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Trailer Park Boys at the Toronto Premiere of Don't Legalize It

The Boys are back! Canadian icons the Trailer Park Boys that is. It’s been five long years since the release of their last film Countdown to Liquor Day and they have been sorely missed. Their long awaited return is marked by their third film Don’t Legalize It’s release and an upcoming season in the fall airing on Netflix Canada. In early April, friends and fans of the Trailer Park Boys were treated to the special world premiere of the film, weeks prior to its April 18th Canadian theatrical release date.

The film, directed by Trailer Park Boys creator Mike Clattenburg, picks up shortly after the boys’ release from prison. Julian (John Paul Tremblay), Bubbles (Mike Smith), and Ricky (Robb Wells) rapidly hatch a number of get rich quick schemes, which take the boys on a cross-country road trip. Their trip takes a marked detour when the government announces its plan to legalize marijuana, thus foiling Ricky’s successful hemp business. Naturally the announcement brings them to Ottawa, where they plan to fight against the forthcoming bill.

Scene Creek was high with excitement to be on the red carpet interviewing the Trailer Park Boys prior to the film’s world premiere. With the film’s focus on the legalization of marijuana, the Boys defended the attack ad against Justin Trudeau (depicting him as a proponent of the drug), stating, “Well at least he’s honest.” They were also big fans of the other attack ad showing Trudeau’s Magic Mike-like routine, with Bubbles and Julian teasing Ricky for perhaps having a little crush on the politician. This led to Ricky proclaiming his own governmental aspirations, saying that if Rob Ford wins the next Mayoral election, he’ll move to Toronto and run for Mayor himself. When asked why people should see their latest movie, Julian advised that people should drink heavily before seeing it. Fan favorite Bubbles had the best answer though. He sweetly said, “If you see the movie, it’ll help me feed more kitties.”

Trailer Park Boys 3: Don’t Legalize It opens across Canada on April 18th. The next season of their hit television show premieres on Netflix Canada in the Fall.

Leora Heilbronn

Leora Heilbronn is a Toronto based film aficionado who has a weakness for musicals and violent action flicks. She can often be spotted reading a wide range of literature or listening to show tunes.