Barely Famous, The Overnighters, and Netflix Favs

Throughout the month of March, I kept a log of the things I really liked and the time has come to share them all with you!

Check out my beauty, fashion, and vitamin (??) favorites in this video:

I also had quite a few TV and film favs that were too good to keep to myself!

The first film I watched this month is called Running From Crazy. It follows Mariel Hemingway (actress/granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway) and looks into her family’s history with depression and suicide. After losing seven members of her family to suicide, Mariel has made it her mission to raise awareness about depression and suicide prevention.

I think it’s very brave to talk about depression. It’s not about glamorizing the disease, it’s about educating ourselves and removing the shame and stigma associated with mental illness. This happens to be a topic I am very interested in, so if you are too, check out the documentary on Netflix and let me know what you think!

I also watched a documentary called The Overnighters. This movie made me think about love and the self-imposed limitations we put on it–particularly, in relation to self-love.

It is a thought-provoking, controversial film and definitely worth a watch.

On a MUCH lighter note, I fell IN LOVE with two very fun–very girly–TV shows this month.

The first one is a spoof reality show about two sisters, Erin and Sarah Foster, called Barely Famous. It. is. Hilarious. Soo funny. In fact, stop reading this and go watch it. Here’s the pilot:

Interestingly these (stunningly beautiful) sisters have real life reality show ties. Their step mother is Yolanda Hadid Foster from The Beverly Hills Housewives and they are ex-step siblings with the Jenners!

The spoofing is very dry and satirical (love) and all in good fun, but it does poke fun at Los Angeles and the absurdity of our often celebrity obsessed culture. Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson, Courtney Cox, and a bunch of other famous people make funny cameos too. Check it out on VH1 and let me know what you think!

I also watched the first episode of Younger and I liked it a lot. It’s not award-winning acting or edge-of-your-seat writing, but it is a pretty cool idea and it made me laugh a lot. It stars Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff. Ms. Foster plays a forty-something, single mother trying to get a job and realizes life would be a lot easier if she was younger…get it?

After being mistaken for a 26 year old by a drunk guy at a bar, she decides to apply for jobs as a twenty-something without realizing that in the fifteen years it’s been since she was in her twenties, the world has changed A LOT. She has zero idea how to use a hashtag, let alone Twitter, and has no choice but to try to figure it out as she goes a long. Luckily, she has Hilary Duff there to help her!

What shows and movies have you been loving? Let me know in the comments or Twitter @MissVranHalen!
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