This #TBT Is the Romy and Michele Reunion You Never Saw Coming
Cinema has brought us some of the most inspiring BFF combos ever. Who could forget Cher and Dion, Thelma and Louise and every Tina Fey, Amy Poehler pairing ever? Still, one of the grandmommy of these pairings and the definition of “ride or die” is Romy and Michele, the titular besties of 1997’s Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. This classic inspired nerdy girls’ dreams, epic Halloween costumes and remains relevant even all these years later.
In an interview with HuffPost Live, actress Mira Sorvino was asked about her iconic role. She calls it “the most fun I’ve ever had making a movie” and only dips briefly into a quiet but elegant sass when the reporter asks who came up with the Post-It joke (Mira is all “um I think the writers did”). Mira (an Oscar winner and Harvard grad btw) is shocked when the reporter reveals that she’s invited the actual Post-It inventor, Art Fry to the interview via Skype.
Fry says he has no hard feelings about Romy’s on screen lie. “If anything, when I go to reunions they ask about you!” he says. Mira digs deep and uses her Romy voice to say formally that she’s “like, so sorry, okay?” to Art before graciously fielding his final kind of creepy remark. What a sport!
If you’re a fan of Romy and Michelle who has graduated to more serious movies (and business women lunches) check out Mira’s new movie Chole and Theo which tackles issues like climate change and advocacy.
In the meantime why not fold some scarves and have a Romy and Michele day!?
Fave ’90s movie… go!
(h/t Huffington Post)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!