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Everybody’s Worrying, Darling - All the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Cast Drama, Explained

Everything I've learned about this movie I've learned by force. A complete breakdown of the drama (including all the best memes)

The movie behind the madness

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The upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling premiered at Venice Film Festival yesterday on Monday, September 5th. The film was bound to get people buzzing: Harry Styles’ debut in the starring role, an Olivia Wilde directorial feature, and Florence Pugh as the leading lady. It sounded so good at first. My dream cast, with stars like Gemma Chan, a sexy psychological drama described as an “erotic thriller.” And what should have been a Zendaya and Timothee-esque press tour. But alas, we got the opposite. Drama upon drama. It’s a tale of betrayal, lies, and good old Hollywood egos. And we worrying, darling.

Here’s everything we know:

  • Oliva Wilde and Florence Pugh are … not close
  • Shia LaBeouf says he quit Don’t Worry Darling. Olivia Wilde says she fired him. What’s the truth?
  • Harry seems very nervous … and not just for his debut in a leading role
  • Chris Pine is stuck in the middle of it all — and was spit on? Maybe?
  • Harry Styles kissed Nick Kroll. And we are jealous. But also still worrying, darling
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The Unashamed Colorism and Afro Latinx Erasure of Lin Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights”

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My memory of the early movies consisted of a lot of smarmy one-liners, plenty of women in those kind of pointy bikini tops, bad guys with Russian or German accents, and loads of shots of Sean Connery's legs. As far as Bond's relationship with women, I remembered that he was unquestionably a womanizer and women often just melted into his arms, apparently seduced by the mere sight of him. I was prepared to laugh at these outdated tropes and accept the movies' questionable gender dynamics as a product of a different time. I wasn't expecting to see point blank sexual assault.

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​10 Director's Cuts That Made the Movie Better

The Snyder Cut of Justice League has ushered in a strange new era of super long movies. Here are films that made the most out of those extra minutes.

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Ever since the bloated four-hour behemoth hit streaming services, other directors have started to follow suit and either tease or completely re-package their films. The Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard recently said he had enough footage for a 5-hour cut of the film. Margot Robbie recently revealed that there is a massive 20-hour-cut of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood.

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