The up and coming pop group Milk. will soon be taking Dublin by storm. The four-piece band includes Mark Mckenna, Conor Gorman, Morgan Wilson and the very handsome Conor King all in their early 20s. They are taking a whole new twist on music by mixing different genres and brand-new sounds.

Missy.ie got the chance to sit down with them ahead of their shows to chat about music, Dublin and life.

 

How did the band come together?

Wilson: We were all together in music college actually,

Mckenna: Yeah, the band started with just me and Gormi really. Basically, I was actually in another band and then I met Conor through that and we became mates. He sent me a song he had written and I thought it was very cool and we started writing together and eventually Milk was born and then we knew Morgan and then our bass is Conor King from college and we just kind of asked him to play from us. 

 

How long have you known each other?

Gorman: Maybe three years. Started writing together about two years ago.

Wilson: Yeah around about that I’d say.

Mckenna: I only really got to know Morgan about a year ago. 

Gorman: I was thinking about this the other day one of Morgan mates lives around my estate and I remember seeing Morgan around my estate when I was like ten.

Morgan: My roommate is actually Conor’s next-door neighbour.

Mckenna: And then, we’ve known Conor King for a little over a year actually, he is very well-known around for playing the bass and we were worried that he wouldn’t like our songs, but he heard one of them and thought it was good so we said that he could come play for us if he wanted, please.

 

How did the name Milk. come about?

Mckenna: There is a book and movie called “Clockwork Orange” about a gang of four teenagers and the lead character drinks milk and he basically puts loads of drugs into it. I just found it was hilarious how they took something as innocent as milk and they took something as violent as drugs. It shows that drugs and violence are as prevalent in an adult’s day-to-day life and a glass of milk is to a child’s day to day life, which is a very weird contrast.

Gorman: We will probably have to keep it now unless we get sued by milk.

Via Milk. on Instagram

What is the genre of music you are most inspired by?

Mckenna: We are all inspired by different genres and I think that is what makes a good mix. We try to mix everything we can, there will even be small details in the back of a song that could be really influenced by an oasis song but it wouldn’t sound like an oasis. So, there are always hints of things there.

Mckenna: In a few songs that we have there are a lot of Daniel Ceaser inspiration.

Wilson: I don’t think we have a right to one certain genre.

Mckenna: We just kind of go for it and if something doesn’t sound right or if it’s unnecessary we would take it out.

 

How are musical decisions like that made?

Wilson: I think I lot of our creative bits are made over WhatsApp.

Mckenna: Yeah if we didn’t have WhatsApp we wouldn’t be half as organised as we are.

Gorman: We have a WhatsApp chat where we talk and send memes and then a separate one where we keep and archive important things.

Mckenna: We do a lot of like, if I write something I’ll send it into WhatsApp and then someone will say I like that let’s try this with it and we will change it from there.

Wilson: If we didn’t have a computer or WhatsApp you could say goodbye.

Mckenna: We are the band of 2020.

 

How does the process of writing songs happen?

Wilson: We’re not a band that meets up and jams to a song, it starts with one of us and then we add stuff on and then we record on a laptop.

Mckenna: It always started with just one of us, we have way too many songs that aren’t finished. We probably have at least two albums full. Some songs that me and Gorman would have written a while ago that doesn’t even sound like us anymore.

Via Milk. on Instagram

How did the song ‘Drama queen’ happen?

Gorman: That kind of started off as a punk song.

Mckenna: Yeah it started a while ago, but we’ve changed it since. It used to be very fast but we slowed a bass line down from another song and then we liked it much better. Gormi made a demo of it then I wrote lyrics and played it off my laptop and put my phone down beside me and I sang with the track of the laptop. It sounded awful at first. That was back when we were recording things on our phone. We thought it was really amazing at the time.

Gorman: We are very thankful for our producer, now.

Morgan: He is a wizard.

 

Are there struggles having a band in Ireland?

Mckenna: Not in Ireland anyway. If you’re not in Dublin though it would be. I feel like every band eventually in Ireland needs to come to Dublin at some point.

Wilson: It’s easier having it here compared to other places in this country just because this is just where the people are.

Gorman: The music scene is not that big here, you play like two gigs and people start to know who you are.

Wilson: I wouldn’t say it has made it more difficult actually, the scene is so small here when you are getting started it can be a little bit easier, at least play a couple of gigs. Like all your mates will go, everyone is looking to support each other, it is a very supportive environment. I’d actually be quite grateful for how small the community is, to be honest, I think that it would probably work against us if it was bigger.

Mckenna: It’s also nice to be able to play a gig and it is 20 minutes away from your house rather than get a three-hour train.

 

Is there any inspiration that comes from Dublin?

Wilson: I suppose we kind of take it for granted, it is very culturally involved.

Mckenna: Our sound as well at times, Dublin was the birth of U2, the birth of that distorted guitar, we kind of use a good bit of that. I feel like we are a very Irish band, I suppose the culture, growing up in Dublin. A lot of lyrics come from what we were raised with.

 

How do you balance college and music?

Wilson: With very little efficiency, but the college is very understanding because we are at college for musical art’s so they are lenient. We are trying to create a career with this band and college is helping that. But college has been great, it’s the reason we know each other and helped us get contacts in the music world.

 

Is social media a big part of having a band?

Wilson: Yeah definitely, specifically Instagram, I guess its most relevant for people our age.

Mckenna: I think people just like to see what you’re doing behind the scenes, get that insight into what you are genuinely like as a person. Like when I follow bands I want to see what they do when they are not on a big stage. So, it’s all just the lads hanging out, there are no gimmicks.

Wilson: I think it made it really pay attention to the detail of how everything looks. Even when we are announcing stuff we will use little candid photos. They all stick to this kind of film-photo theme. But, they are generally just us, doing normal things.

 

When are your next shows?

Wilson: We have a showcase in Cork on the 2nd of May and then our headline is on the 8th of May on the top floor of Whelans.  You can get tickets here

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You can listen to the debut single by Milk. “Drama Queen” on Spotify now.

 

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Music Year In Review & Who To Look Out For In 2019

Music Year In Review & Who To Look Out For In 2019

2018 was another huge year for music. We saw the emergence of some amazing new raw talents as well as the return of some of our favourites artists.

The beginning of the year we witnessed Dua Lipa’s domination over the pop world, releasing hit after hit with the likes of “IDGAF” and her Calvin Harris collab “One Kiss” being our summer anthem. She was an unstoppable force.

The Arctic Monkeys released their first album since 2013, and we also saw the growing popularity of hip hop artists such as Cardi B, Post Malone and Drake.

The artist with the biggest impact in the charts in 2018 was arguably Ariana Grande. Her music released later in the year had the biggest influence, with tracks like “Thank U, Next” becoming the fastest song in Spotify history to surpass 100 million views. Meanwhile the iconic, star-studded music video broke YouTube records for being the most viewed music video within 24 hours of its release.

Sadly, 2018 came with both its ups and downs, with the loss of many great artists, from rapper Mac Miller, to the legendary Aretha Franklin, to DJ and producer Avicii.

With the year drawing to a close, here’s who to look out for in 2019…

 

Tom Grennan

2018 was a great year for the 23 year old British singer songwriter. Still riding off the popularity from his previous releases such as “Something in the Water” & “Found What I’ve Been Looking For”, this year saw the release of his debut album Lighting Matches and sold out shows across the UK and Ireland. Currently in the studio working on his 2nd studio album, I’m confident it will be another big record, maybe this time with a little more recognition.

 

Khalid

Not exactly new on the scene but definitely not one who will be fading into the background any time soon. His pop anthems are laced with 80’s synths and this year saw his collabs with the likes of Shawn Mendes and Halsey. Check out his latest EP “Suncity” for some chilled, somber melodies with an R’n’B influence.  

 

Dermot Kennedy

Our own homegrown talent and who is making a name for himself in Ireland and across the pond. Despite not having yet released an album he’s selling out shows all over the world and has been dubbed by YouTube as one of the artists destined for success in 2019 after having made their “Ones To Watch” list. His raspy voiced teamed with folky guitar strings is enough to make anyone to become hooked. Make sure to listen to the powerful tune “Glory”, you’ll be happy you did. 

 

Lewis Capaldi

Describing himself as a “chubby guy who sings sad songs” is, while self depreciating, also kinda true. The 21 year old Scotland native released his first single “Bruises” with great success, garnering almost 93 million plays on Spotify at present. 

 

Ella Mai

The Londoner R’n’B singer brings a retro vibe to her songs and she’s definitely one to keep an eye on for the coming year. “Naked” will give you all the feels.

 

Drax Project

A 4 piece band from Wellington, New Zealand, who first gained attention with their cover of Macklemore’s Thriftshop. Intertwining their pop sound with elements of electronic drum & bass, their sound is unique and their 2017 single “Woke Up Late” has all the factors of a summer bop.

 

Bülow

The German born singerreleased her first EP “Damaged: Vol 1” in 2017 with a follow up EP “Damaged: Vol 2”. Her alternative/pop sound is addictive, listen to “Not A Love Song”, and thank me later. 

 

Sigrid

Chances are you have already heard of the name floating about, and it’s not surprising why. 2018 was a huge year for the young Norwegian singer. She spent her year playing shows and festivals across the world, while her songs were blasted among every radio station in the country. Next year she is expected to release her long awaited and highly anticipated debut album. She also plays her biggest Irish gig yet at the 3Arena next November. Grab a ticket if you can!

 

Soulé

Anothergrowing name who is flying the flag for Ireland. She recently played Longitude where her set was full of catchy pop tunes with impressive choreographed dance routines. “What Do You Know” and “Troublemaker” are her most popular songs on Spotify, both with well over 1 million listens. With immense potential we hope to see her make a bigger impact on the Irish music scene in 2019.  

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Should We Be Banning Disney Princess Movies?

The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, one if not all of these movies bring every girl back to when they were little and the excitement they had over their favourite Disney Princess. Hell, even now at 22 years of age I’d still get excited to curl up on the sofa and rewatch the classic Disney Princess movies! Someone who may not be so keen to do the same is Keira Knightly…

Banned

Keira Knightley, mother to her 3 year old daughter recently announced while on the Ellen DeGeneres show that she will be banning her 3 year old from watching certain Disney movies as she believes they are sending unhealthy messages to young girls. She justifies her statement by  criticising how the Princesses wait around for men to come rescue them, which doesn’t sit well with Knightley who is clearly very much about women’s empowerment. But is this taking it a step too far?

As a little girl, what was it that stuck with you? Speaking for myself I know that as a little girl I didn’t take away a message of women being weak and hopeless without men before they came to their rescue. I remember the catchy songs and loveable characters, from Sebastien in the Little Mermaid to The Genie in Aladdin. However, she has said she’s “team Frozen” and is also happy to let her watch Moana. 

Do Disney Princess Movies Really Impact Us?

Perhaps one of Keira Knightley’s most well known roles was when she played Elizabeth Swann in Disneys The Pirates of the Caribbean, her character being somewhat of a damsel in distress, ironically. Will she ban her daughter from watching that movie too? I think in the sudden surge of feminism and the encouragement of women to be independent and powerful, things may be getting a little bit excessive. I don’t believe that any of the movies I watched growing up had much of an impact on who I am as a person today, and I don’t think letting your child watch Disney Princesses will have a negative effect on them.

For myself, Disney movies were a childhood staple, just because I watched Ariel give up her voice for a Prince didn’t mean I would make equal sacrifices for a guy when I got older. Disney seem to be making improvements in this area with the release of movies such as Moana and Brave where the representation of female characters is more positive as they have more leader-like qualities, hence why Moana is in the good books with Knightley.

Disney 4 Life!

This isn’t to be misinterpreted that I too don’t encourage women to be strong, influential and competent, but maybe if you want to teach your children about feminism and being independent, I think there are better ways to approach it, and coming for Disney films probably isn’t the place to start. 

What are your thoughts on the subject? Has she taken it a step too far or does she make some fair points? Have your say in the comments down below!

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5 Things To Get You In The Mood For Halloween

5 Things To Get You In The Mood For Halloween

Halloween is not near, it’s here! We couldn’t be more excited. School’s out and it’s time to get in the spooky spirit. We’re sure that you already have your Halloween makeup and costumes sorted.

Here are 5 ways to get in the mood for Halloween whether you’re going out or staying in.

Carve A Pumpkin

We have become very American and obsessed with pumpkin patches. See if you have one locally. If not head to Aldi where they have a huge selection of pumpkins that start from on .99c.

Watch Scary Movies

We already put together a list of the best halloween movies to give you some inspo. A viewing of Hocus Pocus is a non-negotiable must!

Listen To The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack

“This is Halloween, everybody give a scream”

Tim Burton is the King of Halloween. Yes, he has made a tone of gothic inspired movies, but if you ask us The Nightmare Before Christmas is his masterpiece. The soundtrack is truly incredible. Helmed by the famed Danny Elfman it includes the iconic “This Is Halloween“,which needs to be blasted non-stop today. But “Jack’s Lament” and “Jack’s Obsession” are truly incredible. Sorry, we’ll stop fan-girling now!

Binge-watch Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

We’ve hyped this a lot, but Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is now on Netflix. The series has some seriously creepy vibes and is perfect Halloween viewing material.

Bake Something Spooky

Just because you can’t go trick-or-treating anymore doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in the candy side of Halloween! Pinterest has been fuelling our ideas. We love the look of these bat bites. Also, these mummy brownies look delish and super easy to make!

If you’re looking for some more ideas, we have loads pinned to our Halloween board.

Tell us, what are you doing to get in the mood for Halloween?

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5 Minutes With Max and Harvey

Missy.ie Chats To Max and Harvey

There are two type of people in the world; those know they hype around twins Max and Harvey, and those who will soon know all about them.

Max and Harvey are two Berkshire born twin brothers who have been steadily working on their music career for a number of years, which is mad considering that they’re only 15 years old! The boys have been signed to a huge record company in America, which means we can expect big things from them.

Missy.ie had the chance to chat to Max and Harvey ahead of their concert in Dublin next week.

How did you get into music?

Max and I have been singing for as long as we can remember! Our dad used to be a professional singer so he’s really the reason we fell in love with it. He has taught us a few things about harmonizing and we owe a lot of what we’ve learned to him.

 

Are there any bands/musicians who have inspired you?

Some of our favorite artists right now are Marshmello, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, and AJR. They all really know how to get the crowd hyped with their high-energy shows and we love how they’re always doing something creative and unique.

 

What do you like to do in your downtime?

In our downtime, we love playing football and watching our favorite team, Manchester United. We also like to hang out with our friends and family, including our dogs Pippa & Freddie!

 

Are you looking forward to playing Dublin?

We’re so pumped! We love Ireland because it’s so beautiful, and we cannot wait to meet our Irish fans. We know they’re going to love the show!

 

What is the best thing about your fans?

We have the BEST fans! We won our first major award at the Radio Disney Awards because of them and their dedication to us. They are so supportive of us in everything we do and we hope we can meet and thank every single one of them.

 

Have you anything exciting lined up for 2019?

We’ve got so many things happening in 2019, including more new music and a few surprises!!

Max and Harvey play Dublin on 1 November 2018. You can get tickets here.

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5 Things To Know About Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

5 Things To Know About Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

We’ve already told you that we are super excited for Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina to drop on Netflix next week. Not only is it perfect Halloween viewing, it just looks SO good!

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is actually a reboot of the popular show, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, but for a lot of people this is going to be their first introduction to Sabrina Spellman.

Here are 5 things to know about Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina before you watch it…

5 Things To Know About Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

1. There Was A Movie First

Sorry, but firstly how hilarious was the poster for the movie?!LOL

The original movie, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, revolves around Sabrina, who is sent to live with her eccentric aunts in Riverdale, yes THAT Riverdale – more on that in a moment! There she discovers that she has magical powers which she must try deal with along with trials and tribulations of high school. The movie is pure 1990’s cringe, Sabrina’s crush is played by a super young Ryan Reynolds!

 

5 Things To Know About Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

2. The Original TV Show

The movie spawned the original TV show, Sabrina The Teenage Witch. The show was pretty iconic to everyone who grew up in the 1990’s. The show ran from 1996 until 2003 and there was a time when you couldn’t turn on RTÉ 2 without seeing at least one episode a day.

Fun fact: Britney Spears appeared in an episode of the show way back when she was the Ariana Grande of her time.

5 Things To Know About Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

Sabrina’s Secrets

3. There Was Also A Magazine

Ask your older sisters or cousins about this magazine and we guarantee you that they have a few lurking around at home and know the struggle of trying to get that nail polish pen to work! Sabrina Secrets was a magazine that came out every 2 two weeks and each magazine included a few beauty product to build up your beauty box (money racket, anyone?) but god help the parental unit if you missed a week! Good times. In a time before YouTube this was were you went for a braid tutorial.

We’re pretty sure that this is where Team Missy got their obsession with magazines from, so without it there would be no Missy!

 

5 Things To Know About Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

4. What’s The Deal With The Riverdale Connection?

There’s been a lot of talk about the connection between Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina and Riverdale. And those connections runs deep.

Both are from the Archie Comic world and both shows are also run by the same producer, so there’s sure to be that same 1950’s vibe but with a modern spin to Sabrina as well. In the original TV movie Sabrina lived in Riverdale, but in the comics and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina she lives in Greendale, which has been mentioned in Riverdale as being a neighbouring town. So, there could be a crossover at some point. And considering things in Riverdale have suddenly gotten very creepy with the Coopers now involved in a cult, we have a feeling that we will be seeing Sabrina Spellman in Riverdale very soon!

 

5 Things To Know About Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

5. Who Plays Sabrina Spellman?

Kiernan Shipka is the star of the show playing Sabrina Spellman. Although she’s only 18, Kieran is a Hollywood veteran at this point. She previously stared in Mad Men and in a number of other roles. Kiernan is also a fashion gal and is regularly dressed by some of the biggest names in fashion. Her style is uh-mazing! AND she also wrote an essay for the recently published “Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies)“. So, basically she’s just our new girl crush.

 

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is released on Netflix 26 of October. Check out the trailer below!

 

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5 00s Teen TV Shows You Would’ve Been Obsessed With

5 00s Teen TV Shows You Would’ve Been Obsessed With

 

Following on from our popular 5 00s Teen Movies You Would’ve Been Obsessed With we decided to look as some of the TV shows you would have loved. The great thing is with the wonder of the internet and boxsets you can get a chance to discover these awesome 00s teen tv shows for yourself.

 

5 00s Teen TV Shows You Would’ve Been Obsessed With

Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars is a teenage private detective obsessed with solving her best friend’s murder. On top of that she’s also dealing with all the usual school drama. Each season focuses on a different crime/murder. And honestly, you will be left on the edge of your seat trying to guess who’s responsible.

Veronica Mars only ran for three series before getting cancelled, which was a documented travesty. It’s a good job that a movie was made in 2014 financed mainly by fans of the show. Yes, people are that dedicated to Veronica and for a good reason. Expect to see some familiar faces pop up in the show like Amanda Seyfried who plays Veronica’s murdered BFF, Lily. If you’re after something with a bit more bite to it than the usual teen dramas on offer, this one is for you!

As of now Veronica Mars is not available on streaming services, but you can purchase the boxsets on Amazon.

5 00s Teen TV Shows You Would’ve Been Obsessed With

Dawson’s Creek

If you like Friends, you’ll enjoy this late 90’s/early 00’s tv show. Dawson’s Creek is where Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman!) got their big break! The series follows Dawson Leary through the ups and downs of life as a teenager. The show even follows them to college. Expect teen drama, romance, and everything else in between!

Dawson’s Creek was on Netflix once upon a time, but for the moment it’s not there. You can purchase the boxsets on Amazon.

5 00s Teen TV Shows You Would’ve Been Obsessed With

The O.C

If you loved Gossip Girl you will adore The O.C!

It’s from the exact same team as GG and fun fact; Seth from The O.C is married to Blair IRL! The show follows Ryan Atwood and his adopted brother Seth, as they try to fit into life in affluent California. Showcasing the culture clashes that can take place when those with a grip of reality are submerged in a shallow, materialistic society. It’s not as complex as it sounds, and the teen drama is always a bit of fun, if not slightly over exaggerated! The soundtrack is also on point. Expect to see a very early performance from The Killers!

You can purchase the boxsets on Amazon.

 

5 00s Teen TV Shows You Would’ve Been Obsessed With

The Hills

Okay, so we’re kinda cheating mentioning this along with The O.C because The Hills kinda exists because of The O.C! Stay with us on this; The O.C was a HUGE pop culture phenomenon in its day and due to its success someone at MTV thought it would be a great idea to make a reality TV show about the “real lives” of wealthy teens in Orange County, California. Laguna Beach: The Real O.C ran for 3 years on MTV and was super popular. One of the stars from the show, Lauren Conrad, was then given her own show. The Hills followed Laren moving to Hollywood for fashion school and to intern at Teen Vogue.

The Hills really was the predecessor of all modern reality TV shows. Get ready for such classic quotes as “I want to forgive you, and I want to forget you”.

In sure sign that we’ve in the midst of a naughties revival, The Hills is coming back to our TV very soon. AND Misha Barton (Marissa from The O.C!) has signed up to appear in it. 00’s overload, or what?!?

The Hills is still shown on MTV at times, but expect to see the series repeated ahead of the new series in early 2019. You can purchase the boxsets on Amazon.

5 00s Teen TV Shows You Would’ve Been Obsessed With

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Seriously, if you were a kid, tween, teen or adult from 1996 to 2003 chances are you would have been OBSESSED with this show. Buffy is a kick-ass, feminist hero who was really ahead of her time. T

his was on Netflix but it has been removed, so light a candle that it will return ASAP. Until then you can purchase the boxset on Amazon.

What are your thoughts on 00s teen tv shows? Need to watch or leave them in the past?

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5 Feminist Books To Empower And Inspire

So, now that we are on our way to having body autonomy in Ireland the fire has been lit. There is so much to know and learn about the feminist movement across the world and as everyone knows the best way to learn and broaden the mind is through reading.

Here are 5 books to inspire and to give you more knowledge.

 

A Girl’s Guide To Joining The Resistance – A Feminist Handbook on Fighting For Good by Emma Gray

Emma Gray wrote this book to be a guide for self-care and activism in Trump’s America. This provides background information on key issues so you can be informed and decide where you stand on certain issues. There’s a guide for navigating the world of “fake news” and making sure you’re getting quality information. Theres also helpful and practical advice on how you can get involved with organisations that help and support. We love how approachable each topic is and how the book is laid out with colourful illustrations.

 

Feminist Books For Teens

Scribble Yourself Feminist by Chidera Eggerue

Scribble Yourself Feminist is such a fun book. It’s full of quizzes and pages to colour in, lots of inspirational quotes and stories; plus it really gets you thinking about what your thoughts and opinions are on feminist and genre issues in a non-intimidating way. We wish we could show you every single page in this book because it’s just so beautiful. If you’re looking to broaden your mind, this is the one for you to start with!

 

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

“I didn’t know I was a feminist until I was fifteen. I didn’t know I was a feminist because I didn’t know I needed to be, and I also didn’t think I would still be allowed to wear make-up if I became one”. – Scarlett Curtis.

We mentioned this one before and we’re so excited that it has finally been released. The book is a collection of personal essays from various writers on diverse topics. The book was curated by Scarlett Curtis, who is our absolute hero here at missy.ie. Scarlett is a passionate activist and co-founder of The Pink Protest. This is a brilliant book full of great advice and inspiration. Contributors to the book include Evanna Lynch, Jameela Jamil, Keira Knightley, Tanya Burr, Kat Dennings, Saoirse Ronan and Zoella to name but a few.

Royalties of each copy sold will go to Girl Up, an initiative hosted by the United Nations Foundation.

That’s What She Said – Wise Word From Influential Women by Timothy Joy

This is the perfect pick-me-up and a book to really inspire. Each double page has beautiful illustration and quote from an inspiring women in history and a short biography of each women on the other page. With beauty words of wisdom from Iris Apfel, to Oprah, Michelle Obama and Emily Dickenson to name but a few. This is such a beautiful book and something you’ll have for years. The temptation to cut all the portraits is real, but we just couldn’t do that to a book!

 

Together We Rise – The Women’s March Behind The Scenes At The Protest Heard Around The World -The Women’s March Organisers and Conde Nast

On January 21, 2017, three million people boarded buses, Sharpie’d signs, and took to the streets as part of the largest protest in American history. Marchers from eighty-two countries and all seven continents rose in solidarity to share a common message: Hear our voice. This is the definitive history of the Women’s March, a front-row seat to the genesis, planning, and execution of one of history’s most galvanizing movements, and a look at how women are moving forward.

This is a beautiful coffee table style book that’s perfect to dip in and out of and something history lovers will adore.

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trailer Is Here!

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trailer

We know we’ve said this before, but we are just SO excited to see Chilling Adventures of Sabrina! And now finally the full trailer has dropped.

We’re pretty sure that Sabrina is going to be your new obsession. Not only does it star our absolutely gal crush, Kieran Shipka, it’s also coming out just in time for Halloween!

And if you’re thinking “Hey, that looks a bit like Riverdale“, you are right! That 1950’s dream-world vibe is a signature of Riverdale at this point. Both shows are from same producer and are based off of the famed Archie Comics world. Not only that, Sabrina lives in Greendale which has been mentioned in Riverdale as being a neighbouring town. So, there could be a crossover at some point. And although Riverdale is known for being a bit creepy at times (em, The Black Hood!), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina looks set to take that to a whole new level.

If you’re just as excited as us to watch Chilling Adventures of Sabrina we have good news. The whole 10 episode series will drop on Netflix 26 October making it perfect Halloween/Mid-Term break viewing! Netflix are so sure that they’re on to a winner that they’ve already shot season 2.

Check out the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trailer below and let us know what you think!

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5 Books To Read If You Loved To All The Boys I Loved Before

5 Books To Read If You Loved To All The Boys I Loved Before

Our obsession with To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is real! We’ve already watched some movies to try feed our obsession,so now it’s time to turn to our other obsession…books!

The movie was based on the mega-popular book series, so that got us thinking about other books that have similar themes and stories as To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Here are 5 books to read if you loved To All The Boys I Loved Before

 

P.S. I Still Love You, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Need more of Lara Jean and Peter? We feel you! It’s a good job that there are two more books in the series. There’s major talk that both books will also be made into movies after the huge success of TATBILB, so get on that ASAP to find out what happens. Spoiler Alert: John Ambrose is a main character in both books!😱

 

Eleanor & Park

The story follows dual narratives by Eleanor and Park, two misfits living in Omaha, Nebraska from 1986 to 1987. Eleanor and Park meet on a school bus on Eleanor’s first day at the school and they gradually connect through comic books and mix tapes of ’80s music, sparking a love story. This book has been topping best-selling YA novel lists for a few years now, so there’s a lot of love for it.

 

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna can’t wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So, she’s not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris – until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy! The only problem? He’s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits? This deals with a similar theme as TATBILB in that Anna and Laura Jean both have the habit of holding onto the idea of someone else instead of living their lives in the now.

The Fault In Our Stars

The story is narrated by Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old girl with cancer. Hazel’s parents force her to attend a teen cancer support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with 17-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee – who may just rival our love for Peter G! There’s also a movie version to watch, which will leave you with a stupid smile on your face, just like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before…until it all becomes very real. Get ready for your heart to break. Also, the cover for this is giving our serious vibes for the ICONIC Laura Jean and Pater screen saver!

 

If I Stay

The story follows 17-year-old Mia Hall as she deals with the aftermath of a catastrophic car accident involving her family. Mia is the only member of her family to survive, and she finds herself in a coma. Through this coma Mia has an out-of-body experience where she is able to watch her friends and family gather at the hospital where she is being treated. Mia finds herself stuck between two worlds; the world of the living, and the world of those who have moved on. Mia realizes that she must use her past and her relationships to make a decision for her future. What will her life be like if she stays?

Have you any suggestions for books to read if you Loved To All The Boys I Loved Before?