The “Bomb Girls” Movie Is Actually Really Officially Happening

Remember when they canceled Bomb Girls? Do you remember how every bone in your body felt as if it had been broken, and your heart had been stomped by a million stampeding wildebeest, and nothing would ever be happy again?

don’t remind me of that dark fuckin time

Remember when they told us that maybe there’d be a movie, and we stopped crying for about five minutes to think about the vague and distant possibility of a movie?

why are you doing this to my emotions

But the movie was just a rumor, and some of us said maybe they’re just throwing it out there to keep us from losing all hope, and some of us said it’s a gimmick and a lie, and some of us were in the darkened corner of the room chewing on blankets because Bomb Girls had stolen our souls.

is it necessary to drag us down this bloodstained memory lane

Well, guess what? It’s all coming true, and it’s probably going to be even better than we’re imagining. Take a break from writing that Betty/Kate fanfiction and rejoice, for the powers-that-be have heard our pleas and have made good on their promises because WE ARE BACK, WE ARE IN BUSINESS, AIN’T NOBODY FUCKIN WITH MY CLIQUE BECAUSE WE HAVE A MOVIE AND THAT MOVIE IS OFFICIAL.

In case you didn’t hear, the word is out and the word is good. Come 2014, Bomb Girls: The Movie will take place in spring of 1943. There will be sonar equipment, there will be mysterious spywork (but is it “how be good spy” spywork?), and there will be lesbianism. Today was the first day of the shoot, which means if you can fly, drive, or walk very fast to Toronto, there is probably still time to be an extra or set groupie. Now is your chance to hand out bagels to the cast, or “hand out bagels” to the cast, if you catch my meaning.


tweeted by @bombgirls and straight to our hearts

So, let’s talk about what we want to see happen in this movie. What are the pressing questions we need answered?

  • Will Gladys finally learn how be good spy? Is this movie how be good spy?!
  • Does Vera run the company yet? Has Vera taken over Canada and/or the world as part of her empire? Is Vera God Empress of the universe at this point in the narrative?
  • Did Ivan’s bro finally confess his love for Ivan? Will this all come out into the open during the kiss cam at a Leafs game?
  • Have Sheila and Dr. Patel made lusciously coiffed babies yet? Just how perfect will their hair be?
  • Is Lorna gonna learn to own her bad self? Will the ghost of Baby Cannoli haunt them all?
  • Will Bad Accent No Why be back with his Bad Accent and hokey lip-scrunchy faces?
  • How many women can Marco make out with before the end of the movie? Is there anyone his doe eyes can’t lure like a lesbian to a Home Depot sale?
  • Will Betty finally be happy? Will Kate love Betty back? Will they make out? Will they have beautiful, beautiful sex? Also, if that doesn’t happen until the end of the movie, can we can get some Betty/Gladys in there in the meantime because that’s hot and we all know it.

To reiterate: the cast is back together, the movie is underway, and come next year, your favorite 1940s babes will be back on your screen being 100% perfect.

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  1. YAY! This has made my week!! Hurry up 2014! And I’m already incredibly excited for your review of the movie. I’ve missed the Italian pasta jokes dearly!

  2. This is my first comment ever on Autostraddle (longtime lurker) because I want to say AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
    I can’t wait for your recap Kate, that will be epic!

  3. I suggest we all have themed viewing parties/movie nights. Loads of queers in headscarves trying to decide who they ship the most.

    Only problem is the appropriately themed food is wartime rations, which is a bit grim.

    *rushes off to paste pictures of Gladys on to canned goods*

    • agreed, we need an autostraddle meetup in every city to view this film with other people who will be as enthusiastic when it eventually comes out

  4. This is giving me so much life!!! I can’t wait to have Betty back in my life somewhere besides just as the lock screen photo on my phone.

  5. Thank goodness. After not hearing anything for a while I was so afraid that it would just be swept under the rug.
    I really, really hope Betty makes out well in this one.

  6. Yay! This is so exciting, I totally thought they were going to quietly shelve the whole thing and not provide any closure.

  7. Official petition for your recap of the film to be at least 57 pages long. Anything less is a tragesty.

    • the recap will be a summary of the movie and then all of the fanfiction i have written for this show ALL OF IT

      • I sincerely hope that this recap/fanfic is a thing!
        We all/I (I can’t speak for everyone) love the shit out of your thoughts brain.

  8. This is the best news!~ I can’t wait. Maybe they’ll even renew the series, if the movie is a success?

  9. I thought I was dealing ok with the absence of Bomb Girls in my life, but now after seeing Betty’s face again all the feelings have come rushing back and lakshfgfhasf I’MSOEXCITEDIDON’TEVENKNOWWHATTODOWITHMYSELF. If they don’t give her a happy ending I might die. But not before reading Kade’s recap, because priorities.

  10. I absolutely adored this series, so did my Mum.
    I am so friggin’ happy that the movie has been made official!!!

  11. “Will Bad Accent No Why be back with his Bad Accent and hokey lip-scrunchy faces?” – Oh god, I had totally removed this part of the show from my memory because it was the only bad thing ever out of the whole thing (save for Betty’s unrequited Kate love).

    But, yay! I cannot wait. I’ve missed these ladies.

  12. I have been living under a rock and have no idea what this is. Thank god Netflix has it.
    (I didn’t live in America during Season 1. That’s my excuse.)

  13. WILL THERE BE A REVIEW? You know, in the recap style… for old times sake? Oh how I miss them…

    • I agree: can there be a recap of the recaps?
      Surely there must be some way we can spend the rest of the year obsessing about this as a group (rather than just reading/writing fanfic. Not that we have been, but I was just saying just in case. Because, you know.)

      But back to that: recap of recap plz?


    Ugh but if it does….God it would be amazing.

  15. Just re watched both seasons in two days due to the excitation of this news … also … any one have a spare ticket from halifax to toronto they could lend me? I want to be an extra! pick me pick me!

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