At the TORO party at PEARS we talked dildos with Emily Hampshire and met the next big thing

It was a Cronenberg versus Cronenberg kind of night. Actually, it was a celebration of Canadiana. Chris Bratty, or the rich guy who owns TORO Magazine, bought the New York Times Canadian photo archive, and Caitlin Cronenberg sifted through 24, 000 photos to select ten to blow up and hang in the Pears condo salesroom, which is temporarily rebranded to TORO After Dark. It’s a fabulous exhibit that will hopefully shift to a gallery post TIFF, but I’m not here to talk to you about photography, rather vodka and gossip, right?

Here’s the skinny, we met a girl from Oakville named Bubbs who is going to be the next big thing. Kim Bubbs is the actor who stars in the much anticipated prequel to The Thing, which hits theatres Spring 2011. No, she’s not here for TIFF, but she will be a mega star soon. Think Sigourney Weaver in Alien, but with the power of Twitter. Huzzah!

Bubbs got the duds from Andy The Anh and the glimmer from uptown’s Topaz Custom Jewelry. We talked about Stouffville being made to look like the Antarctic and how she had to wear snowsuits in spring for The Thing (prequel, that is.) Following, we snapped a pic of the father-daughter duo of the hour, David and Caitlin Cronenberg, and then found ourselves in a corner discussing dildo pumping with actor Emily Hampshire. Oh, don’t worry, we aren’t gross perverts, it’s a scene from her film Good Neighbours, where Hampshire pillages a corpse next door. She told us, “It was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever had to do on film.” No doubt. Hampshire hasn’t seen the film yet, and expressed anxiety about the naked scenes but we assured her that she has a great ass.

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