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Movie 

Freaky’ (2020)

Aren’t we all a little tired of the whole body swap trope? Two people swap bodies, learn some magical lesson about friendship and then hug in the end – the idea’s been exhausted. But what about when a normal teenage girl swaps bodies with a deranged serial killer? Welcome to the movie “Freaky.” This horror comedy switches between a delighted killer, thrilled with his new body, and a horrified teenager, suddenly on the run from the police and (even worse) looking like a middle-aged man. This movie is perfect for anyone who wants to relax to a little horror while still getting lots of laughs. “Freaky” is streaming now on Hulu.

Book 

Good Girls Lie’ by J.T. Ellison (2019)

At The Goode School, a private all-girls institution for the best and the brightest where the primary goals are to succeed and destroy, new student Ash soon finds herself caught in a web of false appearances and ancient secrets. She struggles with deceit and hazing from the other girls, but her world is truly flipped upside-down when a student is found murdered. Now, with an intense police investigation and generational reputations at stake, everything out of the students’ mouths seems to be lies. The viewpoint switches between Ash and the dean of the school, and no one is innocent.

Television

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ (2017-) 

In the late ‘50s, if you were a woman with kids, a husband and a place to live, you were winning life. Midge Maisel has all these things and more, and she is, for the most part, content with it. That is until she discovers her talent and passion for standup comedy. She trades her comfortable traditional lifestyle to perform in bars and clubs with her manager and friend, Susie. The show also features her confused husband, bewildered with her sudden interest in comedy, and her parents, utterly heartbroken by their daughter’s risky behavior. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is available on Amazon Prime Video.

Music

Stranger in the Alps’ by Phoebe Bridgers (2017)

In need of a cleansing, heartfelt cry? Go ahead and give ‘Stranger in the Alps’ a listen. This album is lyrically intense, but Bridgers’ mellow tone gives the album its soul. Issues such as mental fatigue and depression are intertwined with memories of love and laughter. My personal favorites on the album, “Funeral” and “You Missed My Heart” both dive in to explain deep feelings that usually cannot be described in words. Bridgers’ music is perfect for those looking for a connection with someone who understands the pain of heartbreak and the struggle to wake up everyday. 

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