A Twitter user has gone viral after breaking down the don’t worry darling saga in NFL terms.
More than 20,000 social media users have liked a pair of posts that use sports to explain the reported feud between film director Olivia Wilde and leading lady Florence Pugh, the bizarre ‘Spitgate’ accusation about Harry Styles and Chris Pine, and why Shia LaBeouf leaked videos to the press.
The drama came to a head on Tuesday at the Venice Film Festival, where the film had its premiere.
A Twitter user tried to summarize the story, using the girl meme shouting in a boy’s ear at a music festival.
This post from @MvelaseP read: “So Florence Pugh didn’t like Olivia Wilde dating Harry Styles because she’s friends with Olivia’s husband Jason Sudeikis, so Florence wouldn’t be promoting the movie. Next, Shia LeBeouf leaked a video of Olivia calling Florence ‘Miss Flo’ and now Harry is spitting on Chris Pine, but…”
Despite this explanation, some people still had trouble understanding the drama.
A Twitter user responded to @MvelaseP asking, “Someone please explain this to me in NFL terms.”
That’s when @ranchocarnetor0 stepped in to save the day, describing Wilde as the coach, Pugh as the quarterback, and LaBeouf as the wide receiver.
“The coach doesn’t sleep with a player so secretly, which makes the whole team uncomfortable, but especially the qb who is friends with the coach’s wife,” they began.
“Furthermore, wr with domestic violence allegations that coach claims he cut for qb’s sake releases video proving he did indeed ask for a trade.”
Many social media users applauded the well-crafted analogy, but some needed clarification.
“Wait, what’s Chris Pines’ role in all of this? He’s still missing that,” one person asked.
@ranchocarnetor0 replied describing the star trek actor as stretch, posting:
“Nose to the grindstone TE is just trying to get through the season.”
Others ran with the NFL analogy, pointing to the viral footage of Pine staring into the distance during the time don’t worry darling press conference in Venice.
“He’s just here to not get fined,” one person replied.
Another added: “And Chris Pine is his contact’s final year player who can’t wait to release his agency and go.”
Twitter users loved the NFL’s explanation. “I know absolutely nothing about American Football and this was even easier to understand than the original post,” one person wrote.
Another commented: “This legit, made so much more sense.”
Reports of tensions began to surface during the production of Don’t worry darling, after LaBeouf quit and Pugh allegedly took over as manager because Wilde was distracted by her brewing relationship with Styles.
Pugh and other crew members were also reportedly shattered by the romance after Wilde’s then-partner Jason Sudeikis visited the set with their children.
Although Wilde and Pugh have publicly congratulated each other, pundits began to notice the leading lady’s absence from the film’s promotional activities earlier this year.
Pugh apparently wasn’t happy with the film’s marketing focus on sex, saying Harper’s Bazaar“When it comes down to your sex scenes, or watching the most famous man in the world go down on someone, that’s not what we’re doing it for. That’s not why that I’m in this industry.”
Things got even more complicated in August, when Wilde said Variety that she had fired LaBeouf from the film.
In December 2020, LaBeouf’s ex-girlfriend, singer FKA Twigs, filed a lawsuit against the actor, citing “relentless abuse” and sexual violence, according to The New York Times.
LaBeouf has denied “every” assault allegation, but recently said on Jon Bernthal’s Real Ones podcast, “I hurt that woman,” describing herself as “a pleasure-seeking, selfish, self-absorbed, dishonest human being. , inconsiderate and fearful”. .”
In her Variety interview, Wilde said that “LaBeouf’s process was not conducive to the ethics that I demand in my productions. He has a process that in some ways seems to require combative energy, and I personally don’t think that this is conducive to the best performance.
“I believe that creating a safe and trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best.”
LaBeouf refuted these claims, saying he left the film due to a lack of rehearsal time and proving it by sending Variety a video message from Wilde, in which she begs him to come back.
In the post, Wilde referred to Pugh as “Miss Flo” and spoke of a “wake-up call” for the actress.
At the press conference in Venice on Tuesday, Wilde explained Pugh’s absence by saying she was busy filming Dune: part two in Budapest and would attend the premiere later that day.
Before the conference even ended, Pugh was photographed arriving in Venice wearing a Maison Valentino outfit and carrying what appeared to be an Aperol spritz cocktail.
Later on the red carpet, the director and star weren’t photographed together and didn’t seem to recognize each other in the theater.
Wilde and Styles also arrived separately, adding fuel to rumors that their relationship is over.