Who was your #1stCartoonCrush ?
Gail Simone, the comic book writer behind DC's Birds of Prey (amongst others), randomly tweeted this today:
Stupid Question Of The Day: Name the first animated character you ever had a crush on. Which animated character d… https://t.co/Mx1yrBTxPA— GAIL SIMONE (@GAIL SIMONE)1558456295.0
But because this is the Internet and we're all very sexually confused by cartoons, Simone's "Stupid Question Of The Day" quickly became one of the top trending topics on Twitter with #1stCartoonCrush.
Many of the responses were exactly what one would expect.
Who was your #1stCartoonCrush? People are reminiscing on theirs 👉 https://t.co/i1eXfu1L8M https://t.co/JRrsaj2BEP— Complex (@Complex)1558467932.0
Complex tweeted Lola Bunny for Space Jam which...yeah, obviously.
#1stCartoonCrush Jessica Rabbit ❤️'s Flex Seal. https://t.co/CcnIqvyHM2— Flex Seal (@Flex Seal)1558468327.0
What would any first cartoon crush list be without Jessica Rabbit? The literal definition of a cartoon crush.
#1stCartoonCrush Forget first cartoon crush she was my first crush overall. 😎 https://t.co/PeOQWZU38X— McNeil (@McNeil)1558464814.0
Daphne from Scooby Doo seems like a pretty solid choice, too. Her fashion sense was always on point.
Guys this is the only right answer why is it even a debate #1stCartoonCrush https://t.co/7v5LX7mVkk— Cecilia London™️ 🦅⚖️ (@Cecilia London™️ 🦅⚖️)1558463647.0
Robin Hood was a real fox, for sure.
For the #1stCartoonCrush tag, there really was no competition. https://t.co/SQy6rzLBJU— Craig (@Craig)1558465687.0
Meg from Hercules had that sensual, wispy art style. Totally get it.
@GailSimone This...😎😶😉 https://t.co/3vSRYgy9Uj— estee tabernac (@estee tabernac)1558463152.0
All the Sailor Scouts showed up, but Sailor Mars is the correct answer.
#1stCartoonCrush kid me liked the tough girls. I still do lol https://t.co/EqYTgG5EjL— Saberspark (@Saberspark)1558467624.0
Okay, I'm kind of feeling Molly MacDonald from Arthur, too. She seems like the kind of girl who would choke me, and I kind of dig it.
#1stCartoonCrush has to be James from Pokemon. Flamboyant, loving, sarcastic, comfortable crossdressing... the ide… https://t.co/9WTVcVlPBx— Jude is Exhausted (@Jude is Exhausted)1558462866.0
Y'know what, yes, I do think James had a certain sexual flair. I'm still here for this.
I see #1stCartoonCrush trending and not one person talking about my baby daddy https://t.co/G8teeznscr— Jacob Vignone 🧢 (@Jacob Vignone 🧢)1558465498.0
No. Not Shrek. Not funny. Okay, screw it, maybe.
There is only one correct answer to this #1stCartoonCrush https://t.co/i9qxafprDX— Drew Durnil (@Drew Durnil)1558467740.0
Squidward was hella chiseled. Absolute smash.
Anybody? #1stCartoonCrush https://t.co/H8Y7tkqgCk— Comedy Central (@Comedy Central)1558464300.0
Lorde? Come on Comedy Central, she's not even a cartoon. But also yes.
TIL childhood was a massive cartoon sex fantasy, because we're all glorious trash monsters.
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Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale that takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020.
Pandemics are known for triggering upheaval and societal change.
It's probably no coincidence, then, that Shakespeare penned Romeo and Juliet around 1595—directly in the middle of the deadly Bubonic plague pandemic that ravaged Europe. Amidst today's pandemic, the most relevant adaptation of this timeless and classic tragedy was made nearly 25 years ago.
Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale. Romeo + Juliet made a decent ranking at the box office, but it was heavily overlooked for awards, only receiving one Oscar nomination for best art direction.
Had Luhrmann waited just 10 years to release Romeo + Juliet, there may have been more positive reactions to the film. At one point, Baz himself doubted that the movie would ever be made. During a 2015 interview discussing the film, Baz said: "When we went to Twentieth Century-Fox with it, under the terms of my first-look deal, I think rather than let me go, they sort of said, 'We'll give him $100,000, let him do his little workshop and maybe it'll go away.' Well it did not."
Romeo + Juliet takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020. Here's why: