OPEN THREAD: Bomb Girls Movie Premieres Tonight!

Hello flawless shining shells of bomb! Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? And by fun, I mean sitting around polishing your bronze casts of Betty McRae’s forearms. Tonight at 8 ET/PT on Global, your favorite vintage Canadian patriarchy smashers will be trotting their hat collections out for two hours of what promises to be tear-jerking, scream-inducing, good old fashioned excellence. If you don’t live in The Great White North, Reelz will be carrying the movie for Americans come this May, which means you only have two more months to stockpile tissues. Let this be the moment that I remind my favorite Canadians that I am in Ireland, and if you want me to write you a splendiforous recap for this movie, you’ll need to upload it as soon as your mittened Canadian fingers can press the “torrent” button.

Let’s take a moment to review the best moments of the last season, and then flail helplessly.

10.  The Epic Gladys and Betty Broship

Because ain’t nobody tighter than McCrae and her Princess.

Especially when the heater breaks down on Poker Night.

And who can forget the Betty/Gladys takedown of Gene Corbett?

Even if they don’t always see eye to eye on some things.

And, okay, maybe we ship them just a teensy bit. Or a lot. Maybe we ship them a lot.

9. Kate Is Secretly A Disney Princess

Fact: Kate Andrews is actually a Disney princess. Evidence: Ability to sing like a perfect baby angel. Giant beautiful eyes. Innocent laughter that sounds like it could heal a sick baby lamb. Soft and shiny crimson tresses.

Literally no one should have a face this perfect.

But when the going gets tough, this lady is just as much a warrior and a survivor as she is an angel-voiced princess.

8. Lorna’s Gettin’ Hers

Lorna Corbett is in charge for a reason, y’all. If you didn’t spend this season cheering for her reclamation of herself and her body, we might not have been watching the same show. RIP Baby Cannoli.

7. That Time Betty Did Not Get The Pickles

6. McBond Happened

We got ourselves a lesbian romance this season, and it was legit. Sure, it wasn’t Kate and Betty, but we ship Betty/Happiness just as hard as we ship McAndrews.

Plus McBond was super cute while it lasted.

And it proved our suspicions that Betty is totes a top.

5. Reggie Is The Raddest Teen Girl Ever

Reggie’s a fighter that you root for every time. She and Betty may have bumped heads, but it’s because they’re so darn similar. When they found common ground and bonded, it was the best thing ever.

4. Betty McRae: Queen of Dykedom

Oh, I am so serious. There’s no denying her flawless dyke swag.


back that up miss andrews

3. McAndrews Forever

The one true pairing. The ship that you sailed even when it was a submarine with a faulty rudder.

2. How Be Good Spy?!?!

Will angel-faced Gladys finally learn how be good spy? Will Bad Accent No Why finally be released from the swirling vortex of her womanhood? These are the questions that remain timely and unanswered. SPIES!

1. Vera Burr Is Champion And Owner Of Entire Universe

Vera Burr is actually the queen of the universe, just so you know.

To quote myself in the Episode 210 Recap: “I’m so in love with this character, guys. I know y’all are ridin that Betty train pretty hard, but Vera is the kind of perfection I was convinced you’d have to die and get to heaven to see.”

While I love all the girls equally, there’s something about Vera’s self-confidence that is ridiculously awesome and beautiful. Plus she saved everyone’s behind at least a dozen times in this season alone, and she takes bullcrap from nobody. In short, she is the empress of the universe and she should be running her own Fortune 500 company if not the world.

Bombshells: How psyched are you for the movie?

What are you doing to prepare yourself for tonight? What was the best part of the show thus far? What do you want to see and what do you not want to see and what blood sacrifices are you making to guarantee your ship gets its kiss? Let’s throw a swingin’ party in this thread and dish, reminisce, and get amped up.

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  1. I had NO IDEA the film was on tonight so I may have just screamed! All I want is for Betty to be happy and also not be in prison.

  2. Kate are you’re going to recap the movie? It won’t be the same without uuu. On another note, I have to cry (again) since Bomb Girls is ending (again). I would give my left nipple for more shows with a decent female cast like Bomb Girls and OITNB. Bah! Hollywood. *waves dismissively*

  3. Oh my god I am so excited about this. I have a lot on at the moment, but I just want you to know that if I had time, I would make a gif of Marisa from the Real L Word dressed as Gladys Witham in a trenchcoat doing some this-is-crazy spying.

  4. So happy I’m still on break from school. I will probably be sobbing by the end of this movie. Betty is my #1 TV homo.

  5. just a reminder that this is probably the last time we will be able to talk about bomb girls in the sense of a live show. this is an overwhelming welcome back but also a bittersweet final goodbye. just to keep it real for y’all. feel free to post your gif reactions all over this thread, as i know that’s the only way we know how to process.

  6. I’m ridiculously excited for this. But I had to stop watching it once I couldn’t get the American Netflix any longer. Why, being a Canadian show, is it only available in the States on Netflix and not in Canada (it’s that same for Lost Girl). I’m offended. And sad.

  7. ok, because I’m from europe I’m spending the night like this:

    but f-yeah, once it’s available somehow™, I’ll be like:

  8. I forgot it was tonight! Time to neglect schoolwork and other so-called obligations for the cause.

    • Same here.

      I forgot I had Zenmate installed and tried to view, but they don’t provide a “view like you’re in Canada” option. :(

      Now I just have to patiently wait for a lovely person to upload it soon? Please?

      • Me neither. Can’t find this movie anywhere. And then I made the mistake of checking the Bomb Girls tag on Tumblr and now I have been spoiled in the most horrible way and kind of don’t want to watch now.

      • Hi fellow europeans!
        IDK since when it’s available but I’m currently waiting for the download to finish and currently knee-deep in anticipation.

        BRING IT ON!

  9. Finally found a torrent (it’s out, and ettv to find, hint hint).

    Still not sure what to say or how I feel about it, other than I spent the whole thing excited for the Autostraddle recap and talking in Gladys be good spy yes voice whenever she was on screen.

  10. Well, I saw it. No spoilers but – I cruised on steadily through sadness junction and then went zooming straight off angry pier and into the sea of incandescent rage. It’s warm and the local mermaids are very hospitable but I’m still really, really mad. At least I can hide my broken heart in a clamshell bra.

  11. Ok I just finished watching it and I need to process my feelings, can we perhaps have a designated spoilers-allowed thread?

  12. Please. We need an open thread for this. I’ve been an emotionally-conflicted wreck since it aired and I NEED CLOSURE.

    And now I will resume hyperventilating into my paper bag.


  14. Okay I finally watched this yesterday and… mmmf. Allow me to echo the calls for a spoilers-okay discussion thread? I still don’t know how I feel about all this. I enjoyed it yes but it was totally not what I was expecting either.

    I will say, though, that someone left the faucet open…

  15. If you’re in the United States, there’s no reason to wait until May. I’m in South Carolina and I watched it last night. There are dozens of sites streaming it online. Just google “watch Bomb Girls Movie online”

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