Wow, we’ve written about record-breaking streaks before, but this one might take the cake for us! As of Tuesday morning, Los Angeles-based queer woman Lydia Bowers has been told 300 times that she would “looooooooooove” the Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz film, The Favourite.
Talk about an impressive collection of assumptions about her taste due specifically to her sexual preferences!
“I mean, yeah, I get it,” says Bowers. “I can infer by the way everyone weirdly grins and elongates their words when talking to me about The Favourite that it’s gay or whatever.”
And Bowers has now been served that creepy, sexual grin an average of 6.25 times per day since the film was released in the United States. Unbelievable!
“No one has outright told me any plot points. I don’t even know what it’s about. I think it takes place in the past?” says Bowers of the the Yorgos Lanthimos-directed film. “But like, the only reason anyone recommends movies to me is because I’m queer, so, yeah.”
“I’m not even a huge fan of period pieces, honestly,” she added.
But Bowers hasn’t just been told she’d “looooooooooove” the dark comedy set in 18th century England. Other comments, by and large from complete strangers with no sense for Bowers’ taste in media, include, “Oh my God, you’re gonna die!”, slack-jawed disbelief, and “I’m literally buying you tickets right now.”
“I mean, I’m sure it’s a well-made film,” says Bowers, who infamously has also not seen Carol, Blue Is The Warmest Color, or any of The L Word. “The cast is incredibly talented. But I’m just not a big movie person. I spend most of my free time reading and cooking.”
And with the film’s recent Golden Globes wins have increasing the volume, frequency, and intensity with which total strangers are telling Bowers, “Listen bitch, it’s your duty as a gay woman to see The Favourite, you fucking trailor, ” she could be well on her way to 400!
“Maybe I’ll watch it when it comes on Netflix,” Bowers surmises. “But probably not.”